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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...
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association Read the full article in Circulation [published online ahead of print August 11, 2014]. Circulation . doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000034. more...
The Evolution and Future of ACC/AHA Clinical Practice Guidelines: A 30-Year Journey Read the full article in Circulation [published ahead of print August 4, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000090.   A Video... more...
2014 ACC/AHA Guideline on Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation and Management of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery Incorporates a systematic review for new science Addresses beta blocker use and incidence of perioperative surgical event in the pre-operative... more...
2014 ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Focused Update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease SIHD focused update for diagnosis, treatment, and revascularization New section addressing invasive testing and the role of... more...
Evidence for Stroke Family Caregiver and Dyad Interventions Stroke is a leading cause of severe, long-term disability, and most stroke survivors are cared for by family members within the home. Stress of the caregiver becomes a leading cause of institutionalization of the stroke survivor;... more...
Status of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States Hispanics are the largest minority ethnic group in the United States, and their health is vital to the public health of the nation and to achieving the AHA’s 2020 goals. This statement... more...
Emergence of the Primary Pediatric Stroke Center: Impact of the Thrombolysis in Pediatric Stroke Trial Timothy J. Bernard, Michael J. Rivkin, Kelley Scholz, Gabrielle deVeber, Adam Kirton, Joan Cox Gill, Anthony K. Chan, Collin A. Hovinga, Rebecca N. Ichord, James C. Grotta, Lori C. Jordan, Susan Benedict, Neil R. Friedman, Michael M.... more...
Hypertension disorders in pregnancy include gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and chronic hypertension.  These disorders have been shown to complicate between 6% and 20% of pregnancies. Risk factors for hypertensive disorders include increasing maternal age and greater body mass index at the time of pregnancy. These... more...
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Data indicate that the prevalence of high blood pressure in children and adolescents has been on the rise since 1988, with African-American and Hispanic youths at greater risk. This is especially concerning since children with elevated blood pressure are more likely... more...

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