American Heart Association: A voluntary organization concerned with the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.Cardiology: The study of the heart, its physiology, and its functions.United StatesHeart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.Heart Failure: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Heart Arrest: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.American Hospital Association: A professional society in the United States whose membership is composed of hospitals.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Defibrillators: Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Cardiac Imaging Techniques: Visualization of the heart structure and cardiac blood flow for diagnostic evaluation or to guide cardiac procedures via techniques including ENDOSCOPY (cardiac endoscopy, sometimes refered to as cardioscopy), RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; TOMOGRAPHY; or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Voluntary Health Agencies: Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.Viridans Streptococci: A large heterogeneous group of mostly alpha-hemolytic streptococci. They colonize the respiratory tract at birth and generally have a low degree of pathogenicity. This group of species includes STREPTOCOCCUS MITIS; STREPTOCOCCUS MUTANS; STREPTOCOCCUS ORALIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUIS; STREPTOCOCCUS SOBRINUS; and the STREPTOCOCCUS MILLERI GROUP. The latter are often beta-hemolytic and commonly produce invasive pyogenic infections including brain and abdominal abscesses.Coronary Disease: An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.National Academy of Sciences (U.S.): A United States organization of distinguished scientists and engineers established for the purpose of investigating and reporting upon any subject of art or science as requested by any department of government. The National Research Council organized by NAS serves as the principal operating agency to stimulate and support research.Endocarditis, Bacterial: Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.Bariatrics: Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.Advanced Cardiac Life Support: The use of sophisticated methods and equipment to treat cardiopulmonary arrest. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) includes the use of specialized equipment to maintain the airway, early defibrillation and pharmacological therapy.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary: Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Use of antibiotics before, during, or after a diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedure to prevent infectious complications.Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the cardiovascular system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.Resuscitation: The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)Life Support Care: Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.Metabolic Syndrome X: A cluster of metabolic risk factors for CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES and TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS. The major components of metabolic syndrome X include excess ABDOMINAL FAT; atherogenic DYSLIPIDEMIA; HYPERTENSION; HYPERGLYCEMIA; INSULIN RESISTANCE; a proinflammatory state; and a prothrombotic (THROMBOSIS) state. (from AHA/NHLBI/ADA Conference Proceedings, Circulation 2004; 109:551-556)Advisory Committees: Groups set up to advise governmental bodies, societies, or other institutions on policy. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome: An acute, febrile, mucocutaneous condition accompanied by swelling of cervical lymph nodes in infants and young children. The principal symptoms are fever, congestion of the ocular conjunctivae, reddening of the lips and oral cavity, protuberance of tongue papillae, and edema or erythema of the extremities.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Electric Countershock: An electrical current applied to the HEART to terminate a disturbance of its rhythm, ARRHYTHMIAS, CARDIAC. (Stedman, 25th ed)Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Coronary Artery Disease: Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.Heart Transplantation: The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.Consensus: General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.Patient Selection: Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Asian Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors: Drugs or agents which antagonize or impair any mechanism leading to blood platelet aggregation, whether during the phases of activation and shape change or following the dense-granule release reaction and stimulation of the prostaglandin-thromboxane system.Heart Defects, Congenital: Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.Diet, Fat-Restricted: A diet that contains limited amounts of fat with less than 30% of calories from all fats and less than 10% from saturated fat. Such a diet is used in control of HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. (From Bondy et al, Metabolic Control and Disease, 8th ed, pp468-70; Dorland, 27th ed)Anticoagulants: Agents that prevent clotting.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Arrhythmias, Cardiac: Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Stroke Volume: The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.Exercise Test: Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Adrenergic beta-Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.Surgical Procedures, Operative: Operations carried out for the correction of deformities and defects, repair of injuries, and diagnosis and cure of certain diseases. (Taber, 18th ed.)European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.Acute Coronary Syndrome: An episode of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA that generally lasts longer than a transient anginal episode that ultimately may lead to MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Myocardial Revascularization: The restoration of blood supply to the myocardium. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Death, Sudden, Cardiac: Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Fibrinolytic Agents: Fibrinolysin or agents that convert plasminogen to FIBRINOLYSIN.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Mexican Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican descent.Cardiomyopathy, Dilated: A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.Risk: The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Cholesterol, HDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.Primary Prevention: Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.Terminology as Topic: The terms, expressions, designations, or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or specialized subject area.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Ventricular Dysfunction, Left: A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.Stents: Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.Preoperative Care: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Cholesterol, LDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to low density lipoproteins (LDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Coronary Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.Cardiac Output, Low: A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Cardiac Pacing, Artificial: Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.Hospital Mortality: A vital statistic measuring or recording the rate of death from any cause in hospitalized populations.Angina, Unstable: Precordial pain at rest, which may precede a MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Endarterectomy, Carotid: The excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.Hypercholesterolemia: A condition with abnormally high levels of CHOLESTEROL in the blood. It is defined as a cholesterol value exceeding the 95th percentile for the population.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Brain Ischemia: Localized reduction of blood flow to brain tissue due to arterial obstruction or systemic hypoperfusion. This frequently occurs in conjunction with brain hypoxia (HYPOXIA, BRAIN). Prolonged ischemia is associated with BRAIN INFARCTION.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Ventricular Function, Left: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.Heart Failure, Systolic: Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.Forecasting: The prediction or projection of the nature of future problems or existing conditions based upon the extrapolation or interpretation of existing scientific data or by the application of scientific methodology.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Blood Pressure Determination: Techniques for measuring blood pressure.Atherosclerosis: A thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES that occurs with formation of ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES within the ARTERIAL INTIMA.Carotid Stenosis: Narrowing or stricture of any part of the CAROTID ARTERIES, most often due to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Ulcerations may form in atherosclerotic plaques and induce THROMBUS formation. Platelet or cholesterol emboli may arise from stenotic carotid lesions and induce a TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT; or temporary blindness (AMAUROSIS FUGAX). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp 822-3)Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Atrial Fibrillation: Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.Sports: Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Inpatients: Persons admitted to health facilities which provide board and room, for the purpose of observation, care, diagnosis or treatment.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Carotid Artery Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CAROTID ARTERIES, including the common, internal, and external carotid arteries. ATHEROSCLEROSIS and TRAUMA are relatively frequent causes of carotid artery pathology.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Emergencies: Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.

