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New Issue!

Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

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Public Health Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death in the United States
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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Distinguishing Features When the Diagnosis Is Unclear
Abstract | Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement
Long-Term Follow-Up After Catheter Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: The Incidence of Recurrence and Progression of Atrial Fibrillation
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Apr 18, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
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New Issue!

Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

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Intracoronary Stem Cell Infusion After Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis and Update on Clinical Trials
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Prognostic Implications of Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Study From the FRANCE 2 Registry
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Does Routine Pressure Wire Assessment Influence Management Strategy at Coronary Angiography for Diagnosis of Chest Pain?: The RIPCORD Study
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Apr 17, 2014 1:34 PM CDT
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New Issue!

  Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics

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Prediction of Fetal Hemoglobin in Sickle Cell Anemia Using an Ensemble of Genetic Risk Prediction Models
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Brugada Syndrome Disease Phenotype Explained in Apparently Benign Sodium Channel Mutations
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Proteome-Based Systems Biology Analysis of the Diabetic Mouse Aorta Reveals Major Changes in Fatty Acid Biosynthesis as Potential Hallmark in Diabetes Mellitus–Associated Vascular Disease
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Apr 17, 2014 9:12 AM CDT
 
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New and Updated Resources for
the Clinical Practice Guidelines &
Advisories for Prevention 

In November 2013, AHA and ACC published the only comprehensive series of cardiovascular prevention guidelines and advisories for the assessment and management of hypertension, cardiovascular risk, lifestyle modifications that reduce risk, management of elevated blood cholesterol, and management of increased body weight in adults.
New and updated resources related to those guidelines are now available as indicated below.
          
 
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POCKET CARDS, MOBILE APP
Official AHA/ASA and ACCF/AHA GUIDELINES quick-reference tools provide healthcare providers and students with instant access to current guidelines in a clear concise format.
The digital versions of the GUIDELINES Pocket Cards are now available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
 
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UPDATED SLIDE SETS
 
 
 
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The new clinical practice prevention guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology were presented during a Plenary Session Wednesday, Nov. 20. See slide sets and audio from that Session below. Select video from the Session is available on my.americanheart.org.
NHLBI Role in Research Evidence for Guideline Development
George Mensah, Bethesda, MD
Slide Set 

Current Role of AHA and ACC in Guidelines Development
Sidney C. Smith, Chapel Hill, NC
Slide Set 

Also just released:
Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease Slide Set (PDF)    
 
learn-at-heart   To support the implementation of these guidelines, the American Heart Association is making a series of web tools available for download now.
Narrated slidesets on the content of each guideline are available at learn.heart.org:
  • Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk
  • Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults
  • Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
  • Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
The new Pooled Cohort Equations CV Risk Calculator
is available at my.americanheart.org/cvriskcalculator.
 

 
 
 


 
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Apr 15, 2014 1:42 PM CDT
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis,
and Vascular Biology

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Editors' Pick for April
Deficiency of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter B6 in Megakaryocyte Progenitors Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Mice
Abstract | Free Full Text | PDF | Data Supplement

 

Call for Papers
National Cholesterol Month
In recognition of National Cholesterol Month (September), the Editors of ATVB are soliciting the submission of original manuscripts addressing a broad spectrum of topics addressing cholesterol metabolism from laboratory, clinical or population research.
The editors encourage submission of original articles that deal with basic, clinical, and population studies of cholesterol metabolism.
Examples of interest areas include:
1.  Cellular cholesterol metabolism
2.  Transcription regulation by sterols
3.  Cellular uptake and efflux of cholesterol and other sterols 
4.  Lipoprotein metabolism and physiology in model systems and humans
5.  Human genetics of cholesterol-related traits
6.  Mechanistic studies of cholesterol-lowering drugs in model systems and humans
7.  Pharmacogenetics of cholesterol-lowering drugs
Responding authors should indicate in their cover letter that the submitted manuscript is in response to this call for papers. The manuscript will undergo normal peer review. If accepted, the article will be published on-line immediately and published in print together with other studies appearing in response to this call in an issue of ATVB that will be highlighted in the "National Cholesterol Month"  (September).
The deadline for articles to be considered within this special Call for Papers is June 23, 2014.  Papers will need to have undergone peer review and be considered accepted by this time.
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 26, 2014 3:10 PM CDT
Free Editor's Picks for the New Issue!
Circulation: Cardiovascular
Quality and Outcomes

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System Barriers to the Evidence-Based Care of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in China: Qualitative Analysis
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Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes in China: A Cluster Randomized, Controlled Trial
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How Do the 2013 Cholesterol Guidelines Compare With Previous Cholesterol Guideline Reports?
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New Shared Decision Making Series

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has launched a new Shared Decision Making (SDM) series, which intends to provide a comprehensive overview of SDM within cardiovascular disease. The March issue includes an introductory paper and an article on the state of shared decision science, which discusses models of SDM, as well as methods for providing decision support to patients, including best practices for risk communication, efficacy of decision aids (DAs) for decision support, and use of decision coaches to facilitate shared decision making.

