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Archive for June, 2011


AHA brings together key experts--clinicians, researchers and policy makers--to address atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation poses a major global public health challenge: the numbers are increasing, and it is associated with increased risk for stroke, dementia, heart failure and death.

Thought leaders initiated dialogue to develop strategies and set the course for a research agenda to advance the current state of science knowledge for atrial fibrillation.



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American Heart Association’s Atrial Fibrillation Research Summit was sponsored by Sanofi US.


Posted by Rand Duren on Jun 27, 2011 3:09 PM CDT

Click on a study below to view presentation slides, summary slides, Circulation articles, abstracts and the archived video webinar for AHA's Emerging Science Series, a free webinar held June 27, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. Central Time.

First Human Use of an Allogeneic Tissue Engineered Vascular Graft
Description: A first-in-human study to test the feasibility of an allogeneic tissue-engineered vascular graft
Presenter: Todd N. McAllister, Novato, Calif.


Ticagrelor Compared with Clopidogrel by Geographic Region in the Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) Trial
Description: Presentation of the regional variation in outcomes in PLATO with an emphasis on the North American cohort
Presenter: Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Durham, N.C.

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Posted by Rand Duren on Jun 27, 2011 1:50 PM CDT
 ACCF/AHA/AMA-PCPI 2011 Performance Measures for
Adults with Coronary Artery Disease and Hypertension

  • Performance Measures are targets for delivery of healthcare services.
  • These measures are intended to be used for quality improvement and external reporting.
  • The measures, which were jointly developed with the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Physician Improvement, will be submitted to the National Quality Forum for endorsement.

    Read the full article in Circulation
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jun 13, 2011 3:29 PM CDT

ACCF/AHA 2011 Key Data Elements and Definitions of a Base Cardiovascular Vocabulary for Electronic Health Records


  • Clinical data standards can be utilized for patient management, assessment of outcomes, and conduct of research, whether in randomized trials, observational studies, registries, or quality-improvement initiatives.
  • Electronic health records, or EHRs, systematically collect key health information on patients and populations electronically.
  • This guidance provides 99 standard definitions and key data elements for common cardiovascular-related terms to be integrated across platforms, ensuring better interoperability.

    Read the full article in Circulation
Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jun 6, 2011 2:00 PM CDT

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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?
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