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.

Recognition and Initial Management of Fulminant Myocarditis

This scientific statement outlines the resources necessary to manage the spectrum of fulminant myocarditis including extracorporeal life support, percutaneous and durable ventricular assist devices, transplant capabilities and specialists in advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac pathology, immunology, and infectious disease.

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Dietary Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk

This advisory was developed following a review of human studies on the relationship of dietary cholesterol with blood lipids, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk to address questions regarding the relevance of dietary cholesterol guidance for heart health.

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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.

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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