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Assessment of the 12-Lead ECG as a Screening Test for the Detection of Cardiovascular Disease in Healthy General Populations of Young People (12-25 years of age)

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  • Mandatory and universal cardiovascular mass screening with 12-lead ECGs in large general populations of young healthy people 12-25 years of age to identify genetic/congenital and other cardiovascular abnormalities is not recommended for athletes and non-athletes alike.
  • Consideration for large-scale, general population and universal cardiovascular screening in the age group 12 to 25 years with history–taking and physical examination alone is not recommended.
  • Use by examiners of the AHA 14-point elements and those from other societies as a part of comprehensive history–taking and physical examination to detect or raise suspicion of genetic/congenital and other cardiovascular abnormalities is recommended for cardiovascular screening in young people aged 12 to 25 years.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 15, 2014 4:04 PM CDT

AHA/ACC/HHS Strategies to Enhance Application of Clinical Practice
Guidelines in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease and Comorbid Conditions

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  • Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are the cornerstones of quality care.
  • CPGs reflect and are impacted by the evolution of discovery, policy, and knowledge.
  • CPGs must also address the impact of common comorbidities on treatment and management.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 11, 2014 3:14 PM CDT
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  • The rates of both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are increasing in youth.
  • Two- to 10-fold increases in rates of coronary heart disease and death resulting from coronary heart disease in T1DM were reported in multiple studies involving adults.
  • One approach to cardiovascular disease risk reduction in diabetes mellitus uses the A, B, C approach. In addition to glucose control (HbA1c, or A), blood pressure (BP or B), and cholesterol (C) management are emphasized.
  • Modifiable CVD risk factors for people with diabetes mellitus include obesity, IR, inflammation, oxidative stress, kidney disease, and lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, exercise, psychosocial stress, depression, and sleep.
  • Non-modifiable CVD risk factors include genetics, family history, diabetes mellitus duration, and racial/ethnic disparities.
  • More clinical trial information is needed to better understand pharmacological treatment and prevention of risk factors.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 28, 2014 4:49 PM CDT
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  • AHA Position: The American Heart Association supports effective regulation that addresses marketing, labeling, quality control of manufacturing, and standards for contaminants. The association also supports including e-cigarettes in smoke-free air laws and prohibiting the sales of e-cigarettes to youth.
  • Latest science related to electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), is reviewed.
  • Policy recommendations are provided based on current evidence in key tobacco control areas.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 25, 2014 4:00 PM CDT

Supervision of Exercise Testing by Non-Physicians:
A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

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  • Recognizes changes in exercise testing patterns and roles in clinical practice
  • Discusses the role of the non-physician as well as the physician in exercise testing
  • Provides categories of physician supervision


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 18, 2014 3:00 PM CDT
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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association

Read the full article in Circulation
[published online ahead of print August 11, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000034.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 11, 2014 5:11 PM CDT

The Evolution and Future of ACC/AHA Clinical
Practice Guidelines: A 30-Year Journey

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Read the full article in Circulation
[published ahead of print August 4, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000090.


A Video Discussion from Key Leaders
The Evolution and Future of ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines: A 30-Year Journey

AHA President, Elliott Antman, MD, outlines the need for change to ensure that guidelines remain timely and relevant.  Alice Jacobs, MD, offers an overview of the major changes, and Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, focuses on 2 specific areas of improvement. 
 
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New and Continuous Improvement in the Practice Guidelines Process - Alice K. Jacobs, MD, Immediate Past Chair of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines New Evidence Review Committees and Greater Accessibility - Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, Chair of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines The Importance of Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Need for Modernization - Elliott Antman, MD, AHA President
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 4, 2014 4:30 PM CDT
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2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

  • Incorporates a systematic review for new science
  • Addresses beta blocker use and incidence of perioperative surgical event in the pre-operative setting
  • Discusses reasons for perioperative evaluation


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print August 1, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000106.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 1, 2014 3:59 PM CDT
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2014 ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Focused Update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

  • SIHD focused update for diagnosis, treatment, and revascularization
  • New section addressing invasive testing and the role of coronary angiography for diagnosis
  • Consensus from multiple specialties


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print July 28, 2014. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000095.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jul 28, 2014 3:00 PM CDT

Evidence for Stroke Family Caregiver and Dyad Interventions

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  • Stroke is a leading cause of severe, long-term disability, and most stroke survivors are cared for by family members within the home.
  • Stress of the caregiver becomes a leading cause of institutionalization of the stroke survivor; institutionalization results in increased healthcare system costs.
  • This paper is a systematic review of evidence targeting stroke caregivers and their dyads.  The goal is to unders.


    Read the full article in Stroke
    [published online ahead of print July 17, 2014] Stroke. doi: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000033.
 
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jul 17, 2014 4:36 PM CDT
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