Society-sanctioned guidelines on care are valuable tools, but accessing key information from the often complicated statements has been a daunting task. Now, practitioners and their institutions have a clear path to successful application of guidelines from the American Heart Association. This book outlines the key AHA guidelines, Statements, and Performance Measures and includes comparisons with the associated European guidelines. This book also has a strong online component, which will alert users who sign up to new updates to the guidelines and other relevant information. It will also have links through to the full guidelines and statements.
Contributors vii Preface x 1 Chronic Stable Angina 1 Theodore D. Fraker, Stephan D. Fihn, and Raymond J. Gibbons 2 Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 25 Jeffrey L. Anderson and Nanette Kass Wenger 3 ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction 46 Elliott M. Antman 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs 91 Mark A. Williams and Gary J. Balady 5 Secondary Prevention for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease 108 Sidney C. Smith, Jr. 6 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 117 Sidney C. Smith, Jr. 7 Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery 134 Cullen D. Morris, Kim Eagle, Robert A. O'Rourke, and Robert A. Guyton 8 Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery 152 Lee A. Fleisher 9 Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease 165 Alan T. Hirsch and Ziv J. Haskal 10 Cholesterol Management in the Context of Risk Factor Profile 187 Scott M. Grundy 11 Hypertension 196 Clive Rosendorff 12 Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women 214 Kathy Berra and Nanette Kass Wenger 13 Heart Failure 223 Sharon A. Hunt and Mariell Jessup 14 Cardiomyopathies 236 Barry J. Maron 15 Atrial Fibrillation 244 Valentin Fuster and Lars Ryden 16 Supraventricular Arrhythmias 255 Carina Blomstrom-Lundqvist and Melvin Scheinman 17 Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death 270 A. John Camm and Douglas P. Zipes 18 Valvular Heart Disease 293 Robert O. Bonow 19 Infective Endocarditis 312 Larry M. Baddour, Kathryn A. Taubert, Michael H. Gewitz, and Walter R. Wilson 20 Cardiac CT Imaging 336 Matthew J. Budoff and Allen J. Taylor Appendix Update on Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Current and Future Trends 347 Robert A. O'Rourke Other Statements Published in 2008 353 Index 355 COI Table 373