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The AHA Guidelines and Scientific Statements Handbook

Valentin Fuster (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-18463-2 December 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 408 Pages


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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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

“This is an excellent summary of the current AHA guidelines.” (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)