The AHA Guidelines and Scientific Statements Handbook / Edition 1

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Society-sanctioned guidelines on care are valuable tools, but accessing key information from the often complicated statements has been a daunting task. Now, practitioners and their institutions have a clear path to successful application of guidelines from the American Heart Association. This book outlines the key AHA guidelines, Statements, and Performance Measures and includes comparisons with the associated European guidelines. This book also has a strong online component, which will alert users who sign up to new updates to the guidelines and other relevant information. It will also have links through to the full guidelines and statements.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Adriana Maria Rosario, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a compilation of the most current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.
Purpose: The objective is to enhance the education of caregivers with a user-friendly, summarized and updated handbook.
Audience: The audience is broad and includes cardiologists, internists, general practitioners, and trainees looking for improvement in patient care.
Features: Each guideline is discussed by an expert in the field who summarizes the most relevant information, focusing on the most clinically useful data and showing how to apply it in an everyday clinical encounter. The chapters include the main features of the current guidelines, with a comparison to the previous ones and with other guidelines from different cardiology societies (like the European society of Cardiology). Many of the chapters include an interest point in performance measures and paragraphs regarding ongoing research efforts and future directions. The illustrations and tables are clear and easy to read. Interestingly, the book comes with a companion website that keeps the book up to date. There is also an updated list of links to AHA guidelines published since the book went to press.
Assessment: This is an excellent summary of the current AHA guidelines.
From the Publisher
“This is an excellent summary of the current AHA guidelines.” (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405184632
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2009
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface x

1 Chronic Stable Angina 1
Theodore D. Fraker, Stephan D. Fihn, and Raymond J. Gibbons

2 Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 25
Jeffrey L. Anderson and Nanette Kass Wenger

3 ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 46
Elliott M. Antman

4 Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs 91
Mark A. Williams and Gary J. Balady

5 Secondary Prevention for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease 108
Sidney C. Smith, Jr.

6 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 117
Sidney C. Smith, Jr.

7 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery 134
Cullen D. Morris, Kim Eagle, Robert A. O'Rourke, and Robert A. Guyton

8 Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery 152
Lee A. Fleisher

9 Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease 165
Alan T. Hirsch and Ziv J. Haskal

10 Cholesterol Management in the Context of Risk Factor Profile 187
Scott M. Grundy

11 Hypertension 196
Clive Rosendorff

12 Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women 214
Kathy Berra and Nanette Kass Wenger

13 Heart Failure 223
Sharon A. Hunt and Mariell Jessup

14 Cardiomyopathies 236
Barry J. Maron

15 Atrial Fibrillation 244
Valentin Fuster and Lars Rydén

16 Supraventricular Arrhythmias 255
Carina Blomström-Lundqvist and Melvin Scheinman

17 Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death 270
A. John Camm and Douglas P. Zipes

18 Valvular Heart Disease 293
Robert O. Bonow

19 Infective Endocarditis 312
Larry M. Baddour, Kathryn A. Taubert, Michael H. Gewitz, and Walter R. Wilson

20 Cardiac CT Imaging 336
Matthew J. Budoff and Allen J. Taylor

Appendix Update on Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Current and Future Trends 347
Robert A. O'Rourke

Other Statements Published in 2008 353

Index 355

COI Table 373

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