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2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

  • Updates to the 2011 Focused updates to the 2006 Guidelines and the 2011 focused update including dabigitran.
  • Intended to assist the clinician in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print March 28, 2014]. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000041.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 28, 2014 3:14 PM CDT
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ACC/AHA/SCAI 2014 Health Policy Statement on Structured Reporting for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  • Structured reporting has a critical importance in invasive procedures.
  • General principles of structured reporting include the use of data, the bi-directional flow of information, and a flexible format.
  • A final report prototype is included for use in catheterization and interventional settings.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print March 28, 2014]. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000043.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 28, 2014 2:30 PM CDT
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Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Stroke

  • Palliative care for stroke patients means patient- and family-centric care optimizing quality of life to anticipate, prevent, and treat suffering.
  • Palliative care needs are critical to patients and families with serious or life-threatening strokes.


    Read the full article in Stroke
    [published online ahead of print March 27, 2014]. Stroke. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000015.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 27, 2014 3:00 PM CDT
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ACC/AHA Statement on Cost/Value Methodology in Clinical Practice Guidelines and Performance Measures

  • Given accelerating health care costs and the desire to achieve the best value, the time has come to include cost-effectiveness/value assessments and recommendations in practice guidelines and performance measures.
  • Nomenclatures of “value” and “resource utilization” are emphasized over “cost” as part of a plan to evaluate the evidence base and provide an overall value classification together with a supporting level of evidence.
  • Defining how medical decisions should be made between value and guideline recommendations is controversial, but it is hoped that highlighting these instances explicitly and transparently will further inform appropriate discussion and policy making.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print March 27, 2014]. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000042.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 27, 2014 2:30 PM CDT
Oral.11 Physical Activity/Fitness
61 - Associations of Cardiorespiratory and Musculoskeletal Fitness with Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference: Fitness versus Fatness in a Population-based Sample of Chilean 8th Graders
Michael D. Garber | Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA
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Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 24, 2014 9:08 AM CDT
Oral.11 Physical Activity/Fitness
59 - Age-Specific Probabilities of Transitioning between Ideal, Intermediate, and Poor Levels of Physical Activity in the United States: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Katelyn M. Holliday| NIH/ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Abstract | Presentation Slides 
Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 24, 2014 9:04 AM CDT
Oral.10 Cardiovascular Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
Global Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Shanthi Mendis | World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Presentation Slides
Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 21, 2014 3:25 PM CDT
Oral.10 Cardiovascular Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
Cardiovascular Health in Developing Countries: Can America Help?
Cristina Rabadan-Diehl | NIH/ NHLBI, Bethesda, MD
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Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 21, 2014 3:21 PM CDT
Oral.09 Genetics
49 - A Genome-wide Meta-analysis of the Combined Influence of Physical Activity and Genetic Variants on Body Fat Distribution in 94,779 Individuals of European Descent
Mariaelisa Graff | University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 21, 2014 3:17 PM CDT
Oral.08A Lifespan, Oral.08B Lipids
39 - Added Sugar Intake and Lipids Profile Among US Adolescents: NHANES 2005-2010
Zefeng Zhang | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Abstract | Presentation Slides
Posted by Summer PONeditor on Mar 21, 2014 11:30 AM CDT
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