American Heart Association

New tool helps predict how treatments affect heart attack, stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new tool for doctors and patients will help predict how well four preventive therapies affect long-term risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to a special report published Friday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

The risk assessment tool, developed […]

Experts reassert value of AHA/ACC risk calculator after study finds it overestimates heart risk

Several risk assessment tools, including one from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, were found to overestimate heart attack and stroke risk, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

But experts who developed the AHA/ACC risk calculator said they already knew about […]

New stroke outcome measures don’t consider stroke severity

New measures that look at the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients may wind up negatively affecting stroke care, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association said in a statement on Wednesday.

The stroke outcome measures, which profile hospital performance for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, look at whether […]

AHA, ACC reaffirm new cardiovascular prevention guidelines, risk calculator

One in three Americans will die from heart disease or stroke, and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on public health, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recently released four clinical practice prevention guidelines in the areas […]

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