Clinical practice guidelines for heart failure. (1/232)

Development of guidelines can be a difficult process; each organization or institution must establish the rules and criteria for including specific therapies and the level of complexity needed. Specific outcomes must be incorporated, including maintenance of comfort and functionality, freedom from hospitalization, and survival. In existing guidelines for the management of heart failure, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy is clearly the gold standard. However, there is still a high mortality with ACE inhibitor therapy; the key may be choosing the right patients. Current guidelines reflect the uncertainty regarding digoxin before the Digitalis Investigation Group (DIG) trial; obviously, these guidelines should be revisited. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of heart failure need to be revised to include a better consensus on beta-blockade, the new data on digoxin, emerging data on angiotensin II receptor antagonists, and current thinking on anticoagulant therapy.  (+info)

Evaluation of the American Heart Association Stroke Outcome Classification. (2/232)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of the American Heart Association Stroke Outcome Classification (AHA.SOC) and compare performance of its function classification with that of the Modified Rankin Scale. METHODS: The individuals in this study included the last 105 consecutive subjects who were part of a cohort of 459 stroke patients in the Kansas City Stroke Study. The patients were evaluated with a variety of standardized assessments at enrollment (within 14 days of stroke onset) and followed at 1, 3, and 6 months after stroke. Specifically, we examined validity of AHA.SOC by comparing its 3 domains (ie, Domain, Severe, and Function) with stroke severity. We correlated AHA.SOC-Function with scores of the Barthel Index, Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale, and Medical Outcome Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) measures of physical function and mental health. Finally, we compared the discriminant ability of AHA.SOC-Function and the Modified Rankin Scale in assessing disability and handicap. These data were analyzed with the use of Spearman rank correlations and Kruskal-Wallis tests. RESULTS: All 3 domains of the AHA.SOC were significantly associated with stroke severity and scores of Barthel Index, Lawton IADL, and SF-36 physical function (all P<0.001). Both AHA.SOC-Function and the Modified Rankin Scale discriminated well the disabilities and handicap measured by Barthel Index, Lawton IADL, and SF-36 physical function (all P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The AHA.SOC was able to capture impairments, disabilities, and handicap after stroke. The AHA. SOC-Function performed equally as well as the Modified Rankin Scale in assessing disabilities related to basic activities of daily living but differentiated slightly better than the Modified Rankin Scale in assessing disabilities/handicap related to instrumental activities of daily living. Neither the AHA.SOC-Function nor the Modified Rankin Scale captured differences in mental health after stroke.  (+info)

Pediatric advanced life support: a review of the AHA recommendations. American Heart Association. (3/232)

The etiologies of respiratory failure, shock, cardiopulmonary arrest and dysrhythmias in children differ from those in adults. In 1988, the American Heart Association implemented the pediatric advanced life support (PALS) program. Major revisions to the program were made in 1994, with further revisions in 1997. The PALS program teaches a systematic, organized approach for the evaluation and management of acutely ill or injured children. Early identification and treatment of respiratory failure and shock in children improve survival, from a dismal 10 percent to an encouraging 85 percent. Family physicians who care for acutely ill or injured children have a tremendous opportunity to save lives through implementation of the PALS information.  (+info)

