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Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease

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  • The ready availability of human genetic data represents a great opportunity to improve human health by personalizing health care and has the potential to entirely transform how we think about the risk for disease.
  • However, these advances also create new moral, ethical and legal challenges that must be addressed before we can fully realize their positive impact on human health.
  • This paper summarizes the existing regulatory landscape with respect to the use of genetic information in clinical medicine and offers new policy recommendations designed to facilitate the safe incorporation of the latest technologies and research findings into the clinical domain.
     
    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print May 29, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31825b07f8.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 29, 2012 3:23 PM CDT
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Inclusion of Stroke in Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Instruments
  • Sudden cardiac death can be the first presentation for several cardiac conditions.
  • Communities sometimes seek supplementary screening strategies (electrocardiography, for example) in response to sudden cardiac death in children and adolescents.
  • Universal screening programs will require sound data and key stakeholder support.
 
Read the full article in Stroke
Stroke. 2012: published online before print May 24, 2012, 10.1161/STR.0b013e31825bcdac.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 24, 2012 3:16 PM CDT

 
Trends in CVD and Stroke Mortality
  • Heart diseases and stroke, the number 1 and 4 leading causes of death in the United States, kill over 810,000 people every year.
  • Even though death rates have been decreasing, disparities in the rate of decline among subpopulations and resulting disabilities from heart diseases and stroke are still issues to be addressed.
  • Achieving ideal cardiovascular health is shown to not only reduce risk of heart diseases and stroke, but also risk of death.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 24, 2012 10:15 AM CDT
Animal Models of Heart Failure

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  • Standard clinical features of heart failure (HF) are outlined and defined.
  • Criteria necessary to identify appropriate animal models used in HF research are included.
  • Approaches for producing HF animal models with critical clinical features of HF are reviewed.
 
Read the full article in Circulation Research
Circulation Research. 2012: published online before print May 17, 2012, 10.1161/RES.0b013e3182582523.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 17, 2012 3:23 PM CDT
Concurrent Session III A Oral Abstract Presentations 

qcor12_pslides_goodney-5Intensity of Vascular Care for PAD: More Spending, But Not Fewer Amputations 

Philip P. Goodney, Dartmouth, Lebanon, N.H. 
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 2:24 PM CDT
Concurrent Session III A Oral Abstract Presentations 

qcor12_pslides_quinn-16Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Increase Major Hemorrhage Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Taking Warfarin 

Gene R. Quinn, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 2:22 PM CDT
Plenary Session III: Can Malpractice Reform Improve Quality of Care?

qcor12_pslides_mallone-4Remember the Patient! Ensuring Malpractice Reform Won’t Endanger Patient Safety 

Tommy Malone, J.D., Malone Law, Atlanta, Ga.
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 2:20 PM CDT
Plenary Session III: Can Malpractice Reform Improve Quality of Care?

qcor12_pslides_murphy-27Malpractice Reform: In Search of an Approach that is Rational, Fair, and Promotes Quality Improvement 
Joshua B. Murphy, J.D., Legal Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 2:17 PM CDT
Concurrent Session II A: Oral Abtract Presentations

qcor12_pslides_thompson-15Effectiveness of Bleeding Avoidance Strategies in Women and Men Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: A Report from the NCDR® 

Lauren E. Thompson, Frederick A. Masoudi, University of Colorado, Denver, Colo.
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 10:48 AM CDT
Concurrent Session II A: Oral Abtract Presentations

qcor12_pslides_iselin-18Outcomes at Six Months of a Randomized Trial of Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring with Pharmacist Case Management 

Karen L. Margolis, HealthPartners Research Foundation, Bloomington, Minn.   
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on May 11, 2012 10:46 AM CDT
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