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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...
Role of Noninvasive Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Women With Suspected Ischemic Heart Disease Under-treatment and under-testing in women lead to increased complications and to higher case fatalities. Atherosclerotic coronary artery (CAD) disease continues to be... more...
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of the majority of clinical cardiovascular events. The fundamental role of epigenetics in the development of atherosclerosis has become increasingly recognized. The following studies investigate novel mechanisms by which epigenetic modifications influence disease progression. more...
This paper provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise for stroke survivors. Current evidence suggests that stroke survivors have physical deconditioning and lead inactive lifestyles. Read the full article in Stroke [published online ahead of print May 20, 2014]. Stroke.... more...
Evolution of “The Guideline Advantage”: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of Outpatient Performance Measurement Launched in 2011, The Guideline Advantage (TGA) is a jointly operated program by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American... more...
HRS/ACC/AHA Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of ICD Therapy in Patients Who Are Not Included or Not Well Represented in Clinical Trials   The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy is a widely accepted and important treatment for patients with... more...
Stakeholder Discussion to Reduce Population-Wide Sodium Intake and Decrease Sodium in the Food Supply Read the full article in Circulation [published online ahead of print Monday, May 5, 2014]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000051.   ... more...
Each year in the United States (US), over 690,000 adults experience an ischemic stroke. Prevention of recurrent stroke is critical. Ischemic stroke causes huge morbidity because of the interaction between the neurological impairment, emotional and social consequences of that impairment, and the high risk for recurrent stroke.... more...
Fetal cardiac medicine has evolved considerably over the past two decades. As technology and expertise advanced, the multidisciplinary specialty of fetal cardiology has emerged. The goal is now to understand the fetus as a patient. Read the full article in Circulation [published... more...