hidden Treating High Blood Pressure According to 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Expected to Be Cost-Effective

Treating High Blood Pressure According to 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Expected to Be Cost-Effective

Authors: Kim Stitzel, M.S., R.D., Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Emily A. Callahan, M.P.H., R.D.N., Owner, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC

Preview: Gradual implementation of the 2017 high blood pressure treatment guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is expected to be cost-effective, according to preliminary research to be presented Nov. 17 at the Association’s annual Scientific Sessions meeting in Philadelphia.

hidden Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Rejected Or Abandoned Cholesterol Drug Prescriptions Tied To More Heart Events

Author: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University

Preview: People whose cholesterol-lowering drug prescriptions are rejected or abandoned are more likely to have heart events than those whose prescriptions are covered. That’s the finding of a study published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

hidden What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

What You Need to Know About the New Prevention Guidelines

Author: Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D.N., FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS

Preview: The most important way to prevent cardiovascular disease is through a healthy lifestyle throughout life. That’s a key message of new guidelines on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released today by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

hidden New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

New Cholesterol Guideline Recommends More Personalized Risk Assessment, Active Patient Involvement in Treatment Decisions

Author: Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA; Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas; Chair, 2018 Cholesterol Guideline writing committee

Preview: Shared decision-making to help health care providers and patients manage cholesterol across the lifespan is a focus of new guidelines that provide recommendations related to several patient conditions and scenarios.

hidden Improving Access to Stroke Treatment: Six Key Points the Wall Street Journal Missed

Improving Access to Stroke Treatment: Six Key Points the Wall Street Journal Missed

Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., FAHA, FANA, Executive Vice Chairman, Neurology Department, and Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center for TeleHealth, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School A February 6 article in the Wall Street Journal, “A Breakthrough Stroke Treatment Can Save Lives – If It’s Available” raised awareness of barriers that hinder

hidden In Light of New Guidelines, Here Are Three Things Everyone Should Know About Stroke

In Light of New Guidelines, Here Are Three Things Everyone Should Know About Stroke

Author: William J. Powers, M.D., FAHA, H. Houston Merritt Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Neurology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chair, Writing Group, AHA/ASA 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Preview: Just a few years ago, stroke dropped from the nation’s No. 4 killer to No. 5, yet it still kills more than 130,000 people every year.

hidden New Hypertension Guideline Updates How We Measure and Treat High Blood Pressure

New Hypertension Guideline Updates How We Measure and Treat High Blood Pressure

Author: John Warner, M.D., MBA; President, American Heart Association, 2017-18

Preview: Many more people than previously believed are at risk for this far too common condition that increases the chance for heart disease and stroke, according to a new guideline for high blood pressure prevention, detection, evaluation and management released Monday by the American Heart Association.