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With the re-brand and re-launch of our website, Professional Heart Daily, we have made some changes to how we present Science News. In order to make the experience more about engaging conversations around the statements we publish, we are discontinuing the Science News blog here on the Professional Online Network. As always, the most recently ... more...
Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology New Featured Articles Outcome of Apparently Unexplained Cardiac Arrest: Results From Investigation and Follow-Up of the Prospective Cardiac Arrest Survivors With Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry Impact of Complete Versus Incomplete Circumferential Lines Around the ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Feb 2, 2016 2:20 PM CST
New Featured Articles from Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions Bivalirudin Is Associated With Improved In-Hospital Outcomes Compared With Heparin in Percutaneous Vascular Interventions http://circinterventions.ahajournals.org/content/9/1/e002823.full Clopidogrel Versus Aspirin as an Antiplatelet Monotherapy After ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Feb 1, 2016 2:36 PM CST
New Featured Articles from JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association Consumption of Caffeinated Products and Cardiac Ectopy http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/5/1/e002503.full Related Editorial Caffeine Consumption and Cardiovascular Risks: Little Cause for Concern ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Jan 29, 2016 3:04 PM CST
Hypertension Guidelines Debate: Influential Studies and Best Practices Over the next few months, Hypertension will seek opinions and comments from key leaders involved in regional and international hypertension guidelines. Views from across the world on the potential impact of the new findings of lower systolic blood pressure ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Jan 27, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Through a $75 million investment over at least five years, the American Heart Association (AHA), Verily and AstraZeneca are embarking on a groundbreaking research enterprise to prevent and/or reverse coronary heart disease and its consequences. This is the single largest research project funding one leader and team in the fight to cure coronary ... more...
Call for Papers Big Data-Themed Issue Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Call for Papers: Big Data-Themed Issue Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes welcomes the submission of manuscripts focusing on the topic of big data.  All submissions will receive expedited consideration for publication in a special focus ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Jan 13, 2016 3:21 PM CST
  Share this email:         New Featured Articles from    JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association Sarcospan Regulates Cardiac Isoproterenol Response and Prevents Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy–Associated Cardiomyopathy ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 31, 2015 5:20 PM CST
American Journal of Nephrology Free-Access Articles  (Vol. 42, issues 1-4, 2015)  Special service from Karger Publishers for the readers of Hypertension Editorials Serum S100A12: A Risk Marker or Risk Factor of Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease? http://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/438873   B. Lindholm Am J ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 22, 2015 10:23 AM CST
The 2016 Update of Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics includes: Updated mortality trends for heart disease, stroke and other CV conditions New incidence data for coronary heart disease, heart attack and heart failure Updated incidence and survival rates for cardiac arrest New information on stroke in young adults New emphasis on ... more...
New Free Editor's Picks from Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics Green Tea Catechin Normalizes the Enhanced Ca 2+ Sensitivity of Myofilaments Regulated by a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy–Associated Mutation in Human Cardiac Troponin I (K206I) Abstract | Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement Characterization of Autosomal Dominant ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 16, 2015 3:31 PM CST
New Free Editor's Picks from Circulation: Cardiovascular Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Mechanisms for the Termination of Atrial Fibrillation by Localized Ablation: Computational and Clinical Studies Abstract | Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement Brugada Syndrome Phenotype Elimination by Epicardial Substrate Ablation Abstract ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 16, 2015 2:35 PM CST
New Free Editor's Picks from Circulation: Cardiovascular Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology       Atrial Fibrillation Burden and Short-Term Risk of Stroke: Case-Crossover Analysis of Continuously Recorded Heart Rhythm From Cardiac Electronic Implanted Devices Abstract | Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement Time Course of Atrial Fibrillation in ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 15, 2015 8:22 PM CST
New Free Editor's Picks from Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics The Influence of Known Genetic Variants on Subclinical Cardiovascular Outcomes in Childhood: Generation R Study Abstract | Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement Hypertension Suppression, Not a Cumulative Thrust of Quantitative ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 15, 2015 7:07 PM CST
New Editor's Picks Circulation: Cardiovascular Intervention s         Hemodynamic, Functional, and Clinical Responses to Pulmonary Artery Denervation in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension of Different Causes: Phase II Results From the Pulmonary Artery ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 2, 2015 9:00 AM CST
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Editors' Pick for December Severity of Psoriasis Associates With Aortic Vascular Inflammation Detected by FDG PET/CT and Neutrophil Activation in a Prospective Observational Study Abstract | PDF | Data Supplement Editor's Note: This article reports that vascular inflammation, as ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Dec 1, 2015 4:02 PM CST
     STROKE WEBINAR #26   STROKE  Webinar Series brought to you by  STROKE  A Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association                      NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Join Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association %u01C0 American Stroke Association, for a new webinar: Stroke Recovery: Timing, ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 30, 2015 2:35 PM CST
  Share this email:         New Editor's Picks Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging          Right Atrial Function in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension                     Right Ventricular Strain and Dyssynchrony Assessment in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy     More Issues. More Impact. More Opportunity. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging has increased its frequency! It is now published monthly. The journal is continuously published, which means that articles are available online sooner. Twelve issues per year means that articles will be deposited more rapidly into the Science Citation Index. As a monthly publication, more issues mean more content. Editorials and reviews will highlight opinions, put articles into context, and summarize topics of contemporary interest to the clinician. Sign up for electronic alerts (eAlerts) to be notified when new content is available: http://www.ahajournals.org/cgi/alerts/etoc more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 30, 2015 12:02 PM CST
  Share this email:         New Featured Articles from    JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association Residual Cardiovascular Risk in Individuals on Blood Pressure–Lowering Treatment http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/4/11/e002155.full Cancer and Its Association With the Development of Coronary Artery Calcification: An Assessment From the Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/4/11/e002533.full more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 24, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Clinical Spectrum, Therapeutic Options, and Outcome of Advanced Heart Failure in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Abstract  |  Full Text  |  PDF Efficacy and Safety of Exercise Training in Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension: Systematic Review and Meta Analysis Abstract  |  Full Text  |  PDF Cardiac ... more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 24, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Free Editor's Picks for the New Issue! Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes   The End of Journals Extract | Full Text | PDF Health and Economic Implications of National Treatment Coverage for Cardiovascular Disease in India: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Extract | Full Text | PDF Depressive Symptoms and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Blacks: Findings From the Jackson Heart Study Abstract | Full Text | PDF more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 24, 2015 10:53 AM CST
  Share this email:     Free Reading for Hypertension and Kidney Council Members Kidney International is providing information and free articles specifically of interest to readers of Hypertension and American Heart Association members of the Council on Hypertension and the Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease.  The following free articles of interest to Hypertension readers can be found in the June 2015 issue of Kidney International ( http://www.kidney-international.com ): Inhibition of the purinergic P2X7 receptor improves renal perfusion in angiotensin-II-infused rats  Menzies et al. http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v88/n5/full/ki2015182a.html Did you know that all Kidney International Journal Club, In This Issue and Nephrology Image articles from the current issue ( http://www.kidney-international.com ) are always free online?    Editor-in-Chief: Detlef O. Schlondorff, MD Kidney International publishes the latest research, insightful reviews and engaging commentaries on topics relating to the cause and treatment of kidney disease, including hypertension, genetics, and diabetes. more...
