Guidelines Pocket Guides


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.

The digital versions of the GUIDELINES Pocket Cards are now available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Learn more about the mobile app.

AHA Partners are eligible to receive a 15% discount when purchasing the print or digital versions of the pocket cards. Simply click the Buy Now link and select the print or digital format - the discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.

For mobile devices select and purchase the digital format, download the Guideline Central app from the App Store or Google Play and use the same email and password as the website when logging in.

Acute Ischemic Stroke

This practical quick-reference tool contains evidence-graded recommendations for early ischemic stroke including pre- and in-hospital care; administrative quality improvement; the NIHSS scale; and treatment, alteplase, lipid management and risk status tables.

Device-Based Therapy

This practical quick-reference tool contains detailed indications and recommendations for both temporary and permanent treatment of abnormal cardiac rhythms of every type; management algorithms; tables of available devices and monitoring frequency for each indication; and discussions of cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

ST–Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

This practical quick-reference tool contains detailed guideline recommendations for treatment at every stage, from out-of-hospital first contact through posttreatment follow-up, with indications for angiography, PCI, reperfusion, stents, CABG, fibrinolysis, aspiration thrombectomy, and adjunctive antithrombotic therapy; a list of fibrinolytic agents with doses and comments; medical therapies with doses and comments; and risk assessment, follow-up, and CHADS2 scoring information.

Heart Failure

This practical quick-reference tool contains risk assessment and diagnostic recommendations, multiple diagnostic and treatment tables and algorithms, drug and interventional therapy guidelines, and patient follow-up recommendations.

Mechanical Circulatory Support

This practical quick-reference tool contains detailed information including indications and contraindications for the use of mechanical circulatory support, preoperative risk evaluation information, mortality data, a device selection algorithm with lists of currently approved devices for both short- and long-term use, and device illustrations.

Prevention of Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

This practical quick-reference tool contains risk assessment guidelines by CHADS2 score, detailed recommendations for treatment by drug and dose, and a treatment algorithm.

Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

This practical quick-reference tool contains screening, risk assessment, and diagnostic recommendations with multiple diagnostic and treatment tables and algorithms, and drug and interventional therapy, patient education, and follow-up recommendations.

Atrial Fibrillation

This practical quick-reference tool contains comprehensive evidence-graded guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of atrial rhythm disorders including evaluation, risk stratification, pharmacologic rate and rhythm control, antithrombotic therapy, cardioversion, ablation techniques and coincident conditions.

Valvular Heart Disease

This practical quick-reference tool contains detailed, graded diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations for valvular heart disease in easy-to-use tabular and algorithmic layouts.

 

Cholesterol

This practical quick-reference tool contains screening, primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, drug therapy, and dosing information and recommendations for the hyperlipidemias; treatment algorithms; patient monitoring; racial, ethnic and age differences; comorbidities and statin side effects.

Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

This practical quick-reference tool contains graded recommendations for evaluation and risk scoring, use of biomarkers, medical therapy, selection for and timing of invasive and ischemia-guided strategies, discharge evaluation and planning, and management of special patient groups.

AHA 12 Guidelines Bundle

The following GUIDELINES Pocket Guides are included in the AHA/ASA print and digital bundles and are developed in collaboration with and approved by the AHA/ASA:

  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Ambulatory and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cholesterol
  • CPR for Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Device-Based Therapy
  • Heart Failure High Blood Pressure
  • Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management
  • Prevention of Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
  • Prevention of Stroke in Women
  • Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Primary Stroke Prevention
  • Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
  • ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Valvular Heart Disease