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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Atrial Fibrillation
2014 - AHA-ACC-HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients with A-Fib: Full Report.
   and [Executive Summary]

2012 - Oral Antithrombotic Agents for the Prevention of Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Science Advisory for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Updating the 2006 Guideline): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2011;123:104-123; originally published online December 20, 2010


Asthma/COPD

2014 - International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma

2007 - National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. (Full) Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Washington DC National Institutes of Health
   and  [2007 Summary Report]

2011 - Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society.  Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(3):179-191. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-3-201108020-00008 
   and At-A-Glance Outpatient Management Reference for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

Chest Pain, NSTEMI, STEMI
2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines

2012 ACCF/AHA/ACP/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patient with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease.  A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, and the American College of Physicians, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

2012 - Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction Circulation. 2012;126:2020-2035; originally published online August 24, 2012

2012 – ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for he Management of Patients with USA/NSTEMI.  Full report.

2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction – Full report  and  [Executive Summary

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Diabetes
2014 Revisions to the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. and  [Supplement Table of Contents]

2012 Updates - Summary of Revisions for the 2012 Clinical Practice Recommendations and  [Executive Summary]

American Diabetes Association.  Clinical Practice Recommendations, 2011.  Diabetes Care 34(1), S11-S61.

Dyslipidemia
2013 - Report: Managing Blood Cholesterol in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Cholesterol Expert Panel

2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults

Heart Failure
2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

Hypertension
2014 Evidence Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Report from the Panel Members appointed to the eight Joint National Committee (JNC8)

ACCF/AHA 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Document Circulation. 2011;123:2434-2506; originally published online April 25, 2011

Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC). 7th report. 2004. Washington, DC: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

PAD
2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (Updating the 2005 Guideline): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).  58(19) 2020-2045, doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.08.023. 

Pain Management
Practice guidelines for acute pain management in the perioperative setting. An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Acute Pain Management

PE/DVT
2012:  Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th Ed: ACCP Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

2012 - Executive Summary: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines CHEST 2012; 141(2)(Suppl):7S–47S

Pneumonia
Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults

CDC Pneumoccal Disease - Guidelines CAP & HCAP

American Thoracic Society, Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the management of adults with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and healthcare-associated pneumonia

Renal
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation, Classification, and Stratification

Stroke
2013 - An Updated Definition of Stroke for the 21st Century: A statement of Healthcare Professionals from the AHA-ASA  

2013 - Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke. 2013;44:870-947; originally published online January 31, 2013

2012 - Guidelines for the Management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke. 2012;43:1711-1737; originally published online May 3, 2012

2011 - Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Stroke Care: The American Experience: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke. 2011;42:2091-2116; originally published online May 26, 2011