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Archive for January, 2012
State-of-the-Art Nursing Symposium 

Jan. 31, 2012  |  1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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In-Hospital Stroke: A Train-Wreck or a Well-Oiled Machine?
Alexandra Graves, NP, Aurora, CO, Ethan Cumbler, MD, Christy Casper, ANP, Denver, CO




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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Jan 31, 2012 5:50 PM CST
Pre-Conference Symposium

Jan. 31, 2012  |  10:00 a.m. - 5:35 p.m.
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Practical Issues On Driving Post-stroke
Nicol Korner-Bitensky, OTR, PhD, Montreal, QC, Canada
 
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Jan 31, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Jan. 31, 2012  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Community Comprehensive Stroke Center: Meeting Growing Needs 
Tony Nunn, BSN, Marilyn M. Rymer, MD, FAHA, Debbie R. Summers, RN, MSN, FAHA, ARNP, Kansas City, MO  
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Jan 31, 2012 1:27 PM CST
Increasing Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation


 

  • Defines role of medical professionals in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) referral and enrollment.
  • Discusses current barriers to CR enrollment and possible solutions to overcoming these barriers.
  • Recommends further areas of research regarding outpatient CR.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print January 30, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318246b1e5
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 30, 2012 3:05 PM CST
The council strives to promote basic, translational and clinical research in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. 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. 
 
ATVB Coucil Chair

Edward F. Plow, Ph.D., FAHA
Chair, Council on Arteriosclerosis,
Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  ATVB Coucil Vice-Chair

Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., FAHA
Vice-Chair, Council on Arteriosclerosis,
Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 26, 2012 2:31 PM CST
Parent and Adult Caregivers as "Agents of Change" for Treating Obese Children


 

  • Pediatricians and family practitioners have limited knowledge of obesity treatment guidelines.
  • This statement reviews the evidence of parental involvement and weight loss in children.
  • Research gaps are identified and new opportunities are proposed.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print January 23, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31824607ee
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 23, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)




 

  • Summarizes current sexual activity recommendations for patients with CVD.
  • Discusses medications, pharmacotherapy, estrogen, herbal medications and sexual function.
  • Makes recommendations for addressing psychological issues for CVD and sexual activity.

    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2012: published online before print Jan. 9, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ee5fc

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 19, 2012 3:04 PM CST
QCOR_Rumsfeld-JAs you know, the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.  Listed below are what we considered to be the Top Advances of 2011 organized by the major themes.

We look forward to seeing you May 9–11 at 2012 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Scientific Session in Atlanta, Ga.  Registration opens Jan. 18.

John Rumsfeld, MD PhD FAHA
Chair, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 13, 2012 4:32 PM CST
Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Cardiopulmonary Prearrival Instructions to Improve Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest



 

  • Bystander CPR can more than double a person’s chance of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), which is a leading cause of death globally.
  • This scientific statement reviews the process of providing CPR prearrival instructions to bystanders who call 9-1-1 and describes the framework for best practices and performance measurement.
  • Implementing telephone prearrival CPR instructions can significantly strengthen the Chain of Survival and save lives from OHCA.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation.  2012: published online before print Jan. 9, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31823ee5fc
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Jan 9, 2012 3:09 PM CST

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