Development and implementation of a decision support system for carotid artery stenosis: the Carotid Ultrasound Report Enhancement (CURE). (4/232)

The management of carotid artery stenosis is an art evolving into a science, increasingly informed by clinical trials of medical management versus carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Ideas about optimal management depend on the confluence of patient-specific variables, surgical expertise, and the state of medical knowledge. In this complex and progressing setting, an up-to-date decision support system could help physicians apply the latest evidence to patient care. Carotid ultrasonography (US) studies provide an excellent opportunity to aid in the therapy of carotid stenosis. We developed a Carotid US Report Enhancement (CURE) to augment carotid US reports with treatment-specific prognostic information and patient-specific portions of the American Heart Association's 1998 guideline for the management of carotid artery stenosis. In the process of designing and implementing the CURE software, we encountered and eventually solved a variety of problems. The first problem was that US test was not always precise enough to distinguish between a moderate and mild carotid stenosis. Likewise, the standard US reports did not elucidate several technical problems that decreased the reliability of the US result. Third, although 17 of 18 physicians agreed to receive the CURE reports, they requested non-incriminating wording. Fourth, vascular surgeons supervising the US laboratories were reluctant to support the CURE report if they thought it would be construed as prompting self-referral. Finally, information about some comorbid conditions (e.g. a history of atrial fibrillation) could not be obtained reliably from the patients. The result of responding to these problems is a decision support program that is increasingly robust, able to detect many of its own limitations, and capable of integrating data from multiple sources. A randomized controlled trial now in progress will evaluate the clinical impact of the CURE program.  (+info)

AHA Science Advisory. Stanol/sterol ester-containing foods and blood cholesterol levels. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism of the American Heart Association. (5/232)

Considerable attention in the recent past has focused on the potential benefits or adverse effects of butter versus different types of margarines, usually with respect to their relative content of polyunsaturated, saturated, and trans fatty acids, and the impact of these on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Recently, a new class of margarines and other fat-derived products (eg, salad dressings, mayonnaise) containing plant-derived sterols that are intended for use to lower blood cholesterol levels have been introduced into the food supply. These products are being marketed as adjuncts to low-saturated-fat and low-cholesterol diets to maximize reductions in LDL cholesterol levels achievable by dietary means.  (+info)

Circulation Research: origin and early years. (6/232)

Circulation Research, first published in 1953, was created by the American Heart Association as "the authoritative new journal for investigators of the basic sciences as they apply to the heart and circulation." This review of the early years of the journal highlights the contributions of the first four Editors: Carl J. Wiggers, Carl F. Schmidt, Eugene M. Landis, and Julius H. Comroe, Jr. The success of Circulation Research is seen not only in the high quality of the articles published in its pages but also in the remarkable improvements in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease that have occurred over the past half century.  (+info)

Dietary protein and weight reduction: a statement for healthcare professionals from the Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism of the American Heart Association. (7/232)

High-protein diets have recently been proposed as a "new" strategy for successful weight loss. However, variations of these diets have been popular since the 1960s. High-protein diets typically offer wide latitude in protein food choices, are restrictive in other food choices (mainly carbohydrates), and provide structured eating plans. They also often promote misconceptions about carbohydrates, insulin resistance, ketosis, and fat burning as mechanisms of action for weight loss. Although these diets may not be harmful for most healthy people for a short period of time, there are no long-term scientific studies to support their overall efficacy and safety. These diets are generally associated with higher intakes of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol because the protein is provided mainly by animal sources. In high-protein diets, weight loss is initially high due to fluid loss related to reduced carbohydrate intake, overall caloric restriction, and ketosis-induced appetite suppression. Beneficial effects on blood lipids and insulin resistance are due to the weight loss, not to the change in caloric composition. Promoters of high-protein diets promise successful results by encouraging high-protein food choices that are usually restricted in other diets, thus providing initial palatability, an attractive alternative to other weight-reduction diets that have not worked for a variety of reasons for most individuals. High-protein diets are not recommended because they restrict healthful foods that provide essential nutrients and do not provide the variety of foods needed to adequately meet nutritional needs. Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal, bone, and liver abnormalities overall.  (+info)

