GUIDELINES & STATEMENTS


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.

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

This guideline consolidates existing recommendations and various recent scientific statements, expert consensus documents, and clinical practice guidelines into a single guidance document focused on the primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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Perfusion Assessment in Critical Limb Ischemia

This scientific statement discusses the current tests and technologies for non-invasive assessment of limb perfusion including the ankle brachial index, toe brachial index, and other perfusion technologies.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Management of Hypertriglyceridemia

The purpose of this advisory is to summarize the lipid and lipoprotein effects resulting from pharmacological doses of n-3 FA (> 3 g/d total EPA + DHA) based on new scientific data and availability of n-3 FA agents.

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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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