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Archive for April, 2011
The Power of Play: Innovations in Getting Active Summit 2011

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  • Insights are given as to how AHA is identifying new ways for Americans to be more physically active.
  • Scientific discussions on translating trends, future directions, and research for game designs are presented.
  • Active-play video games may improve physical exertion and help build confidence, social relationships, and skills for a physically active lifestyle.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Apr 26, 2011 12:32 PM CDT
ACCF/AHA 2011 Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly:
A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents


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  • Hypertension in the elderly is a complex cardiovascular disorder.
  • Our population is aging, and more elderly patients have hypertension.
  • Hypertension in the elderly is underdiagnosed and undertreated.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Apr 25, 2011 3:51 PM CDT

Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease

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  • This is a comprehensive review devoted to triglycerides and looking at hyperlipidemia with attention to special populations.
  • Guidance is given for clinicians and patients on triglyceride lowering and dietary and lifestyle factors.
  • Effects of triglyceride metabolism and related disease outcomes are described.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Apr 18, 2011 6:11 PM CDT
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Top Research Advances in 2010 from the High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR) Council and the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD)  

The mission of the American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR) is to foster excellence in high blood pressure research and education and achieve the association's objectives in the field of hypertension.

The HBPR Council holds an annual international scientific conference for presentations on basic and clinical hypertension research. The fall conference presentations are published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.

The mission of the American Heart Association's Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease is to reduce cardiovascular-related disability and death through research, communication, advocacy and education about the kidney.

Kidney disease is a major cause and a consequence of cardiovascular disease. Chronic renal insufficiency is thought to be an independent risk factor for developing hypertension, vascular disease, atherosclerosis and other morbidity and mortality risk factors. Patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes are also at high risk for developing kidney failure.

Annually AHA asks all of its Councils and science groups what, in their opinion, have been the most important advances in their respective fields within the past year. The top advances relevant to the HBPR and KCVD communities, and the potential for these advances to impact the diverse field of cardiology for patients are discussed below.

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Posted by Melissa CONRAD on Apr 6, 2011 12:55 PM CDT
AF Clinic: Specialised Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Reduces Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Jeroen M. Hendriks, MD, PhD
Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Apr 5, 2011 3:29 PM CDT
Baroreflex Activation Therapy Sustainably Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients with Resistant Hypertension: Results from the Rheos Pivotal Trial

John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD
University of Rochester medical Center, Rochester, NY
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Posted by Molly AHA Science on Apr 5, 2011 3:25 PM CDT
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ACCF/AHA/HFSA 2011 Survey Results: Current Staffing Profile of Heart Failure and Transplant Programs



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  • Online staffing survey of heart transplant programs
  • Increasing need for adequate staffing
  • Staffing guidelines needed

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Posted by Melissa CONRAD on Apr 4, 2011 4:30 PM CDT
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Top Research Advances from the Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), Congenital Cardiac Defects (CCD), Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease (RFEKD)Committees

The Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young actively supports the mission to improve the health of children and adults with congenital heart disease and cardiovascular disease acquired during childhood through research, education, prevention and advocacy.

Annually AHA asks all of its Councils and science groups what, in their opinion, have been the most important advances in their respective fields within the past year. The top advances relevant to the CVDY community, and the potential for these advances to impact the diverse field of cardiology for pediatric patients, are discussed below.

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Posted by Melissa CONRAD on Apr 4, 2011 11:41 AM CDT
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in “High Risk” Patients with Aortic Stenosis: The Randomized PARTNER Trial
Craig R. Smith, MD on behalf of the PARTNER Trial Investigators, Columbia University, New York, NY
 




 
Posted by Molly AHA Science on Apr 3, 2011 1:24 PM CDT

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Excellent comments , Incidentally , if someone is wanting a DA 31 , my assistant edited a blank document here http://goo.gl/sm5zJK
Looking forward to the new materials and implementing them into our classes.
HI Janet!It looks like the ACLS materials will be available in in Spring 2016. This date could change.http://2015eccguidelines.heart.org/ is a great resource for everything about the new guidelines. One of our distributors, Channing Bete, has an information page about the new guidelines and updated materials that I found very helpful: http://aha...
When can I purchase the 2015 ACLS Manual?
Sorry about that. The correct link is http://my.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_475275.pdf.