GUIDELINES & STATEMENTS


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.

2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines, Full Text

A series of Joint National Committee (JNC) blood pressure (BP) guidelines were published to assist the practice community and improve prevention, awareness, treatment, and control of high BP. This guideline updates prior JNC reports.

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Defining Quality in Cardiovascular Imaging

The aim of this statement is to refine the definition of quality in cardiovascular (CV) imaging and propose novel methodologic approaches to inform the demonstration of quality in imaging within future clinical trials and registries.

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Systematic Review for the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines

The objective of this 2017 High Blood Pressure Systematic Review is to review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address additional questions about high blood pressure.

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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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