About GUIDELINES & Statements

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association publish medical guidelines and scientific statements on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. AHA/ASA volunteer scientists and healthcare professionals write the statements. The statements are supported by scientific studies published in recognized journals and have a rigorous review and approval process. Scientific statements generally include a review of data available on a specific subject, an evaluation on its relationship to overall cardiovascular disease science, and often an AHA/ASA position on the basis of that evaluation.

Contemporary Management of Cardiogenic Shock

This scientific statement on cardiogenic shock summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiologies, and outcomes of cardiogenic shock, reviews contemporary best medical, surgical, mechanical circulatory support, and palliative care practices, advocates for the development of regionalized systems-of-care and outlines future research priorities.

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Defining Optimal Brain Health in Adults

The purpose of this American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Presidential Advisory is to provide an initial definition of optimal brain health in adults and guidance on how to maintain brain health.

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2017 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With ST-Elevation and Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Measure sets developed by the ACC/AHA are intended to provide practitioners and institutions that deliver cardiovascular services with tools to measure the quality of care provided and identify opportunities for improvement.

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Guidelines Pocketcards

Official AHA/ASA and ACCF/AHA GUIDELINES quick-reference tools provide healthcare providers and students with instant access to current guidelines in a clear concise format.

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AHA Guidelines on-the-go Mobile App

Access guidelines on your mobile device anytime, anywhere! Download the association's mobile app today and enjoy the benefits of staying up-to-date no matter where you are. Actionable at the point of care, users will be able to retrieve relevant pieces of content while also having access to additional support detail and evidence.

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