Guideline compliance improves stroke outcome: a preliminary study in 4 districts in the Italian region of Lombardia. (8/232)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Guidelines for medical practice in stroke have been proposed in different countries, but their impact on stroke outcome has not been verified to date. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the American Heart Association guidelines for acute stroke and for transient ischemic attack on first-ever stroke patients. METHODS: Three hundred eighty-six first-ever ischemic stroke patients were admitted to the study. Those observed within 6 hours from stroke onset were eligible for the acute clinical phase of the study, while all were admitted to the early clinical phase. The follow-up lasted 6 months. Primary end points were survival and the effectiveness of treatment on disability, measured as the proportion of potential improvement in the Barthel Index score achieved during treatment. A rating of noncompliance with the guideline recommendations was calculated for each patient, and its association with the end points was investigated. The Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test were used to estimate and compare survival curves between groups; Cox proportional hazards model and logistic regression were used to identify risk factors for mortality; and correlation tests and regression analysis were used to evaluate the influence of guideline compliance on disability. Both univariate and multivariate statistical analyses were performed. RESULTS: Survival and treatment effectiveness were directly correlated with guideline compliance. The relative risk of death for patients with a noncompliance rating > or =5 was 2.26 with respect to patients with a noncompliance rating <5 (95% CI, 1.51 to 4.67; P<0.0007). In this latter group, at 6 months we detected a 15% decrease in mortality (95% CI, 9.1% to 17.5%). Treatment effectiveness showed a Spearman's rank correlation with the noncompliance rating of -0.3 (P<0.001). At discharge we observed a 13% increase in treatment effectiveness, while no significant differences were detectable at 3 and 6 months. These associations were confirmed by the multivariate analysis, in which we included, together with the noncompliance rating, all the variables previously identified as independent predictors of mortality and disability. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates an association between adherence to guidelines and stroke outcome, and it can be viewed as a study that prepares the way for a randomized controlled trial in this area. It also emphasizes the need to develop personnel and structures devoted to stroke care because an evidence-based clinical approach could significantly reduce the risk of death.  (+info)

*Dilated cardiomyopathy

Schönberger J, Seidman CE (August 2001). "Many roads lead to a broken heart: the genetics of dilated cardiomyopathy". American ... Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 201 (2): 267-274. ISSN 0003-1488. PMID 1500323. Nigro V, Okazaki Y, ... Complications can include heart failure, heart valve disease, or an irregular heartbeat. Causes include genetics, alcohol, ... Pieske B (2004). "Reverse remodeling in heart failure - fact or fiction?". Eur Heart J Suppl. 6: D66-78. doi:10.1016/j.ehjsup. ...

*Outline of cardiology

American College of Cardiology American Heart Association Heart Rhythm Society Indian Heart Association National Heart ... Heart cancer - Cancer of the heart is very rare and those cancers tend to be benign. Myxoma - Most common tumor of the heart. ... Heart failure - Heart failure is failure of the heart to produce sufficient blood flow to meet metabolic demands of the body, ... Clinical Cardiology Heart Heart Rhythm International Journal of Cardiology Journal of the American College of Cardiology Pacing ...

*Electrocardiography in myocardial infarction

TIMI Risk Score for UA/NSTEMI and STEMI Heart Risk Scores Print out by American Heart Association. ... "2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care - Part 8: ... North Am. 24 (1): 53-89, vi. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2005.08.008. PMID 16308113. Van Mieghem C, Sabbe M, Knockaert D (April 2004). " ... Other calculators such as the GRACE and HEART scores, assess other major cardiac events using electrocardiogram findings, both ...

*American Heart Association

"States Should Heed Strong Support for Raising Tobacco Age of Sale, Says American Heart Association , American Heart Association ... American Heart Month AHA Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards "History of the American Heart Association". heart.org. Retrieved 11 March ... MBA is president of the American Heart Association for its 2017-18 fiscal year. The American Heart Association grew out of a ... the American Heart Association issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. In 2015, the American Heart ...

*Journal of the American Heart Association

... : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease is a peer-reviewed open access scientific ... "Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of ... journal and an official journal of the American Heart Association. Since 2015, it is also published with John Wiley & Sons. It ...

*Food desert

"The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative" (PDF). American Heart Association. Retrieved November 17, 2017. McCracken, ... Free groceries, all compliant with the American Diabetes Association guidelines, are provided to those in this program. This ... Rodriguez, Judith C. "Serving the Public: Health Literacy and Food Deserts". Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 111 ... American Nutrition Association". americannutritionassociation.org. Retrieved 2017-11-17. Story, Mary; Kaphingst, Karen M.; ...

*Alice H. Lichtenstein

American Heart Association. doi:10.1161/01.cir.0000437740.48606.d1. Retrieved March 19, 2015. Taspel, Tamar (February 23, 2015 ... Lichtenstein is also the primary author of the American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. Lichtenstein is ... and that she cited a 2013 review by the American Heart Association that recommends limiting saturated fat. And she explained ... Alice Hinda Lichtenstein is an American professor and researcher in nutrition and heart disease. In 2006, Shape magazine named ...

