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Avatar n tn In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes. 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.
Avatar f tn per the latest American Heart Association guidelines, antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis (a severe infection of the heart) is no longer recommended for MR, nor is it recommended for gastrointestinal procedures.
Avatar m tn Your Total Cholesterol level according to the American Heart Association is HIGH. Meaning you have twice the risk of coronary heart disease. About 17% of adults are in this cholesterol level. LDL cholesterol level 160 to 189 mg/dL (4.10 to 4.85 mmol/l) is High. Triglyceride level less than 150 mg/dL (1.69 mmol/l) is Normal. I hope you are being treated for your high cholesterol. You don't want to wait until you have a heart attack or stroke. Have you seen a cardiologist?
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Avatar f tn The guidelines keep changing a bit. Seniors had a higher allowed blood pressure number that was considered okay than they do now. https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/reading-the-new-blood-pressure-guidelines This article is helpful at looking at all people and blood pressure targets.
Avatar n tn However, for true statistics, i recommend you look on the american heart association website under their entry for a-fib. Being on blood thinner is the right course of action. Talk to a professional about the true risk differential. Best wishes.
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 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 f tn Hello Diane, "The FDA now says that Crestor should be prescribed for prevention's sake in men ages 50 and up and women 60 and older with normal "bad" cholesterol levels only if they have a CRP of 2 mg/L or higher as well as at least one characteristic that puts them at risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Avatar m tn Lenore Arab, Ph.D., professor, medicine and biological chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles; Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., chairman, department of neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and spokesman, American Stroke Association; Feb.
Tbd There are different cholesterol levels checked, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and the Total. The Total is a combination of the HDL and LDL. The American Heart Association recommends Total cholesterol to be 180 or below. LDL to be 100 or below and HDL to be 40 to 60. Those are the usual guidelines doctors use.
Avatar m tn 240 mg/dL high cholesterol.[71] The American Heart Association provides a similar set of guidelines for total (fasting) blood cholesterol levels and risk for heart disease:[72] The information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol It is a very complex subject and change can't always be achieved by diet alone. However getting your levels down does minimise risks long term. Hope this helps.
10947 tn?1281404252 Hook, III, co-moderator of the MedHelp STD and HIV Prevention and Safe Sex forums, received the annual Thomas Parran Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association. The Parran Award recognizes lifetime accomplishments in prevention and research in STDs. It is named for Thomas Parran, the groundbreaking US Surgeon General who first made the country aware of its uncontrolled syphilis epidemic in the 1930s and 1940s and is the architect of modern approaches to STD prevention.
Avatar f tn The American Academy of Cardiologists and American Heart Association have guidelines to follow, and that is not stent any artery that is less than 70% blocked. There are exceptions and that could be to stent if medication does not control angina (chest pain). There has been a trail study done a year or so ago that indicates people with coronary artery disease (blocked, narrow) and are treated medically or with a stent or open heart surgery do have an an increase in longivity.
503418 tn?1231098736 The American Hospital Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have now concluded an antiobotic tp prevent after many years is many cases is unnecessary. Since 1955, the AHA has made recommendations for prevention of infective endocarditis with antimicrobial prophylaxis before specific dental, gastrointestinal (GI), and genitourinary (GU) procedures in patients at risk for its development.
Avatar f tn Thanks Barb FTB4
Avatar n tn According to the American Heart Association, after 6 months, there is insufficient data to make recommendations for prophylactic therapy" Emedicine: 2009 •Dental procedure prophylaxis concerns are as follows: ◦Recently, a retrospective study was performed that questioned the use of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental work. ◦The only dental procedure with an increased risk of endocarditis was tooth extraction within 2 months after hospitalization.
Avatar n tn 8% per year and additional evaluation for the presence of at risk myocardium should be done in addition following the secondary heart disease prevention guidelines of the American Heart Association. Repeat CAC scans are recommended annually to monitor disease progression and treatment response.