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Angina/CAD

Practice Guidelines

Acute Coronary Syndromes – American Heart Association, November 2005

Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Antithrombotic Therapy for Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women – American Heart Association, March 2007

Evaluation of Primary Care Patients with Chronic Stable Angina – American College of Physicians, July 2004

Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angina – American College of Cardiology & American Heart Association, December 2007

The Primary and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Primary Care Management of Chronic Stable Angina & Asymptomatic Suspected or Known Coronary Artery Disease – American College of Physicians, October 2004

Secondary Prevention for Patients with Coronary & Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease – American Heart Association & American College of Cardiology, May 2006

Stable Coronary Artery Disease – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, April 2007

Review Articles

Acute Chest Pain – Suspected Myocardial Ischemia: Radiologic Evaluation – Am Fam Phys

Acute Coronary Care in the Elderly, Part I: Non-ST-Segment-Elevation ACS – Circulation

Acute Coronary Care in the Elderly, Part II: ST-segment-Elevation MI – Circulation

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Unstable Angina/Non-ST Elevation MI – Critical Care Clinics

Angina Pectoris: Evaluation in the Office – Med Clinics N.A.

Biochemical Markers: Utilization in Acute Coronary Syndrome – Circulation

Chest Pain: Diagnosing the Cause – Am Fam Phys

Chronic Stable Angina: Clinical Practice – NEJM

Chronic Stable Angina Pectoris – Disease-a-Month (via PubMed link)

Controversies in Stable CAD – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Exercise Stress Testing: Update – Am Fam Phys

Management of Non-ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction – Med Clinics N.A.

New Imaging Techniques for Diagnosing CAD – CMAJ

Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging – Am Fam Phys

Optimal Medical Therapy after MI in the Elderly – Geriatrics (via PubMed link)

Plavix (clopidogrel): Role in Mgmt of Atherothrombotic CV Disease – Ann Intern Med

Preparation of the Cardiac Patient for Noncardiac Surgery – Am Fam Phys

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Women – Am Fam Phys

Reperfusion Strategies for ST-segment Elevation MI – Ann Intern Med

Stress Tests: How to make a calculated choice. – J Fam Pract (via PubMed link)

Antithrombotic/Thrombolytic Therapy

Practice Guidelines

Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition) – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, June 2008 (link to entire Chest Supplement via MD Consult)

Antiplatelet Drugs – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Antithrombotic Therapy Supplement – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, August 2007

Hemorrhagic Complications of Anticoagulant and Thrombolytic Treatment – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Management of Venous Thromboembolism – American College of Physicians & American Academy of Family Physicians, February 2007

The Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Pharmacology and Management of the Vitamin K Antagonists – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Treatment and Prevention of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Review Articles

Acute Pulmonary Embolism – NEJM

Anticoagulants in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis -Am J Med

Beyond unfractionated heparin & warfarin: current & future – Circulation

Bleeding risk & mgmt of bleeding complications in patients on anticoagulant therapy – Blood

Combined use of anticoagulants & antiplatelet drugs – Circulation

Diagnosis & treatment of deep-vein thrombosis – CMAJ

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia – NEJM

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: Clinical manifestations & mgmt

– Am J Med

Medical management of acute coronary syndromes & potential roles for new antithrombotic agents – J Emerg Med (via PubMed link)

Outpatient Management of Anticoagulation Therapy – Am Fam Phys

Prophylaxis for thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients – NEJM

Role of aspirin in cardiovascular prevention: implications of aspirin resistance – J Am Coll Cardiol

Venous Thromboembolism – BMJ

Venous Thromboembolism during Pregnancy – Am Fam Physician

Atrial Fibrillation

Practice Guidelines

Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation – American Academy of Family Physicians & American College of Physicians, December 2003

Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation – American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, & European Society of Cardiology, August 2006

Review Articles

Amiodarone for atrial fibrillation – NEJM

Antiarrhythmic drugs: Maintaining sinus rhythm after cardioversion – Arch Intern Med

Anticoagulation: stroke prevention in patients with AFib – Med Clinics N.A.

Atrial fibrillation: goals of therapy & management strategies – Med Clinics N.A.

Atrial fibrillation in the elderly – Am J Med

Controversies in atrial fibrillation – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Drug-induced atrial fibrillation – J Am Coll Cardiol

New antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation – Am Heart J

Newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation – NEJM

Heart Failure

Practice Guidelines

Diagnosis & Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult – American College of Cardiology & American Heart Association, August 2005

Heart Failure in Adults – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, August 2007

Review Articles

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Approach – Am J Med

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Management – CMAJ

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Pathophysiology & Treatment – Am J Cardiol

Current & Investigational Pharmacologic Agents for Acute Heart Failure Syndromes – Am J Cardiol

Diabetes & Heart Failure: Epidemiology, Mechanisms, & Pharmacotherapy – Am J Cardiol

Diastolic Dysfunction & Heart Failure: Diagnosis & Management – Am Fam Phys

Diastolic Heart Failure: A Review & Primary Care Perspective – J Am Board Fam Pract

Diastolic Heart Failure: Integrated Diagnosis & Management – Am Heart J

The Failing Heart – An Engine out of Fuel – NEJM

Heart Failure: Diagnosis in Adults – Am Fam Phys

Heart Failure: The Role of BNP Testing – Am Fam Phys

Sexual Activity & Chronic Heart Failure – Mayo Clin Proc (via PubMed link)

Update in the Approach to & Management of Heart Failure – South Med J (via PubMed link)

Hyperlipidemia

Practice Guidelines

National Cholesterol Education Program Guidelines At-A-Glance – National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, ATP III guidelines for detection & management

Lipid Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – American College of Physicians, April 2004

Review Articles

Drug Treatment of Hyperlipidemia in Women – JAMA

Dyslipidaemia – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Dyslipidemia in Type 2 Diabetes – Med Clinics N.A.

