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Archive for September, 2011
2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (Updating the 2005 Guideline)


 

  • Revision of the original 2005 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Updates lower extremity and abdominal aortic disease, but 21 existing recommendations for Renal and Mesenteric Disease remain valid
  • New recommendation added to provide diagnosis using ankle-brachial index (ABI) score


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011: published online before print September 29, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31822e80c3
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 29, 2011 1:28 PM CDT
Assessing Adiposity


 

  • Reviews the epidemiology of obesity and related comorbidities
  • Discusses some of the challenges and issues associated with assessing adiposity
  • Provides practical recommendations for the clinician with a goal of identifying more ‘at risk’ overweight/obese individuals


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011: published online before print September 26, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318233bc6a 
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 26, 2011 3:22 PM CDT
  • Effective community CVD prevention interventions have been underutilized due to a lack of a coordinated national effort.
  • Million Hearts Initiative is a new Health and Human Services (HHS) effort that aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years and demonstrate to the American people that improving the health system can save lives.
  • Each year there are approximately 2 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States. The campaign is expected to produce a 10 percent reduction in the rate of acute cardiovascular events each year for 5 years resulting in one million heart attack and strokes prevented.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2011, published online before print Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182327084

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 13, 2011 1:58 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?
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