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Acquisition, Analysis, and Sharing of Data in 2015 and Beyond: A Survey of the Landscape
A Conference Report From the American Heart Association Data Summit 2015

  • The AHA Data Summit was a 1.5-day interactive forum convened to discuss critical issues in the acquisition, analysis, and sharing of data in the field of cardiovascular and stroke science.
  • Summit participants represented stakeholders from 7 domains (patients, basic scientists, clinical investigators, population researchers, clinicians and healthcare system administrators, industry, and regulatory authorities) and discussed data as viewed from conventional medical and nonmedical sources, building and using Big Data repositories, articulation of the goals of data sharing, and principles of responsible data sharing.
  • Potential roles that the AHA might consider in the Big Data environment include facilitating a standards discussion, providing education, and helping build an interoperable digital ecosystem in cardiovascular and stroke science.

Read the full article in JAHA

Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 5, 2015 2:59 PM CST

American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society Joint Guidelines for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Pulmonary hypertension is associated with diverse cardiac, pulmonary and systemic diseases in neonates, infants and older children and contributes to significant morbidity and mortality.
  • Many gaps remain regarding our knowledge of the developing lung circulation and its response to injury, unique features of PH in children, and optimal clinical evaluations and treatment strategies.
  • These joint guidelines represent consensus from experts in the field addressing current approaches to care.

Read the full article in Circulation

Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Nov 3, 2015 3:26 PM CST

Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities

The recommendations address organized and sanctioned competitive sports participation.
  • Young trained athletes with underlying cardiovascular abnormalities are at an increased risk for sudden cardiac death.
  • Considerations such as protection of the athlete’s health and avoidance of an unreasonable risks for sudden death during competitive athletics are stressed when addressing medical eligibility versus disqualification decisions, which have become increasingly complex.

Read the full Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes With Cardiovascular Abnormalities articles in Circulation

Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Nov 2, 2015 3:09 PM CST

The Agenda for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • The American Heart Association (AHA) provides an agenda to further familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) diagnosis and treatment practices, building on the platform provided by recent guidelines and reviews of progress in the field.
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia is a highly prevalent, underdiagnosed and undertreated genetic disorder causing premature atherosclerotic coronary artery heart disease.
  • Because FH can be asymptomatic and have potentially devastating consequenc

Read the full article in Circulation

Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Oct 28, 2015 2:42 PM CDT
Rita Owens and her daughter Queen Latifah have joined the American Heart Association’s Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it. Rise Above Heart Failure is nationally supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and was created in collaboration with experts across the heart failure community. more...
Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on Oct 22, 2015 11:11 AM CDT

2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI Focused Update on Primary PCI for
Patients with STEMI

  • Based on recently published data, this update revises recommendations for the 2011 PCI guidelines and the 2013 STEMI management guidelines.
  • The focus is on multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and thrombus aspiration in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary PCI.
  • These timely updates ensure that these guidelines reflect current knowledge, available treatment options, and optimum medical care.

Read the full article in Circulation

Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Oct 21, 2015 3:05 PM CDT
Clinical Science programming aims to provide access to the latest clinical and scientific applications in the diagnosis, medical management, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Click on the links below to learn more about each Clinical Science track. 

Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on Oct 19, 2015 1:13 PM CDT
  • High-Quality CPR: Chest compression rate and depth updates.
  • Systems of Care: New in-hospital and out-of-hospital Chains of Survival.
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care: New targeted temperature management parameters and duration.
Posted by Kelly Kozakowski on Oct 15, 2015 1:17 AM CDT
At this year's Sessions, you will see new offerings, enhanced favorites, and even more of the cutting-edge science you expect from AHA/ASA at Scientific Sessions 2015. 

Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on Oct 13, 2015 4:58 PM CDT
American Heart Association has just released the new Scientific Sessions 2015 Preview Book that contains articles and information to plan for Sessions 2015!  more...
Posted by Kerstin Wiggins on Oct 12, 2015 4:43 PM CDT
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