*Auburn Tigers football

"Paul "Bear" Bryant Previous Winners" (PDF). American Heart Association. Retrieved 2007-12-14. "Home Depot Previous Winners". ... "All-Time Outland Trophy Winners". Football Writers Association of America. Retrieved 2007-12-14. "The Rotary Lombardi Award ... Denotes consensus All-American ‡ Denotes unanimous All-American Auburn football teams have been invited to participate in 41 ... Auburn has also produced twenty-nine consensus All-American players. The College Football Hall of Fame has inducted a total of ...

*Clinical trial

American Heart Association. 19 (2): 212-217 [213]. doi:10.1161/01.HYP.19.2.212. PMID 1737655. Creswell, J.W. (2008). ... Measurement of the electrical activity of the heart (ECG) Measurement of blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature Blood ... An estimated 40% of all clinical trials now take place in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central and South America. "There is no ... Alternatively, many American pharmaceutical companies have moved some clinical trials overseas. Benefits of conducting trials ...

*Surrogate endpoint

American Heart Association. 109 (25 Suppl 1): IV20-1. doi:10.1161/01.CIR.0000133441.05780.1d. PMID 15226247. Alexandra Goho, " ... many people with normal cholesterol develop heart disease, and many with high cholesterol do not. "Death from heart disease" is ... 1998). "Lipoprotein changes and reduction in the incidence of major coronary heart disease events in the Scandinavian ... While elevated cholesterol levels increase the likelihood for heart disease, the relationship is not linear - ...

*Club drug

American Heart Association; Johns Hopkins University study, Principles of Addiction Medicine; Psychology Today; National ... causing strokes and constricting arteries in the heart; causing heart attacks. The use of cocaine creates euphoria and high ... Increased heart rate, a steep increase in body temperature, increase in blood pressure, spasms and dehydration are all common ... club drugs result in the death of the user from cardiac arrest or water intoxication due to the increase in heart rate and ...

*Frederick Akbar Mahomed

American Heart Association. 19 (2): 212-217. doi:10.1161/01.hyp.19.2.212. PMID 1737655. Sake Dean Mahomed. ... Following qualification, Mahomed worked at Highgate Infirmary (St Pancras' North Infirmary, Central London Sick Asylum) for a ... He initiated the Collective Investigation Record for the British Medical Association; this organization collected data from ...

*High-density lipoprotein

The American Heart Association, NIH and NCEP provide a set of guidelines for fasting HDL levels and risk for heart disease. ... "Cholesterol Levels". American Heart Association. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2009. " ... "What Do My Cholesterol Levels Mean?" (PDF). American Heart Association. September 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 ... link) "LDL and HDL Cholesterol: What's Bad and What's Good?". American Heart Association. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 8 October 2009 ...

*Aortic valve replacement

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Valvular Heart ... "What is TAVR?". American Heart Association. 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-15. Vandvik PO, Otto CM, Siemieniuk RA, Bagur R, Guyatt GH ... Aortic valve repair Artificial heart valve Valvular heart disease Minimally invasive cardiac surgery Pericardial heart valves ... Tissue heart valves are usually made from animal tissue, either animal heart valve tissue or animal pericardial tissue. The ...

*Prinzmetal's angina

"Prinzmetal's Angina, Variant Angina and Angina Inversa". American Heart Association. Retrieved 2015-06-20. Yoo, Sang-Yong; Kim ... doi:10.1016/S0002-8703(76)80568-6. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link) American Heart Association http://www.americanheart ... Brown, G.R.; Holman, Delavan V. (1933). "Electrocardiographic study during a paroxysm of angina pectoris". American Heart ... American Prinzmetal's Angina Association A site that gathers and shows both information for the public and also technical ...

*Salt and cardiovascular disease

The American Heart Association defined a daily sodium consumption limit should be 1500 milligrams (contained in less than 0.75 ... "Shaking the Salt Habit". American Heart Association. 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. "Sodium in Canada". Food and Nutrition. ... A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association". Hypertension. 47 (2): 296-308. doi:10.1161/01.HYP.0000202568.01167 ... The majority of sodium consumed by North Americans is from processed and restaurant foods, while only a small portion is added ...

*Metabolic syndrome

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American Heart Association; World Heart Federation; International Atherosclerosis ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American Heart Association; World Heart Federation; International Atherosclerosis ... an American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Scientific Statement". Circulation. 112 (17): 2735-52. ... Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/American Heart Association conference on scientific issues related to ...

*Raimonds Staprans

"Journal of the American Heart Association" (pdf). American Heart Association. Retrieved 2008-12-22. "Raimonds Staprans, Recent ... An extensive interview with Raimonds Staprans was conducted by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, by Paul ... Paul Karlstrom (1997-08-14). "Oral history interview with Raimonds Staprans, 1997 Aug 14-Sep". Archives of American Art. ...