Shared Decision Making: Science and Action
Henry H. Ting, Juan Pablo Briot and Victor M. Montori
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/02/04/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000288.full.pdf+html  

Shared Decision Making: State of the Science
Grace A. Lin and Angela Fagerlin
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/02/04/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000322.full.pdf+html  

The remaining articles to publish throughout the rest of the year will explore:
  • Design and testing of tools for SDM (May issue)
  • Measurement and outcomes of SDM (July issue)
  • Implementation of SDM in clinical practice (September issue)
  • Policy and accountability in SDM (November issue)
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 26, 2014 10:37 AM CDT

Free Editor's Picks for the New Issue!

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging


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Prevalence of Inferobasal Myocardial Crypts Among Patients Referred for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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Decision Making in Asymptomatic Aortic Regurgitation in the Era of Guidelines: Incremental Values of Resting and Exercise Cardiac Dysfunction
Abstract | Full Text | PDF

18F-Sodium Fluoride Uptake Is a Marker of Active Calcification and Disease Progression in Patients With Aortic Stenosis
Abstract | Full Text | PDF

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Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 25, 2014 9:33 AM CDT
Free Editor's Picks for the New Issue!

Circulation: Heart Failure

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 Loop Diuretic Efficiency: A Metric of Diuretic Responsiveness With Prognostic Importance in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
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Outcomes of Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Who Received Mechanical Circulatory Support: Data From the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support
Abstract | Full Text | PDF

Mechanistic Relationship Between Membrane Type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinase and the Myocardial Response to Pressure Overload
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 24, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
STROKE WEBINAR #17
 STROKE Webinar Series
Brought to you by STROKE
A Journal of the American Heart Association


register today  
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                  Join Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association ǀ American Stroke Association, for a new webinar on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM Eastern. Register for free today!

Cervical Artery Dissection
Stéphanie Debette, MD, PhD, Presenter
March 19, 2014, at 8:00 AM EDT | 5:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM GMT
Back Up U.S Attendee Phone: (866) 832 - 6378
Conference ID: 27603076
Register now for the seventeenth webinar in the series.
Carotid and vertebral artery dissections are common causes of ischemic stroke in younger patients. They may be caused by local trauma but in many cases an etiology cannot be established. MRI studies can clearly delineate the presence of a dissection. Treatment to prevent recurrent stroke is empirical, either with antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy.
Highlights:
  1. Carotid and vertebral artery dissections are major causes of ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged adults, despite being relatively uncommon at the general population level. The underlying mechanisms are poorly understood, but predisposing arterial wall weakness is suspected to play a role.
  2. Risk factors and phenotypic correlations of carotid and vertebral artery dissections with other non-atherosclerotic vasculopathies will be discussed.
  3. Seldom, carotid and vertebral artery dissections can occur as a complication of rare monogenic connective tissue disorders, but in the vast majority of cases, genetic risk factors may play a role as part of a multifactorial predisposition; current state of knowledge and research strategies will be discussed.
  4. Clinical manifestations and radiological characteristics, frequency of dissection and stroke recurrences, mortality rates and functional outcome will be described in detail.
  5. In the absence of randomized trials, therapeutic choices in carotid and vertebral artery dissections are based on empirical arguments; available acute phase treatments and long-term prevention strategies will be outlined.
Register today at https://us.reg.meeting-stream.com/AHA_03192014.
Registration and participation are FREE.
Access the Stroke Webinar Series Library here
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Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 14, 2014 4:25 PM CDT
New Shared Decision Making Series
  Circulation: Cardiovascular
Quality and Outcomes

 Circ CQO Jan 2014

New Shared Decision Making Series
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has launched a new Shared Decision Making (SDM) series, which intends to provide a comprehensive overview of SDM within cardiovascular disease. The March issue includes an introductory paper and an article on the state of shared decision science, which discusses models of SDM, as well as methods for providing decision support to patients, including best practices for risk communication, efficacy of decision aids (DAs) for decision support, and use of decision coaches to facilitate shared decision making.
Shared Decision Making: Science and Action
Henry H. Ting, Juan Pablo Briot and Victor M. Montori
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/02/04/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000288.full.pdf+html
Shared Decision Making: State of the Science
Grace A. Lin and Angela Fagerlin
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/02/04/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000322.full.pdf+html
The remaining articles to publish throughout the rest of the year will explore:
  • Design and testing of tools for SDM (May issue)
  • Measurement and outcomes of SDM (July issue)
  • Implementation of SDM in clinical practice (September issue)
  • Policy and accountability in SDM (November issue)
more...
Posted by Stacey Sims on Mar 10, 2014 4:18 PM CDT
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