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Statements and Guidelines Archive

Search and browse the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s published medical guidelines and scientific statements about cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. The statements are supported by scientific studies published in recognized journals and have a rigorous review and approval process.

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2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults (2017)

This guideline is an update of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publication, “The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure” (JNC 7) and is a comprehensive resource for the clinical and public health practice communities.

2017 Guideline PDF

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Potential U.S. Population Impact of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guideline (2017)

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension, implications of recommendations for antihypertensive medication and prevalence of BP above the treatment goal among US adults using criteria from the 2017 ACC/AHA and the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7) guidelines.

Source: Circulation

Potential U.S. Population Impact PDF


Presidential Advisory: American Heart Association Principles on the Accessibility and Affordability of Drugs and Biologics (2017)

This advisory examines potential explanations behind rising prices in the drug and biologic markets, and establishes principles to guide the Association’s engagement in advocating for treatments, including medicines that are available, affordable and accessible to patients.

Source: Circulation

Presidential Advisory PDF


Cardiovascular Health in African Americans: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association (2017)

This statement profiles the overall cardiovascular health of African Americans, including an overview of the burden of cardiovascular disease; a discussion of the genetic and biological factors that might contribute to cardiovascular disease; how traditional risk factors and adverse health behaviors affect the disparities between African Americans and whites; and medical treatments and the social, cultural and environmental factors that influence prevention and disease management in African Americans.

Source: Circulation

Cardiovascular Health in African Americans PDF


Fundamental Cardiovascular Research: Returns on Societal Investment: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (2017)

This scientific statement provides an analysis of the opportunities and the challenges faced in context of the ongoing battle against cardiovascular diseases and highlights the return on investment afforded by fundamental cardiovascular research. Continued research on mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease prevention, pathogenesis, progression and therapeutic intervention are needed for making lifesaving advances.

Source: professional.heart.org

Poststroke Fatigue PDF


Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics (2017)

This annual update compiles the latest available national statistics on heart disease and stroke morbidity, mortality and risks; quality of care; medical procedures and operations; and costs associated with disease management.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017 PDF


Workplace Programs, Policies, and Environmental Supports to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (2017)

Co-authored by Centers staff, this article provides a preliminary snapshot of how the comprehensiveness of workplace cardiovascular health initiatives is related to measures of employees’ health risks, disease prevalence, and medical expenditures.

Workplace Programs, Policies, and Environmental Supports to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease PDF


Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Children: Challenges and Opportunities for 2020 and Beyond: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (2016)

This document is a pediatric-focused companion to “Defining and Setting National Goals for Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Reduction: The American Heart Association’s Strategic Impact Goal Through 2020 and Beyond.” It emphasizes the 7 fundamental principles that define CV health in children for the clinical or research setting. The principles detailed in the document reflect the AHA’s dynamic and proactive goal to promote cardiovascular health throughout the life course.

Source: professional.heart.org

Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Children PDF


Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (2015)

The purpose of this statement is to increase awareness of the influence of social factors – such as race, income, education, and environment – on the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of CVD; to summarize the current state of knowledge about these factors; and to suggest future directions in research, particularly research on effective interventions to attenuate or eliminate these adverse social influences.

Source: professional.heart.org

Social Determinants of Risk and Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease PDF


Workplace Wellness Recognition for Optimizing Workplace Health: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association (2015)

Well-designed, comprehensive workplace wellness programs have the potential to improve cardiovascular health and to reduce mortality, morbidity, and disability resulting from cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nevertheless, widespread implementation of comprehensive workplace wellness programs is lacking, and program composition and quality vary. This advisory issues a set of recommendations to optimize workplace health using a common set of measures to recognize workplace health programs.

Source: Circulation

Workplace Wellness Recognition for Optimizing Workplace Health PDF


Defining and Setting National Goals for Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Reduction: The American Heart Association’s Strategic Impact Goal Through 2020 and Beyond (2010)

This document sets forth the AHA’s 2020 Impact Goal (“To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%, by 2020”) and defines the concept of cardiovascular health. It identifies the metrics needed to monitor cardiovascular health over time, which will measure achievement of the Impact Goal.

Source: professional.heart.org

2020 Goals PDF