Heart and Vascular Disease

Evidence-Based Reports

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Primary Care Screening (February 2005) (Archived)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Primary Care Screening for (January 2014)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

ACEIs or ARBs for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (October 2009)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Acute Coronary Syndrome, Adjunctive Devices for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (December 2011)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Acute Stroke and Myocardial Infarction, Transition of Care (October 2011)
Abstract | Summary | Evidence Report

Antiplatelet Treatment, Testing of CYP2C19 Variants and Platelet Reactivity (September 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Arterial Bypass, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (October 2007)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Atherosclerotic Plaque, Vulnerable (August 2010)
Technical Brief

Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke Prevention (August 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Atrial Fibrillation, Treatment (June 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Behavioral Counseling to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthful Diet To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Update (December 2010)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Blood Pressure Monitoring, Self-Measured (January 2012)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Carbohydrate and Lipid Disorders in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury (January 2008)
Abstract | Evidence Report

Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer, Primary Prevention Through Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements (November 2013)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Disease in Adults, Behavioral Counseling to Promote Physical Activity and a Healthful Diet to Prevent: Update (December 2010)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Disease, Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and (August 2002) (Archived)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Persons With Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle (August 2014)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment Tools (May 2011)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Events, Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of (March 2009)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Improving in People With Serious Mental Illness (April 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Carotid Artery Stenosis, Asymptomatic, Screening (July 2014)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Carotid Artery Stenosis, Asymptomatic, Screening (December 2007)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Carotid Stenosis, Asymptomatic, Management (August 2012)
Technology Assessment Program (PDF File, 1.74 MB)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Screening Using Spirometry (March 2008)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Chronic Venous Ulcers, Treatment (January 2014)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Coronary Artery Disease, Asymptomatic (December 2003) (Archived)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Coronary Artery Disease in Women, Diagnosis (June 2012)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Coronary Artery Disease in Women, Treatment (August 2012)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Coronary Heart Disease, Screening Asymptomatic Adults With Resting or Exercise Electrocardiography (September 2011)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Coronary Heart Disease, Screening for Intermediate Risk Factors (October 2009)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Coronary Stenting, Intravascular Diagnostic Procedures and Imaging Techniques Versus Angiography (February 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Coronary Syndrome, Acute, ECG-Based Signal Analysis Technologies for Evaluating (June 2012)
Technology Assessment Program

Defibrillators, Implantable (June 2013)
Technology Assessment Program

ECG-Based Signal Analysis Technologies (May 2010)
Technology Assessment Program

Electronic Cardiac Devices, Patient Decision Tools (May 2012)
Technology Assessment Program

Erectile Dysfunction, Diagnosis and Treatment (May 2009)
Evidence Report

Genetic Testing Outcomes & Venous Thromboembolism (June 2009)
Abstract | Evidence Report

Heart Disease, Stable Ischemic, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating (October 2009)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Heart Failure, Use of Natriuretic Peptide Measurement (November 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Heart Valve Replacement, Percutaneous (August 2010)
Technical Brief

High Blood Pressure, Evidence for the Reaffirmation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation on Screening for (December 2007)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Hypertension in Children and Adolescents, Screening To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease (February 2013)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Hypertension, Treatment with ACEIs and ARBs (November 2007) (Archived)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Hypertension, Treatment with ACEIs, ARBs, and Direct Renin Inhibitors: Update (June 2011)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Lipid Disorders in Adults, Screening: Update (June 2008)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Screening (July 2007)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Lipid Disorders, Screening (April 2001) (Archived)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Lipid-Modifying Agents, Combination Therapy Versus Intensification of Statin Monotherapy: An Update (February 2014)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Neurothrombectomy Devices for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke (April 2011)
Technical Brief

Peripheral Artery Disease, Treatment (May 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Peripheral Artery Disease Screening and Cardiovascular Disease Prediction in Asymptomatic Adults, Ankle Brachial Index (September 2013)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (April 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Renal Artery Stenosis, Management Strategies (October 2006) (Archived)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Renal Artery Stenosis, Management Strategies (2007 Update) (Archived)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Unstable Angina/Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Treatments (November 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Among Special Populations (May 2013)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery (March 2012)
Comparative Effectiveness Review

Venous Thromboembolism, Hormone Replacement Therapy and Risk of (August 2002) (Archived)
USPSTF Evidence Synthesis

Current as of October 2014
Internet Citation: Heart and Vascular Disease: Evidence-Based Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/evidence-based-reports/clinical/heart/index.html