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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care
March 27, 2014

Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

Statement Highlights: People recovering from serious strokes should be given access to palliative care. Palliative care—which focusses on minimizing suffering – should be customized to stroke patients and their families.
New guidelines for reducing stroke risks unique to women
February 06, 2014

New guidelines for reducing stroke risks unique to women

Statement Highlights: For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women. Stroke risk in women is influenced by pregnancy, birth control pills, migraine headaches with aura and other factors.
December 05, 2013

U.S. stroke deaths declining due to improved prevention, treatment

Statement Highlights: Better blood pressure control, stop-smoking programs and faster treatment are a few of the reasons for a dramatic decline in U.S. stroke deaths in recent decades.
ACC/AHA Release New Guideline for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Adults
November 12, 2013

ACC/AHA Release New Guideline for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released a new clinical practice guideline to help primary care clinicians better identify adults who may be at high risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, potentially serious cardiovascular conditions caused by atherosclerosis, and who thus may benefit from lifestyle changes or drug therapy to help prevent it.
November 12, 2013

American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Statement Highlights: New guideline urges healthcare providers to actively help their patients achieve and maintain a healthier body weight. Healthcare that includes developing individualized plans and focusing on behavior change is key to curbing obesity, according to the guidelines.
ACC/AHA Publish New Guideline for Management of Blood Cholesterol
November 12, 2013

ACC/AHA Publish New Guideline for Management of Blood Cholesterol

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of blood cholesterol in people at high risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening and narrowing of the arteries, that can lead to heart attack, stroke or death.
American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Healthy Living Clinical Practice Guideline
November 12, 2013

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Healthy Living Clinical Practice Guideline

Guideline Highlights: To lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, a heart-healthy dietary pattern is strongly recommended. This heart-healthy dietary pattern should reduce saturated fat, trans fat and sodium intakes below current population levels. Physical activity should average 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, three to four times a week.
October 29, 2013

American Heart Association quality program can improve health care

DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2013 – A new paper released today in the journal Circulation, indicates that following the Get With The Guidelines® program, launched by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association to improve in-hospital quality, has helped hospitals deliver better care for a broad range of cardiovascular conditions.
October 28, 2013

Older heart patients need personalized preventive care

Statement Highlights: Healthcare providers should personalize preventive care for cardiovascular disease patients age 75 and older.Benefits of preventive strategies must be balanced with the risks and tradeoffs of various interventions for older patients. Patients should be involved in the decision-making process.
October 14, 2013

Doctors should routinely evaluate patients’ physical activity habits

Statement Highlights: Doctors should evaluate patients’ physical activity habits as routinely as they check blood pressure and other risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Doctors should counsel patients on how to include physical activity in their lives.
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