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.

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update

The Statistical Update represents a critical resource for the lay public, policy makers, media professionals, clinicians, healthcare administrators, researchers, health advocates, and others seeking the best available data on these factors and conditions.

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Cardiovascular Disease and Breast Cancer

This document will provide a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of these diseases, shared risk factors, cardiotoxic effects of therapy, as well as the prevention and treatment of CVD in breast cancer patients.

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Effect of Dysphagia Screening Strategies on Clinical Outcomes After Stroke: A Systematic Review for the 2018 AIS Guidelines

The American Heart Association convened an evidence review committee to systematically review evidence for the effectiveness of dysphagia screening protocols to reduce the risk of pneumonia, death, or dependency after stroke.

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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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CIRCULATION RESEARCH: Featured Articles February 2018
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STROKE | Progress and Innovation Award Second Prize Winner
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CIRCULATION: 2018 Go Red For Women Issue
02/20/2018 | CIRCULATON 2018 Go Red For Women Issue
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes New Frontiers Series
02/19/2018 | Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes is excited to announces new Frontiers in Cardiovascular Outcomes Res...

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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