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2011 Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

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  • Over 2.2 million persons in the United States have atrial fibrillation (AF).
  • AF is the most common heart arrhythmia in persons over 65 years of age.
  • AF is a common cause of cardioembolic stroke.

    Read the full article in Circulation

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Dec 20, 2010 4:34 PM CST
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2011 Update


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  • The most up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke, other vascular diseases, and their risk factors.
  • New information detailing the role of family history and genetics in cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Focus on progress toward achievement of the American Heart Association’s 2020 Impact Goals – “By 2020 improve cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20%, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%.”

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 15, 2010 5:29 PM CST

A new report, "Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2008," released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says that for the first time in 50 years, stroke has fallen from the third to the fourth leading cause of death. Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., president of the American Heart Association and chairman, department of neurology Miller School of Medicine University of Miami offers perspective via Skype.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 14, 2010 9:22 AM CST
Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke

  

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  • In the US, about 610,000 new strokes occur each year and stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US each year.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairment, causing institutionalization or life with a permanent disability.
  • Primary prevention of stroke must be our primary goal in order to avoid such devastations.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 9, 2010 1:04 PM CST
ACCF/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVM/SVN/SVS 2010 Performance Measures for Adults With Peripheral Artery Disease

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  • Recognition of the “quality chasm” identified by the Institute of Medicinestimulated interest in the development of measures of quality of care and the use of such measures for the purposes of quality improvement and accountability.
  • Consistent with its “Focus on Quality,” the American Heart Association has jointly developed six previous measure sets with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other partners.
  • The PAD Performance Measures are the seventh ACC/AHA performance measure set to be submitted to the National Quality Forum.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 2, 2010 5:07 PM CST
Scientific Sessions: Science News: Placeholder ImageComparative Effectiveness Of Two Telephone-delivered Behavioral Interventions To Improve Hypertension Control. Primary Outcomes Of A Randomized Controlled Trial

Sundar Natarajan, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 22, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Scientific Sessions: Science News: Placeholder ImageLate Cardiac Death And Myocardial Infarction Associated With Late Stent Thrombosis In Large Vessel Stenting After 1st Or 2nd Generation Drug-eluting Compared To Bare-metal Stents: the BASKET PROspective Evaluation Examination (BASKET PROVE)

Presenter: Christoph A. Kaiser, University Hospital, Basel

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 17, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Scientific Sessions: Science News: Placeholder ImageNV1FGF Gene Therapy on Amputation-Free Survival in Critical Limb Ischemia - Phase 3 Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

Presenter: William R. Hiatt, University of Colorado Denver

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 17, 2010 8:35 AM CST
Telemedical Interventional Monitoring in Heart Failure (TIM-HF), a Randomized, Controlled Intervention Trial Investigating the Impact of Telemedicine on Mortality in Ambulatory Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

Stefan D. Anker, Charité CVK Department of Cardiology

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 17, 2010 1:49 AM CST
Scientific Sessions: Science News: Placeholder ImageState-Wide Care is Improved in the Reperfusion of Acute MI in Carolina Emergency Department Emergency Response (RACE-ER) Systems Improvement Program

Christopher B. Granger, MD, Duke Clinical Research Institute

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