Posted by Stacey SIMS on Journal Highlights Nov 23, 2015 4:40 PM CST
“A disruptive technology is any innovation that creates a new market and disrupts an existing one. We live in an exponential era…either disrupt yourself or be disrupted by someone else.” Peter Diamandis, MD , CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, in Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.   more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 20, 2015 11:31 AM CST
In light of the horrific massacres in Paris and Beirut, it is difficult for me, as one of the Early Career Voice bloggers at Scientific Sessions, to complete the task of writing a summary piece on the conference without addressing how these events might motivate us to continue with our global mission to improve cardiometabolic health and ultimately save lives.   more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 16, 2015 10:18 AM CST
Now that the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions have come to a close, we believe that it may be important to highlight why should we celebrate science! One can argue that there may exist three different viewpoints on this: the ugly, the bad, and the good.   more...
Posted by Lyndie Bishop on The Early Career Voice Nov 12, 2015 4:31 PM CST
I had the wonderful opportunity yesterday to serve as a mentor for the Council on Clinical Cardiology’s High School Minority Outreach Program. Bigger and better than ever, this program is now in its fourth year, with participation by more than 100 students from eight local schools in the Orlando area. The organizers worked hard to provide a stimulating experience for the students, with the hope of getting them excited about medicine and science—for if these students will not be the ones safeguarding the health of our communities in the future, then who else will? more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 10, 2015 9:55 PM CST
"You can dream. You can create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world… but it requires people to make the dream a reality." -Walt Disney This quote from Walt Disney, which I found fitting given this year’s Orlando location for Scientific Sessions, captures an important message I’ve heard repeated throughout the day: meeting people through networking is an invaluable component of conference participation. more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 9, 2015 6:43 PM CST
I’ve been attending the AHA Scientific Sessions since I was a medical resident, which means close to 10 years now. While that pales in comparison to our most committed senior colleagues, it’s enough time for me to have developed a sense of what Sessions is “supposed to be.” The science that’s presented at Sessions is some of the best cutting-edge work to be seen anywhere, but much of it tends to be delivered in a fairly standard, well-worn format—a moderated series of lectures by several speakers lasting for a few hours. Each speaker gets up in front of the room and talks without interruption while the audience sits in packed rows of up to hundreds of seats, politely and passively listening to the speaker. The speaker invariably spends the first part of the talk giving an introduction to the subject at hand, and the last few minutes provide the only opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the speaker. This format is by no means exclusive to Sessions but has been shared by just about every conference I’ve ever attended in my career. more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 9, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Fausto Pinto, MD, president of the European Society of Cardiology, Mariell Jessup, MD, past president of the American Heart Association, and Margaret Redfield, MD investigator for NEAT-HFpEF, provide expert commentary for the heart failure science presented in LBCT.01 Failure Is Not An Option: New Drugs and Systems of Care. more...
Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 9, 2015 7:47 AM CST
I always love attending the Opening Session at the AHA Scientific Sessions. I think of it as the “Red Carpet” of the Sessions complete with the requisite bright lights, large screens and an illustrious list of scientific award winners.  The opening remarks by President Dr. Mark Creager set the tone for the conference with an enthusiastic charge to action to increase awareness and treatment for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), building a culture of health among AHA members and incorporating cutting edge technologies in cardiovascular research. His passionate call arose from his very personal connection to PAD, as his father suffered from complications from this severely underdiagnosed disease. It reminded me of why we as AHA members are so engaged in the organization as we all have loved ones that have been devastated by cardiovascular diseases. more...
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on The Early Career Voice Nov 8, 2015 6:30 PM CST

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Excellent comments , Incidentally , if someone is wanting a DA 31 , my assistant edited a blank document here http://goo.gl/sm5zJK
Looking forward to the new materials and implementing them into our classes.
HI Janet!It looks like the ACLS materials will be available in in Spring 2016. This date could change.http://2015eccguidelines.heart.org/ is a great resource for everything about the new guidelines. One of our distributors, Channing Bete, has an information page about the new guidelines and updated materials that I found very helpful: http://aha...
When can I purchase the 2015 ACLS Manual?

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