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.

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Current State of the Science

Recent insights about causes, clinical course, treatment options, outcomes, and associated conditions and the many persistent knowledge gaps are presented.

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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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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Systems of Care

This update describes recent advances in the science of cardiac resuscitation systems and evidence of their effectiveness, as well as recent progress in dissemination and implementation throughout the United States.

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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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Free Article Exchange | February2018 | American Journal of Nephrology
03/16/2018 | The February 2018 announcement of the free access articles from the American Journal of Nephrology.
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STROKE Editor's Picks - March 2018
03/13/2018 | Stroke Editor's Picks for March 2018

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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