Posts Tagged ‘practice guidelines’

April 6th, 2015

Bringing Clarity and Consensus to the Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with CAD

AHA President Elliott Antman discusses the recent scientific statement from the AHA/ACC/ASH on the treatment of hypertension in patients with existing CAD.

September 8th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 8th

This week’s topics include the PARADIGM-HF trial, sham controls in medical-device trials, the efficacy of β blockers in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, and more.

August 18th, 2014

Advice on Implementing the New Cholesterol Guidelines

CardioExchange’s Harlan M. Krumholz interviews Sidney C. Smith, coauthor of a new article, published in JACC, that reviews the major findings and recommendations of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, as well as the recommendations’ implications for risk assessment, LDL lowering, and statin use. Krumholz: How have the new guidelines changed your practice?  Smith: The new focus on statins, […]

July 14th, 2014

Poor Retention of Guideline Recommendations

Harlan Krumholz discusses a JAMA study that found a substantial proportion of Class I guideline recommendations were not durable over a 10-year period.

June 4th, 2014

My Fellow Doctors, Are You Miserable?

CardioExchange member Enrique Guadiana asks other physicians whether they’re still happy practicing medicine.

June 2nd, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 2nd

This week’s topics include the durability of class I ACC/AHA clinical practice guideline recommendations and several papers on hypertension.

March 13th, 2014

Achieving Consensus for the 2014 ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Guideline


The writing committee co-chairs of the 2014 ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Guideline discuss how the committee achieved consensus on the future treatment of valvular disease.

February 6th, 2014

Carotid IMT Testing: Misgraded and Misunderstood


James Stein and Matthew Tattersall discuss why they believe carotid artery IMT testing was incorrectly graded in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines, and tell us what they think the grade should be, and why.

January 27th, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 3

Tell us how you’d determine this 41-year-old African American woman’s 10-year CVD risk, and if you’d put her on a statin.

January 22nd, 2014

SERIES: Making Sense of the New Prevention Guidelines — The View from Clinical Practice

A series of clinical vignettes involving decisions affected by the recently published prevention guidelines (JNC 8, ACC/AHA, ESC)