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Archive for January, 2011
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Major Scientific Advances in 2010: ATVB Council
 

By Edward Plow,Ph.D., FAHA and Nigel Mackman, Ph.D.

The council strives to promote basic, translational and clinical research in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. Annually AHA asks all of its Councils and science groups what in their estimation have been the most important advances in their respective fields within the past year. We have pulled out of all of those suggestions, the ones that came from or are relevant to our community. These advances and their potential to impact atherosclerosis, thrombosis, vascular biology and the patient are listed in the table below.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 19, 2011 4:34 PM CST
American Heart Association and Nonprofit Advocacy: Past, Present, and Future


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  • Advocacy is an essential strategy used by the AHA to achieve its health impact goals and program objectives.
  • High quality science is the foundation of public policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Funding for research is in peril and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke remain the nation’s No. 1 cause of death.

    Read the full article in Circulation
 

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 19, 2011 12:17 PM CST
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  • There is a direct, progressive, consistent and continuous relationship between blood pressure and adverse health outcomes.
  • Strong evidence implicates excess sodium intake with elevated blood pressure.
  • This is a call to action for the public, health community, government and industry to cut sodium consumption. 
       Read the full article in Circulation
 

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 14, 2011 5:23 PM CST
Metrics for Measuring Quality of Care in Comprehensive Stroke Centers: Detailed Follow-up to Brain Attack Coalition Comprehensive Stroke Center Recommendations


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  • A Framework for Comprehensive stroke centers (CSC) was suggested by the Brain Attack Coalition in a paper published in 2005.
  • Comprehensive Stroke centers will be called upon to deliver a higher level of care to stroke patients.
  • Metrics are developed here to address quality of care standards that would be characteristic to a comprehensive stroke center.

    Read the full article in Stroke
 

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 13, 2011 4:15 PM CST
Importance and Implementation of Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation in Schools


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  • CPR should be core knowledge for all citizens.
  • Strategies that can be shared at home extends training to a population more likely to witness a cardiac arrest.
  • This document advocates for mandatory CPR training in schools and provides guidance for effective implementation.

    Read the full article in Circulation

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 11, 2011 2:42 PM CST

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