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Read the full article in Circulation
Circulation. 2013: published online before print December 17, 2012, 10.1161/CIR. 


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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Dec 19, 2012 11:26 AM CST

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Fall 2012: Brazil and Great Wall Meetings

AHA’s President Shares Key Messages at International Cardiovascular Meetings

 

 
Important opportunities for collaboration exist internationally as AHA seeks opportunities where existing AHA programs might help other countries address their CVD & stroke health agendas, public health policies, etc.  Plans are underway to identify collaborative projects to support the global goal to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. The following are examples of how AHA is working toward this goal.

67th Congress of the Brazilian Cardiology Society, September 2012:
American Heart Association (AHA) President, Dr. Donna Arnett, was one of the premiere invited international speakers to the September 2012 meeting of the 67th Congress of the Brazilian Cardiology Society.  She focused her messages on the impact of cardiovascular translational research in clinical practice and new strategies to address obesity and shared AHA’s Life Simple 7 program. 
3rd Brazil PREVENT Conference and 1st Latin American Forum on Cardiovascular Prevention:
In November 2012, the American Heart Association,  the Brazilian Cardiology Society, the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology , the World Heart Federation, and the European Society of Cardiology collaborated to convene  the 3rd Brazil PREVENT Conference and the 1st Latin American Forum on Cardiovascular Prevention.    AHA President, Dr. Donna Arnett, presented a key note message about prevention entitled “From the Bench to the Patient Side: Lessons from the Past, Challenges of the Present and The future of Cardiovascular Prevention in the USA.”.  Other AHA presenters included Drs. Lynne Braun, Mary Cushman and Susan Lakoski.  One outcome of this meeting  is a a joint “Letter from Rio” signed by the presidents of 5 cardiology societies issued from the Brazilian Cardiology Society’s III Prevention Congress, acknowledging the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases, and recognizing the central role leading medical associations have in reversing the global burden of CVD and stroke.  News Release  |  Letter from Rio PDF file  
PREVENT conference attendees (left to right): AHA President, Dr. Donna Arnett,
PREVENT conference attendees (left to right):  AHA President, Dr. Donna Arnett, AHA Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Chair, Dr. Lynne Braun, AHA Council Operations Committee Chair, Dr. Mary Cushman, Georgina Romelia Del Valle (International Best Abstract), Argentina, and Roberta Franca de Carvalho (Brasilian Best Abstract), and Dr. Susan Lakoski, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont.
The 23rd Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, held jointly with the Asia Pacific Heart Association, was held in Beijing, China in October 2012.  American Heart Association President Dr. Donna Arnett represented AHA in the opening lecture session and as moderator for additional sessions.  Her messages included Primordial Prevention of NCD: Whole-Population Strategy for Improving Public Health, stroke prevention, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation and secondary prevention. 
 
Below are scenes from the Great Wall meeting. In addition to the leadership from the Chinese societies, attendees and participants included Dr. Donna Arnett, American Heart Association President, Dr. Panos E. Vardas, President of the European Society of Cardiology, Dr. Hu Dayi, Past President of Chinese Cardiology Society, Dr. William Zoghbi, MD, President of the American College of Cardiology, and AHA Basic Cardiovascular Sciences chair and vice-chair, Dr. Walter J. Koch and Dr. Joshua M. Hare.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 13, 2012 11:25 PM CST
ACCF/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline Methodology Summit Report

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  • Comparison of current ACCF/AHA clinical guideline methodology with standards proposed by IOM
  • Updates proposed to impact processes of clinical practice guideline methodology
  • Ensuring clinical guidelines trusted by practitioners and consumers


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print December 10, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31827e8e5f.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 10, 2012 1:30 PM CST
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Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: The Role of Social Networks and the Use of Social Media and Related Electronic Technologies


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  • An estimated 32% of all American children ages 2-19 and 35% of adolescents ages 12-19 are overweight or obese today.
  • Parental involvement and interaction with counselors and peers can lead to greater success for overweight and obese kids and adolescents.
  • Staying connected through social networks may be key for maintaining a healthy weight during childhood.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print December 3, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182756d8e.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Dec 3, 2012 3:58 PM CST
ACCF/AHA/ACP/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

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  • Definitive resource for managing ischemic heart disease
  • Step by step algorithms guide patient care
  • Collective voice of multiple specialty organizations
     

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print November 20, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318277d6a0.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Nov 20, 2012 12:34 PM CST
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•  There is a direct, progressive, consistent, and continuous relationship between blood pressure and adverse health outcomes.
•  Strong evidence has implicated excess sodium intake in the development of elevated blood pressure.
•  New studies reinforce recommendations to limit daily sodium (salt) intake to less than 1,500 milligrams.



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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Nov 2, 2012 9:00 AM CDT
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Interventions for Patients and Families with ICDs


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  • Problem-solving guidance on best course for ICD patients and families.
  • Listing of studies and interventions to improve overall acceptance, care, and quality of life.
  • Recommendations for clinicians and researchers on adult and pediatric ICD patients for psychosocial support in the preimplantation, postimplantation, recovery period, times of ICD events, and at end of life.


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    Circulation. 2012: published online before print September 24, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31825d59fd.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Sep 24, 2012 11:39 PM CDT
The Harriet Dustan Lecture

The Renin-angiotensin System in Obesity and Vascular Diseases
Lisa Cassis, PhD
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky .

Presentation Slides

HBPR12 on the Network
Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Sep 23, 2012 7:25 PM CDT
Concurrent A: Vascular Stiffness

T Cells Mediate Angiotensin II-induced Aortic Stiffening
Jing Wu, MD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.


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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Sep 21, 2012 3:09 PM CDT
HBPR Council of Australia Young Investigator Award

Human Amnion Stem Cells Improve Post-Stroke Outcome in Mice
Brad Broughton, PhD 
Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Video Interview

HBPR 2012 on the Network
Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Sep 21, 2012 3:06 PM CDT
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