*Vegetable

"What is a serving?". American Heart Association. 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2015-09-26. The Japanese Diet. the-food-guide-pyramid. ... A Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 19 ( ... In Ancient China, rice was the staple crop in the south and wheat in the north, the latter made into dumplings, noodles, and ... The staple diet of the Aztecs in Central America was maize and they cultivated tomatoes, avocados, beans, peppers, pumpkins, ...

*Arthur Weber

American Heart Association. 123: f1-f6. January 4, 2011. doi:10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182044c67. Retrieved October 15, 2012. "JAMA ... radiography and their uses in diagnosing heart diseases. He published several papers in the 1920s and 1930s on the subject. ...

*ABC (medicine)

American Heart Association. pp. 2-7. "First Aid (City of Dearborn MI FD website)". Archived from the original on December 9, ... The ABC system for CPR training was later adopted by the American Heart Association, which promulgated standards for CPR in ... As of 2010, the American Heart Association chose to focus CPR on reducing interruptions to compressions, and has changed the ... October 2010). Highlights of the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resucitaion and Emergency ...

*Smoked salmon

"Why Should I Limit Sodium?" (PDF). American Heart Association. Park, Jong-eun; Seo, Jung-eun; Lee, Jee-yeon; Kwon, Hoonjeong. " ... the American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium consumption. Smoked foods, including smoked salmon also contain ... Smoked salmon is sometimes used in sushi, though not widely in Japan; it is more likely to be encountered in North American ... Traditionally smoked salmon has been a staple of north-western American tribes and Canadian First Nations people. To preserve ...

*Kansas City Steak Company

"What Certification Means". [American Heart Association]. Retrieved 2008-03-31. Official website www.steak-enthusiast.com QVC's ... The company's offerings include their Private Stock line of USDA Prime beef and American Style Kobe beef. A selection of ...

*Gatlin Green

Open Your Heart' campaign honors lost friend". American Heart Association. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015. Gatlin Green ... She appears in a promotional video, Open Your Heart, for the American Heart Association. With her older brother they formed " ... Gatlin Green (born July 7, 1997) is an American actress and singer. Green was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She has one older ...

*Wheat

"Whole Grains and Fiber". American Heart Association. 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016. Hefferon, K. L. (2015). "Nutritionally ... Although landraces of wheat are no longer grown in Europe and North America, they continue to be important elsewhere. The ... There were some significant decreases in wheat crop area, for instance in North America. Better seed storage and germination ... Wheat is the primary food staple in North Africa and the Middle East, and is growing in uses in Asia. Unlike rice, wheat ...

*Juice Robinson

Pepper's Lonely Hearts Clutch (Back mounted cobra clutch) - 2016 Signature moves Juice is Loose (Snap front facelock drop) ... In 2008, he made his debut for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South (IWA) under the ring name Juice Robinson, in a ... Joseph Robinson (born April 10, 1989) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) ... Robinson then wrestled for a variety of promotions, including All American Wrestling (AAW), where he unsuccessfully competed ...

