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Archive for August, 2012
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Randomized comparison of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation versus optimal medical therapy in addition to early revascularization in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock
Holger Thiele, Leipzig, Germany
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Posted by Alyson PON Editor on Aug 28, 2012 9:16 AM CDT
Third Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction

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  • Update to the 2007 consensus document
  • Global approach to diagnosis
  • Central role of cardiac troponin biomarkers


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print Aug. 25, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31826e1058.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 25, 2012 2:19 AM CDT
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Population Approaches to Improve Diet, Physical Activity and Smoking Habits


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  • Systematic review addressing population-based approaches for improving diet, physical activity, and smoking.
  • Includes six broad domains for each health factor (diet, physical activity and smoking) including workplaces and schools.
  • Includes data on economic incentives for preventive behaviors, with demonstrated success 73% of the time for well-defined outcomes such as health screenings.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2012: published online before print August 20, 2012, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318260a20b.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 21, 2012 9:00 AM CDT
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Evolution of Critical Care Cardiology: Transformation of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Emerging Need for New Medical Staffing and Training Models


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  • The need for critical care will increase markedly in the United States and globally as the population ages.
  • New challenges exist and expanded skill sets are needed for the provision of optimal care in the contemporary cardiac ICU.
  • This statement formulates a roadmap for ICU-focused innovations.
 
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Circulation. 2012: published online before print August 13, 2012, 10.1161/ CIR.0b013e31826890b0.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 15, 2012 4:16 PM CDT
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Latest Findings on the Use of Technology and Health Effects

A mHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Intervention: Findings From Content Development Studies
Pfaeffli L, Maddison R, Whittaker R, Stewart R, Kerr A, Jiang Y, Kira G, Carter K, Dalleck L.
Source: BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2012 May 30;12(1):36. [Epub ahead of print]
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  The content development process for a mHealth (mobile phone and Internet-based) cardiac rehabilitation (CR) exercise intervention is presented. A large number of participants in this study, even older members who are unfamiliar with technology, found mHealth to be beneficial to CR services. With the flexibility it offers, mHealth can be customized to meet every patient's requirements.
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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 8, 2012 12:59 PM CDT



Oral Antithrombotic Agents for the Prevention of Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

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  • Treatment recommendations updated for antithrombotics for primary and secondary prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation.
 
Read the full article in Stroke
Stroke. 2012: published online before print August 2, 2012, 10.1161/STR.0b013e318266722a.


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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on Aug 2, 2012 3:52 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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