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469720 tn?1388146349 The rewarding feeling that I receive from the practice of vascular surgery is tremendous. The field is quite challenging but the rapid evolution in technology allows us to treat a greater percentage of disease in a minimally invasive fashion. Still, my research focus is squarely on increasing awareness of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on educating children, adolescents and adults about the lifestyle changes that we can make that would make cardiovascular disease an uncommon event.
Avatar f tn Primary prevention is a lot less effective than secondary prevention (as judged by the number needed to treat to prevent one stroke per year).Recent guidelines detail the evidence for primary prevention in stroke. Because stroke may indicate underlying atherosclerosis, it is important to determine the patient's risk for other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease. Conversely, aspirin prevents against first stroke in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction.
Avatar n tn Having two episodes of only seconds in length does not warrant Coumadin, per the 2006 AHA guidelines, with link included below. At your young age, and with relatively few risk factors, and with your episodes so infrequent and short, I would refuse Coumadin at this time. Of course your ASA is quite appropriate and should be continued. My EP and Dr.
Avatar m tn But in June, the NHLBI decided to hand over the responsibility of developing guidelines to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). That process eventually led to the release of guidance for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease last month.
Avatar n tn rehab guidelines or physiotherapy accounts) highlighting the special circumstances and challenges sourrounding this group of patients. There is a lot of literature about secondary prevention of stroke but nothing about the special needs (physio, special hoists, chairs, oversize rhabilitation kit,etc.) and complications around rehabilitation of large patients.
Avatar n tn You can go to AHA pages and see the new guidelines. Antibiotic prophylaxis is only recommended for people who have serious problems, not for healthy people with mild regurge. I think my cardiologist told me back in May, shortly before the new guidelines were published on the AHA site. Yipeee!! .
Avatar n tn Another possiblity (though less likely perhaps given your multiple stroke risk factors) is could this be MS rather than stroke? Visual loss could have been optic neuritis and the "stroke" in cerebellum could be a plaque. Certainly don't mean to alarm you, just let you know that there may be other possibolities. There are special types of MRI that can easily distinguish between a stroke an dMS.
Avatar n tn Other medical professionals in the group stated that there are some recent studies indicating that doses of beta blockers for post MI patients should be lower than what is currently recommended. Have you heard anything about this? Has the AHA adopted any guidelines promoting lower doses for beta blockers post mi? Can you tell me where any of these studies have been published? Thank you in advance for your response.
Avatar m tn t ever consider the computer readout to be accurate or correct. You must read the EKGs yourself, using well published ACC/AHA guidelines.
Avatar n tn If you are going for heart cath, be prepared to accept a stent included with the test (more money). AHA/AAC guidelines recommend a stent implant if the occlusion is greater than 70%. There are cardiologists that stent occlusions less than 70%!! Family history is considered a risk, but to go for a cath based on that risk only is usually not a consideration and doesn't follow the AHA/AAC guidelines. If you have angina with exertion, does medication provide relief?
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Avatar n tn These two facts combined led AHA/ACC, with guidance from the infectious disease specialists, to change the guidelines. Of course, we are monitoring eveything that is happening and all trends are recorded. If there is evidence that this approach leads to more cases of endocarditis then I am sure the guidelines will change.
Avatar f tn Hypertension guidelines are constantly evolving. The 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines recommended a more aggressive goal of below 130/80 for all. For more info: http://www.onlinejacc.org/guidelines/highbloodpressure.
Avatar n tn Do patients undergoing dialysis treatment require premedication for dental treatment? I've checked the AHA guidelines and nothing is documented. I've searched everywhere to no avail.
Avatar n tn It is generally accepted proper therapy for stent implant patients to be on a regimen of plavix and aspirin for about a year as it appears drug eluding stents have tendancy to form clots. The ACC and AHA guidelines recommend not to be on plavix any longer than necessary as the risk out weighs any benefit. Aspirin indefinitely. There may be exceptions, but I am not aware of any.
Avatar m tn Lesions less than 70% occlusion do not require intervention according to the guidelines of the AAC/AHA unless there are associated symptoms uncontrolled with medication
Avatar m tn Is the Aspirin really helpful for the prevention of stroke? What can you advise me to take in order to prevent the fate of the other members of my family.
Avatar n tn Dear Albert, thank you for your question. The AHA guidelines for endocarditis prophylaxis have recently been amended and include some changes that you allude to in your posting on the heart forum. Dental procedures are considered to be "lower risk" than genitourinary or gastrointestinal procedures so the standard regimen now is to give 2.0 grams of Amoxicillin 1 hour before the dental procedure.
Avatar n tn Whereas the ADA used to recommend low-dose aspirin for every diabetic patient over the age of 40, their new guidelines suggest aspirin as a prevention strategy only in those with diabetes whose cardiovascular risk is above average. This includes men over age 50 or women over age 60 with at least one additional major risk factor. In other words, according to the ADA, younger diabetic patients without associated cardiovascular risk factors appear not to benefit from taking aspirin.
Avatar n tn Other medical professionals in the group stated that there are some recent studies indicating that doses of beta blockers for post MI patients should be lower than what is currently recommended. Have you heard anything about this? Has the AHA adopted any guidelines promoting lower doses for beta blockers post mi? Can you tell me where any of these studies have been published? Thank you in advance for your response.