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  • The burden of Stroke is projected to double for each decade over the age of 55 years.
  • Between 2012 and 2030 total direct annual stroke-related medical costs are expected to rise from $71.55 billion to $183.13 billion.
  • This paper outlines the importance of implementing highly effective preventive, acute care and rehabilitative services providing both medical and societal benefits.


    Read the full article in Stroke
    Stroke. 2013: published online before print May 22, 2013, 10.1161/STR.0b013e31829734f2
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 22, 2013 2:15 PM CDT

ACCF/AHA/SCAI 2013 Update of the Clinical Competence Statement on Coronary Artery Interventional Procedures


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  • Analysis of link between institutional activity level and success rates in PCI
  • Recommendations for operator proficiency and institutional program quality
  • Risk assessment for procedure-specific success and complication rates


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print May 9, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31829201e1

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 20, 2013 3:00 PM CDT
Session III B: Women in CVD
Non-invasive CVD Risk Stratification in Women

Susmita Parashar, MD, MPH
Emory University, Atlanta, GA


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Posted by PON Editor on May 17, 2013 11:42 AM CDT
Concurrent III Session B: Women in CVD
Update on Guidelines in Primary Prevention of CVD in Women

Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


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QCOR13 on the PON
Posted by PON Editor on May 17, 2013 11:37 AM CDT
Plenary III: Electronic Health Records and Research
Newer Developments in EHRs and Research

Stephan Fihn, MD
Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, Washington


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QCOR13 on the PON
Posted by PON Editor on May 17, 2013 11:29 AM CDT
Concurrent Session I B: Oral Abstracts on Stroke Topics
Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Participation and Clinical Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries

Sarah Song
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

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QCOR13 on the PON
Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 16, 2013 2:28 PM CDT
Plenary I: Less is More
CMS Quality Programs, Coverage, and Evidence

Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Washington DC

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QCOR13 on the PON
Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 16, 2013 2:26 PM CDT
Nursing Pre-Conference Workshop: The Science of Cardiovascular Science and Safety
Sustaining Quality Improvements and Measuring Effectiveness

Nancy Albert, PhD, FAHA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

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QCOR13 on the PON
Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 15, 2013 2:09 PM CDT

Cardiovascular Health: The Importance of Measuring Patient-Reported Health Status


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  • Helping people live better longer is a key health care goal.
  • Patient-reported health status predicts other health outcomes, informs clinical decisions, helps to target resources, and improves surveillance of the disease burden.
  • Patient-reported health status is a key measure of cardiovascular health outcome.



    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print May 6, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182949a2e
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 13, 2013 3:06 PM CDT

Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk


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  • Role of pets and CVD risk
  • Effective stress reduction
  • Increased physical activity



    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print May 9, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31829201e1
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 10, 2013 1:38 PM CDT
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