*UCF Knights football

"Scott Frost Named American Heart Association's 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year" (Press release). American Heart ... They are the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA ... "UCF's Frost Wins 2017 Eddie Robinson Award" (Press release). Football Writers Association of America. December 14, 2017. ... American Football Coaches Association. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018. "Milton Named Archie Griffin Award Winner ...
Mant J, Al-Mohammad A, Swain S, Laramée P; Guideline Development Group. Management of chronic heart failure in adults: synopsis of the National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Aug16;155(4):252-9. Greenberg B and Kahn AM. Clinical assessment of heart failure. In: BonowRO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, Libby P, eds. Braunwalds Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 9th ed. Saunders; 2011:chap 26. Riegel B, Moser DK, Anker SD, Appel LJ, Dunbar SB, Grady KL, Gurvitz MZ, Havranek EP, Lee CS, Lindenfeld J, Peterson PN, Pressler SJ, Schocken DD, Whellan DJ; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; American Heart Association Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. State of the science: promoting ...
Gordon NF, Gulanick M, Costa F, Fletcher G, Franklin BA, Roth EJ, Shephard T; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention; the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; and the Stroke Council. Physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors: an American Heart Association scientific statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention; the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; and the Stroke Council. Circulation. 2004 Apr 27;109(16):2031-41. No abstract available. Pubmed ID:15117863 ...
Among a large cohort of patients with IS/TIA, we found that AF was present in 11.8%. Moreover, patients with AF were more likely to have a history of myocardial infarction/coronary artery disease and/or prosthetic valves, and had more severe strokes than IS/TIA patients without AF. As recommended by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines, warfarin use was high among IS/TIA patients with AF but, nonetheless, significantly underutilized. Of the 38 patients who did not receive warfarin at discharge but were eligible for its use, 18 (47.4%) initiated warfarin up to 1 year after the index stroke event and 20 (52.6%) did not. Of the 253 patients discharged on warfarin, 208 (82.2%) were still using warfarin at 12 months. Importantly, male gender was the only independent predictor of warfarin use at 12 months.. Current American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines recommend warfarin use as a class IA recommendation in IS/TIA patients with AF.9 Warfarin ...
Fall River, Mass. - Saint Annes Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Massachusetts Paul Coverdell Stroke Collaborative for high-quality care of stroke patients.. At the groups recent "Celebration of Success and Awards" ceremony in Framingham, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association awarded Saint Annes its second consecutive "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" Gold Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.. At the same meeting, the Massachusetts Paul Coverdell Stroke Program/Hospital Quality Improvement Collaborative recognized Saint Annes for completing dysphagia screening on at least 90% of stroke patients. The Dysphagia Screening Award is a quality-of-care benchmark that captures the percent of stroke patients ...
A new level of certification from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases. The Advanced Certification Program for Comprehensive Stroke Centers aims to help health care organizations focus on the care processes that produce the best outcomes for complex stroke cases. The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association anticipate that, over time, municipalities and regions will develop a formal referral network so the most complicated stroke cases can be treated at the centers best equipped to provide the specialized care that can lead to the best possible outcomes for patients. The organizations anticipate that there may be more than 200 certified comprehensive stroke centers in the US within the next few years.. ...
A new level of certification from the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke cases. The Advanced Certification Program for Comprehensive Stroke Centers aims to help health care organizations focus on the care processes that produce the best outcomes for complex stroke cases. The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association anticipate that, over time, municipalities and regions will develop a formal referral network so the most complicated stroke cases can be treated at the centers best equipped to provide the specialized care that can lead to the best possible outcomes for patients. The organizations anticipate that there may be more than 200 certified comprehensive stroke centers in the US within the next few years.. ...
None of the 3 earlier studies carried out with primarily intra-arterial fibrinolysis or first-generation mechanical embolectomy devices showed a benefit of endovascular treatment over intravenous r-tPA in intravenous r-tPA-eligible patients either as a substitute for initial treatment (SYNTHESIS Expansion) or as subsequent intervention in those with persistent large-artery occlusion after intravenous r-tPA (IMS III and MR RESCUE). MR RESCUE also showed no benefit for other patients treated within 8 hours even if selected by multimodal neuroimaging criteria. These studies, using almost exclusively intra-arterial r-tPA and first-generation endovascular devices alone or in combination, achieved recanalization rates of 27% to 41%. The subsequent trials using stent retrievers almost exclusively demonstrated improved results for both recanalization rates and outcome. Studies have shown that clinical outcome improved with increasing effectiveness of recanalization. Those with partial recanalization ...
Background: Characterizing International Classification of Disease (ICD-9) code validity is essential given widespread use of hospital discharge and claims databases in research. Estimates for acute stroke vary depending on the codes investigated. We sought to estimate the validity of ICD-9 codes grouped according to the 2013 American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) updated stoke definition and to explore differences by patient characteristics and study site.. Methods: Medical records (N=4,260) containing ICD-9 codes 430-438 or stroke keywords in the discharge summary were abstracted for hospitalizations of Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study cohort members from 1987-2010. A computer algorithm and physician reviewer identified definite and probable ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with differences adjudicated by a second physician. Using ARIC diagnosis as a gold standard, we calculated the positive predictive ...
