Clinical Practice Guidelines and Recommendations
- To determine the adherence of dental providers to the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) infective endocarditis prevention guidelines regarding antibiotic drug administration before invasive dental procedures.
- To determine whether the behavioral participation in muscle-strengthening activity (MSA) or the strength outcome produces the largest reduction in all-cause mortality risk.
- To assess the risk of first-ever ischemic stroke in younger patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have none of the CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke/transient ischemic attack, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, sex category [female sex]) risk factors (excluding female sex) by using the National Health Insurance research database in Taiwan.
- The recently published American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment provide equations to estimate the 10-year and lifetime atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in African Americans and non-Hispanic whites, include stroke as an adverse cardiovascular outcome, and emphasize shared decision making. The guidelines provide a valuable framework that can be adapted on the basis of clinical judgment and individual/institutional expertise.