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A. Ischemic Heart Disease/Coronary Artery Disease:

  1. ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  2. 2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  3. ACC/AHA 2004 guideline update for coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Summary article
  4. ACC/AHA/SCAI Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  5. ACC/AHA 2002 Guideline update for the Management of Patients with Chronic Stable Angina.

B. Arrhythmias

  1. 2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
  2. ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Supraventricular Arrhythmias

C. Heart Failure

  1. 2009 Focused Update Incorporated Into the ACC/AHA 2005 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults.
  2. ACC/AHA/HRS 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities

D. Congenital Heart Disease

  1. ACC/AHA 2008 Guidelines for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Executive Summary

E. Valvular Heart Disease

  1. ACC/AHA 2008 Guideline Update on Valvular Heart Disease: Focused Update on Infective Endocarditis

F. Prevention and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

  1. Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women–2011 Update
  2. 2010 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults
  3. 2009 ACCF/AHA Focused Update on Perioperative Beta Blockade Incorporated Into the ACC/AHA 2007 Guidelines on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Care for Noncardiac Surgery
  4. ACCF/AHA 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly

G. Peripheral Vascular Disease

  1. 2010 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease
  2. 2011 ASA/ACCF/AHA Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease
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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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