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.

Diagnosis and Management of Noncardiac Complications in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

The purpose of this review is to provide a state-of-the-art update on noncardiac complications in adults with congenital heart disease.

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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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Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

This American Heart Association scientific statement systematically reviewed the data on the potential benefits of meditation on cardiovascular risk.

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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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