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Major Scientific Advances in 2010 from the Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council
 

By Arthur Stillman, MD PhD FAHA and Pamela Woodard, MD FAHA.

The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention is to provide leadership to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and cerebrovascular diseases, using diagnostic and functional imaging and imaging-directed interventions. 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 Melissa AHA Science on Mar 2, 2011 4:38 PM CST
Best Practices in Managing Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease: The Transition Process and Medical and Psychosocial Issues


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  • There are over 1 million adults in the United States with congenital heart disease.
  • Unfortunately, currently less than 30% of these adults see appropriate specialized providers.
  • A well-planned and executed “transition process” into adulthood for adolescents with congenital heart disease is needed.

Read the full article in Circulation
 

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Posted by Melissa AHA Science on Mar 1, 2011 1:01 PM CST
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 Pamela W. Duncan, Durham, NC






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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 22, 2011 10:03 AM CST
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 Gregory W. Albers, Stanford University Medical Center






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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 17, 2011 6:48 PM CST
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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 17, 2011 6:38 PM CST
f3bef205c2dcd4dd914a53ab099dc3ab-original-sandset.jpg  Angiotensin Receptor Blockade In Acute Stroke: Results From The Scandinavian Candesartan Acute Stroke Trial (SCAST), A Double-blind, Randomized- And Placebo-controlled Trial

 Else C. Sandset



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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 17, 2011 5:53 PM CST
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 R. Loch Macdonald, St. Michael's Hospital University





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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 17, 2011 5:44 PM CST
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  Yang-ja Lee, NINDS





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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Feb 17, 2011 5:40 PM CST
2011 Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Women


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  • This update to the 2007 guidelines now focuses on recommendations that are effective in clinical practice.
  • Risk assessment now includes pregnancy history, autoimmune diseases, and AHA’s ideal cardiovascular health goals.
  • Diversity, disparities, international applicability, barriers to adherence and cost-effectiveness analyses are discussed.

Read the full article in Circulation
 

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Posted by Melissa AHA Science on Feb 16, 2011 4:25 PM CST
2011 ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ ACR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease


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  • In the U.S., about 795,000 strokes occur each year. The incidence of cerebral infarction attributable to ECVD was 17 per 100,000 for blacks, 9 per 100,000 for Hispanics, and 5 per 100,000 for whites.
  • Approximately 7% of all first ischemic strokes have been associated with extracranial carotid stenosis of 60% or more.
  • The economic burden of ECVD is large: the direct and indirect cost for acute and convalescent care for stroke victims in the United States was estimated to be over $73 billion in 2010.

    Read the full article in Circulation
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Feb 16, 2011 12:56 PM CST
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