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A doctor who presented research on the importance of CPR during the American Heart Association’s resuscitation conference in Chicago proved her point hours later, saving a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby. Monique Anderson, M.D., was talking with another doctor about the importance of fast response to cardiac emergencies while leaving a... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 20, 2014 9:00 AM CST
LBCT.04: Ischemic Heart Disease: Drugs, Devices and Systems of Care   Overview of LBCT.04: Elliott Antman, MD; Mariell Jessup, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD; Robert Bonow, MD   Long-term Outcome of Biodegradable Compared to Durable Polymer Drug-eluting Stents and Bare Metal Stents - Main Results of a... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 19, 2014 12:26 PM CST
LBCT.03: Treatment of Structural Heart Disease   Overview of LBCT.03: Elliott Antman, MD; Robert Bonow, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD   Randomized Trial of Atenolol Versus Losartan in Children and Young Adults With Marfan Syndrome Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 18, 2014 11:51 AM CST
Science and Technology Hall was again a flurry of activity during Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. Speaking of flurries, the snow continued to dance in the air and the thermometer read 18 degrees for most of the day. Inside, we were all staying warm, learning CPR to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" and showing our support of Go Red for... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 17, 2014 5:50 PM CST
LBCT.02: Anti-Lipid Therapy and Prevention of CAD   Overview of LBCT.02: Elliott Antman, MD; Neil Stone, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD     IMPROVE-IT Trial: A Comparison of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin versus Simvastatin Monotherapy on Cardiovascular Outcomes After Acute Coronary Syndromes ... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 17, 2014 11:23 AM CST
There was snow and frozen yogurt and a packed room for opening remarks. There were chair massages and cashmere scarves and even a couple of stock cars in Exhibition Hall.  Scientific Sessions 2014 is officially underway in Chicago!  The new Life Is Why slogan welcomes attendees to Sessions. Attendees stroll around... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 16, 2014 5:15 PM CST
LBCT.01: Risk and Benefit of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Overview of LBCT.01: Elliott Antman, President, American Heart Association   Risk and Benefit of Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-eluting Coronary Stents: Primary Endpoint Results from the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Study... more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 16, 2014 4:41 PM CST
Early PCI Is Associated with Short- and Long-Term Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  Presentation Slides Guillaume Geri -- Cochin Hospital, Paris, France more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 16, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Statewide Implementation of a Standardized Prearrival Telephone CPR Program Is Associated with Increased Bystander CPR and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest  Presentation Slides Bentley Bobrow -- Arizona Department of Health Services,Phoenix, AZ more...
Posted by Summer H. on AHA Scientific Sessions Nov 16, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Primary Prevention Stroke Guidelines         Each year about 795,000 strokes occur in the US, with about 610,000 of those being new strokes. Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairment, leaving many disabled. ... more...
Posted by Lyndie Bishop on Science News from the American Heart Association Oct 29, 2014 10:38 AM CDT
Approaches to Enhancing Radiation Safety in Cardiovascular Imaging       Radiation exposure from medical imaging has increased since 1980. The concept of patient-centered imaging is discussed. Education of the... more...
Clinical Performance Measures for Adults Hospitalized With Acute Ischemic Stroke       At the heart of this document is the notion of “building healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke” through clinical performance measures.... more...
2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (NSTE-ACS)       This complete revision of the 2007 guideline includes a new title, "Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary... more...
  The Postthrombotic Syndrome: Evidence-Based Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies       a frequent, chronic complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT - blood clots in ≥1 deep veins, usually of the lower or upper extremities)... more...
  Sustainable Development Goals and the Future of Cardiovascular Health: A Statement From the Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce         In 2012, as part of a program to reduce all non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 25% by 2025, along with... more...
Assessment of the 12-Lead ECG as a Screening Test for the Detection of Cardiovascular Disease in Healthy General Populations of Young People (12-25 years of age) Mandatory and universal cardiovascular mass screening with 12-lead ECGs in large general populations of young healthy people 12-25 years of age... more...
AHA/ACC/HHS Strategies to Enhance Application of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease and Comorbid Conditions Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are the cornerstones of quality care. CPGs reflect and are impacted by the evolution of discovery,... more...
The rates of both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are increasing in youth. Two- to 10-fold increases in rates of coronary heart disease and death resulting from coronary heart disease in T1DM were reported in multiple studies involving adults. One approach to cardiovascular disease... more...
AHA Position: The American Heart Association supports effective regulation that addresses marketing, labeling, quality control of manufacturing, and standards for contaminants. The association also supports including e-cigarettes in smoke-free air laws and prohibiting the sales of e-cigarettes to youth. Latest science... more...
Supervision of Exercise Testing by Non-Physicians: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association Recognizes changes in exercise testing patterns and roles in clinical practice Discusses the role of the non-physician as well as the physician in exercise testing ... more...

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