Health Care Professional Resources

September 12, 2016

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke: Tips for you to simply talk with your atrial fibrillation patients about stroke prevention

The risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation (AFib) is real, and can quickly change a patient's life. As you know, the scientific evidence confirms that oral anticoagulation is highly effective at reducing stroke risk. Yet, elderly patients are too often under-anticoagulted, owing in part to their lack of understanding about stroke risk and the value of anticoagulation. This tip sheet offers talking points to help health care professionals help their patients to better understand why anticoagulation is critical and how adherence will allow them to celebate more years without a stroke.
June 9, 2014

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A pocket guide to current guidelines and recommendations

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects around 5% of patients age 65 and older and 10% of patients age 80 or older.  AFib…
April 1, 2014

Aortic Stenosis in Seniors: A Healthcare Professional’s Guide

This guide for health care professionals includes important information on treating aortic stenosis, including highlights from the 2014 ACC/AHA practice guidelines on valve disease.
September 1, 2006

Women and Heart Disease: What They Need You to Tell Them – A Physician’s Guide

This guide gives tips on starting a heart healthy conversation with patients and helps bridge the awareness gap about women and heart disease. You can also share this quiz with your patients to help them learn more about their heart health.  That print quiz is also available on-line.