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Oral.01 AHA 2020 Goals: Cardiovascular Health for All Americans
50 years of CVD Prevention
Henry Blackburn | University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Presentation Slides | Video Interview
Posted by Summer H. on Mar 19, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
Oral.01 AHA 2020 Goals: Cardiovascular Health for All Americans
EPI/NPAM 2014 Opening Remarks
Mariell Jessup | President, American Heart Association
Presentation Slides


Posted by Summer H. on Mar 19, 2014 2:33 PM CDT
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SCAI/ACC/AHA Expert Consensus Document: 2014 Update on Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Without On-Site Surgical Backup

  • Determines current prevalence trends 
  • Summarizes new performance literature
  • Provides a summary of relevant information based on a review of existing scientific documents
  • Addresses best practice methods and facility requirements for doing PCI without on-site surgical back-up
  • Evaluates the role in the United States healthcare setting of PCI without on-site surgical back-up


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print March 17, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000037.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 17, 2014 1:00 PM CDT
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Update: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children and Adolescents

 

  • The prevalence of high blood pressure in childhood is rising, with higher rates of hypertension observed in non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American youths.
  • Since the 2008 release of the first AHA consensus recommendations for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children and adolescents, the use of ABPM in this age group has increased.
  • Recent data and an updated classification scheme build on the 2008 AHA pediatric ABPM statement.


    Read the full article in Hypertension
    [published online ahead of print March 3, 2014]. Hypertension. doi: 10.1161/HYP.0000000000000007.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 4, 2014 4:14 PM CST
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2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease

  • Valvular Heart Disease guidelines feature a new 4-stage classification.
  • A risk assessment scheme is included for intervention or surgery.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is addressed for the first time.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print March 3, 2014]. Circulation. 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000029.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Mar 3, 2014 4:02 PM CST
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  • Although the association between depression and increased morbidity and mortality has been well documented in a variety of cardiac populations, depression has not yet achieved formal recognition as a risk factor for poor prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  • A systematic literature review on depression and adverse medical outcomes after acute coronary syndrome was conducted that included all-cause mortality, cardiac mortality, and composite outcomes for mortality and nonfatal events.
  • Based on available evidence, recommendation is made to elevate depression to the status of a risk factor for patients with acute coronary syndrome.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2014: published online February, 24, 2014, Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000019.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Feb 24, 2014 3:00 PM CST

Fibromuscular Dysplasia: State of the Science and Critical Unanswered Questions

  • The American Heart Association introduces a new classification system for fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD).
  • Many commonly held misconceptions concerning FMD are clarified.
  • Eleven FMD research priorities are identified to serve as an impetus for additional research in this field.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    (published online ahead of print Tuesday, February 18, 2014). Circulation. doi: 10.1161/01.cir.0000442577.96802.8c

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Feb 20, 2014 1:21 PM CST

Methodological Issues in Cohort Studies That Relate Sodium Intake to Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes


  • Outcomes of cohort studies relating sodium (Na) intake to blood pressure–related cardiovascular disease (CVD) are inconsistent.
  • This report assesses the quality of cohort studies examining the relationship between Na intake and subsequent CVD.
  • Descriptions of the potential contribution of methodological issues to the heterogeneity of results are detailed.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    [published online ahead of print February 10, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000015.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Feb 10, 2014 3:21 PM CST

Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women


  • The AHA/ASA releases the first guideline specifically addressing the prevention of stroke in women.
  • Women have unique risk factors compared to men and these are discussed in this guideline.
  • Women are still less informed about stroke than they are about heart disease, as shown in the last AHA survey of women.


    Read the full article in Stroke
    [published online ahead of print February 6, 2014]. Stroke. doi: 10.1161/01.str.0000442009.06663.48.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Feb 6, 2014 3:16 PM CST

Recommendations for the Management of Cerebral and Cerebellar Infarction with Swelling


  • Strokes with massive large cerebral territory involvement can progress to a critical illness that requires focused attention.
  • Hospitals treating these patients need a high-level of care including physicians and nurses trained in the treatment of these patients as well as an ICU that is equipped to properly monitor these patients.
  • Brain swelling leads to complications after stroke, poorer outcomes and increased mortality.


    Read the full article in Stroke
    [published online ahead of print January 30, 2014]. Stroke. doi: 10.1161/str.0000441965.15164.d6.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 30, 2014 3:00 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?
Sorry about that. The correct link is http://my.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_475275.pdf.