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Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Stroke in African Americans

Stroke, 18 June 2015 Background and Purpose—The majority of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of stroke have focused on European-ancestry populations; however, none has been conducted…

Marked Regional Variation in Acute Stroke Treatment Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Stroke, 2 June 2015 Background and Purpose—Little is known about how regions vary in their use of thrombolysis (intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator and intra-arterial treatment)…

Underrepresentation of Women, Elderly Patients, and Racial Minorities in the Randomized Trials Used for Cardiovascular Guidelines

JAMA Intern Med, November 2014 The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines are frequently used to guide cardiovascular care. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs)…

Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Stroke, 28 October 2014 The aim of this updated statement is to provide comprehensive and timely evidence-based recommendations on the prevention of stroke among individuals…

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CIRCULATIONAHA: 8/5/14 The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Prevention Guidelines A 58-year-old man, JB, schedules a visit with…

The Evolution and Future of ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines: A 30-Year Journey

JACC: August 2014 A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines…

Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease or Stroke Among Workers Aged

CDC: August 1, 2014 Cardiovascular disease accounts for one in three deaths in the United States each year,…

Systolic Blood Pressure Levels Among Adults With Hypertension and Incident Cardiovascular Events

JAMA: August 2014 Importance  Studies document a progressive increase in heart disease risk as systolic blood pressure (SBP) rises…

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