Posts Tagged ‘practice guidelines’

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January 22nd, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 1

A 71-year-old man asks John Ryan about reducing or stopping his hypertension medication


October 3rd, 2013

ABI-Based Screening for PAD: Which Guidelines Are Right?

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Rita Redberg and Mark Creager discuss the differences between the USPSTF and the ACCF/AHA guideline recommendations on whether to use the ankle-brachial index to screen patients for peripheral artery disease.


August 29th, 2013

Managing Hypertension – Not as Easy as It Once Seemed

A Chief Resident surveys the rapidly changing landscape of hypertension management.


August 5th, 2013

Putting the 2013 Heart Failure Guidelines Into Practice

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CardioExchange’s Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan interview Clyde W. Yancy, lead member of the ACCF/AHA task force that wrote the 2013 guidelines for management of heart failure. Krumholz and Ryan: What is the biggest challenge to implementing the heart failure guidelines for every patient with heart failure? Yancy: The biggest challenge is no longer in establishing “proof.” […]


August 16th, 2012

Children Should Have Their Cholesterol Checked

Dr. Samuel Gidding responds to a recent post by Dr. James Stein about the value of universal lipid screening for children age 9 to 11 years.


July 20th, 2010

Who Should Treat Advanced HF/Transplant Patients?

The ACC, AHA, and several other organizations have released the first Clinical Competence Statement on Management of Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant. “The current statement describes the level of experience, knowledge, and technical skills necessary for competent performance in caring for these complex patients,” write the authors of the report, including the chair […]