Hypertriglyceridemia – J Am Board Fam Med

Hypertriglyceridemia: Clinical Practice – NEJM

Hypertriglyceridemia: Its Etiology, Effects, & Treatment – CMAJ

Hypertriglyceridemia: Management – Am Fam Phys

Lipid Management in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus – Am J Cardiol

Lipid-modifying Treatment in African American Patients -Am Heart J

Management of Dyslipidaemia – Heart

Metabolic Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management – Circulation

Niacin in the Treatment of Lipid Disorders – Arch Intern Med

Statin-Induced Myopathy – Am J Med

Treatment of Cholesterol Abnormalities – Am Fam Phys

Hypertension

Practice Guidelines

JNC 7 Express – The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, NIH/NHLBI, December 2003

JNC 7 Complete Report

JNC 7 Reference Card – including an algorithm for treatment & indications for specific drug classes

AACE Hypertension Guidelines: Diagnosis & Treatment of Hypertension – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, March/April 2006

The Evidence Base for Tight Blood Pressure Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – American College of Physicians, April 2003

Hypertension Diagnosis & Treatment – Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, October 2006

Primary Prevention of Hypertension – National High Blood Pressure Education Program, NIH/NHLBI, October 2002

Screening for High Blood Pressure – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, June 2003

Treatment of Hypertension in the Prevention & Management of Ischemic Heart Disease – American Heart Association, May 2007

Treatment of Hypertension in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – Blood Pressure Goals, Choice of Agents, and Setting Priorities in Diabetes Care; American College of Physicians, April 2003

Review Articles

Ambulatory Blood-Pressure Monitoring – NEJM

Antihypertensive Therapy in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy – South Med J (via PubMed link)

Controversies in Hypertension – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension – Am Fam Phys

Home Monitoring of Glucose & Blood Pressure – Am Fam Phys

Hypertension: Diagnosing Secondary Hypertension – Am Fam Phys

Hypertension in Children & Adolescents – Am Fam Phys

Hypertension: Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Managing HTN – Am Fam Phys

Hypertension: Which drugs to choose for patients with CV disease – J Fam Pract (via PubMed link)

Hypertensive Crises: Challenges & Management – Chest

Hypertensive Emergency & Severe Hypertension – Med Clin N.A.

Hypertensive Therapy: Part I. – Circulation

Hypertensive Therapy: Part II. – Circulation

Isolated Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly – NEJM

Pharmacologic Treatment of HTN in Children & Adolescents – The Journal of Pediatrics

Resistant or Difficult-to-Control Hypertension – NEJM

Secondary Hypertension due to Drugs & Toxins – South Med J (via PubMed link)

Treatment of HTN & Other CV Risk Factors in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome – Med Clinics N.A.

What we really need to do to reduce CV events in hypertensive patients – J Fam Pract (via PubMed link)

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Practice Guidelines

Antithrombotic Therapy for Peripheral Artery Occlusive Disease – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease – American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, March 2006

Review Articles

Intermittent Claudication: Clinical Practice – NEJM

Management of Risk in Peripheral Arterial Disease – Am Heart J

Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Diabetes – J Am Coll Cardiol

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Management – Am Fam Phys

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Management in Primary Care – BMJ

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Management in the Elderly – Geriatrics (via PubMed link)

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Medical Treatment – JAMA

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Diagnosis & Treatment -Am Fam Phys

Valvular Heart Disease

Practice Guidelines

Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease – American College of Cardiology & American Heart Association, August 2006

Valvular and Structural Heart Disease – American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines, Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy (8th Edition), June 2008

Review Articles

Aortic Regurgitation – Circulation

Aortic Regurgitation: Clinical Practice – NEJM

Aortic Stenosis: Emerging Medical Treatments – Heart

Calcific Aortic Valve Disease – Circulation

Mitral Stenosis: Modern Management – Circulation

Mitral Valve Prolapse – Lancet (via PubMed link)

Prosthetic Heart Valves: Management & Follow Up – Heart

Miscellaneous Review Articles

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Am Fam Phys

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia – Am Fam Phys

Metabolic Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management – Circulation

Myocarditis: Current Trends in Diagnosis & Treatment – Circulation

Pericardial Disease – Circulation

Sex-Specific Issues Related to Cardiovascular Disease – CMAJ

Vascular Surgery: An Update – Am Fam Phys

Venous & Arterial Leg Ulcers – BMJ