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Archive for November, 2011
2011 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


 

  • Compiled consensus on the most important diagnostic modalities and genetic testing tools for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Lists nomenclature distinguishing HCM from other genetic diseases
  • Suggests best practices from providers and institutions in improving quality of care to patients with HCM

    Read the Executive Summary in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011: published online before print November 8, 2011, doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318223e230

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2011: published online before print November 8, 2011, doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318223e2bd
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 8, 2011 1:28 PM CST

Commentary - The New and Revised 2011 ACCF/AHA PCI and CABG Guidelines: A Revascularization Consensus is at the Heart of the Matter
by Frederick G. Kushner, MD.

The simultaneous publication of these two evidence based practice guidelines, and their uniquely shared revascularization section represents an unprecedented joint effort by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons... Read the full commentary
 

2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery


 

  • Updates the 2004 ACC/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
  • First-time collaboration between two writing groups – CABG and PCI -  for Revascularization Recommendations
  • Addresses which patient to revascularize with which procedure  - CABG or PCI


    Read the Executive Summary in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print November 7, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823b5fee.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print November 7, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823c074e.

2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


 

  • Updates the 2007 ACCF/AHA/SCAI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Guidelines
  • Unique, first-time collaboration between two writing groups on revascularization recommendations
  • Reorganized into intuitive sections on pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural considerations


    Read the Executive Summary in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print November 7, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823b5fee.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print November 7, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823c074e.
more...
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 7, 2011 2:01 PM CST
2011 Update: Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction for Cardiac and Vascular Disease


 

  • Updates the 2006 AHA/ACC Guidelines for Secondary Prevention for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
  • Intended for patients with established coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease


  • Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation
    2011, published online before print November 3, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318235eb4d
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 3, 2011 1:23 PM CDT

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