Hancock EW, Deal BJ, Mirvis DM, Okin P, Kligfield P, Gettes LS, Bailey JJ, Childers R, Gorgels A, Josephson M, Kors JA, Macfarlane P, Mason JW, Pahlm O,Rautaharju PM, Surawicz B, van Herpen G, Wagner GS, Wellens H; American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology; American College of Cardiology Foundation; Heart Rhythm Society. AHA/ACCF/HRS recommendations for the standardization and interpretation of the electrocardiogram: part V: electrocardiogram changes associated with cardiac chamber hypertrophy: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology; the American College of Cardiology Foundation; and the Heart Rhythm Society. Endorsed by the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Mar 17;53(11):992-1002. PMID: 19281932 Full text here ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans. T2 - A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. AU - Muntner, Paul. AU - Shimbo, Daichi. AU - Carey, Robert M.. AU - Charleston, Jeanne B.. AU - Gaillard, Trudy. AU - Misra, Sanjay. AU - Myers, Martin G.. AU - Ogedegbe, Olugbenga. AU - Schwartz, Joseph E.. AU - Townsend, Raymond R.. AU - Urbina, Elaine M.. AU - Viera, Anthony J.. AU - White, William B.. AU - Wright, Jackson T.. PY - 2019/5/1. Y1 - 2019/5/1. N2 - The accurate measurement of blood pressure (BP) is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. This article provides an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on BP measurement in humans. In the office setting, many oscillometric devices have been validated that allow accurate BP measurement while reducing human errors associated with the auscultatory approach. Fully automated oscillometric devices capable of taking multiple readings even without an observer being present may ...
DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2013 - A new paper released today in the journal Circulation, indicates that following the Get With The Guidelines® program, launched by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association to improve in-hospital quality, has helped hospitals deliver better care for a broad range of cardiovascular conditions.
Somers VK, White DP, Amin R, Abraham WT, Costa F, Culebras A, Daniels S, Floras JS, Hunt CE, Olson LJ, Pickering TG, Russell R, Woo M, Young T. Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease: an American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Professional Education Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Stroke Council, and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Aug 19; 52(8):686-717 ...
To the Editor:. The members of the Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young Committee of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young believe it is of clinical importance to point out a discrepancy in the cuff size section of the recent American Heart Association Scientific Statement "Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans."1 On page 705 of that document, the report states that "the ideal cuff should have a bladder length that is 80% and a width that is at least 40% of arm circumference." The statement quotes a study by Marks and Groch2 that "concluded that the error in measurement of blood pressure is minimized with a cuff width of 46% of the arm circumference.". Immediately after these 2 statements is a series of 4 bullets giving cuff recommendations. The dimensions given in the bullets call for only 2 cuff widths, 12 and 16 cm, rather than the original text, which called for widths of 10, 13, 16, and 20 cm. If one calculates ...
Rosendorff C, Black HR, Cannon CP, et al. American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Treatment of hypertension in the prevention and management of ischemic heart disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Epidemiology and Prevention. Circulation. 2007;115(21):2761-2788 ...
Levine, G. N., Lange, R. A., Bairey-Merz, C. N., Davidson, R. J., Jamerson, K., Mehta, P. K., Michos, E. D., Norris, K., Ray, I. B., Saban, K. L., Shah, T., Stein, R., Smith, S. C., On behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing & Council on Hypertension Oct 1 2017 In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 6, 10, e002218. Research output: Research - peer-review › Article ...
78. Join Kids With Heart Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story. At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story. If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you. Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process. Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke ...
44. Join Kids With Heart Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story. At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story. If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you. Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process. Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke ...
(Dallas) Oct. 15, 2014 - Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the worlds second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.
By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, found that children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighborhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls, which in adults may […]
The 2006 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Council on Stroke Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic recommended that patients with cryptogenic stroke take antithrombotic drugs (i.e. aspirin) in order to prevent a second stroke. When a stroke patient is found to have atrial fibrillation (AF), the guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation due to its superior efficacy over aspirin for stroke prevention. Physicians can best optimize the use of medicines only if they can precisely and correctly diagnose a patients AF. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the time to first AF by 6 months continuous rhythm monitoring versus control treatment in subjects with a recent cryptogenic stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) without history of AF ...
DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2017 -- Compared to married heart disease patients, being unmarried was associated with a higher risk of dying, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.. Scientists have known that divorced individuals are at increased risk for death in general. However, few studies have evaluated the relationship between adverse cardiovascular outcomes and marital status in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease.. The study of 6,051 patients (average age 63, 23 percent black) undergoing cardiac catheterization for coronary artery disease, is the first to show poor outcomes specifically among those who were divorced, separated, widowed or never married.. Patients were followed for 3.7 years. Researchers found that compared to married patients, being unmarried was associated with:. 24 percent higher risk of death from any cause;. 45 percent higher risk of death ...
UC College of Medicine and UC Physicians are teaming up with UC Health for the American Heart Association s Heart Mini Marathon & Walk. The 2016 event will take place Sunday, March 13, in downtown Cincinnati, with different events to accommodate all fitness levels, including a half marathon, 15K, 5K, 3- or 5-mile Heart Walk, or 1K Steps for Stroke Walk presented by UC Health for survivors of heart disease and stroke. College of Medicine and UC Physicians teams have been created under the UC Health Company Page on the race registration site. Visit the Heart Mini kickoff event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the UC Medical Center cafeteria to learn how you can get involved and get registered. For more information, contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, at 513-558-7424 or [email protected] UC Health is the official "Life is Why sponsor for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and the medal sponsor for the 2016 Heart Mini ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Gum disease and tooth loss may be associated with a higher risk of death in postmenopausal women but not increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the open access journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.. Loss of all natural teeth also was linked with an increased risk of death in postmenopausal women, according to the study led by researchers at the University at Buffalo.. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and connective tissue surrounding the teeth, affects nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults 60 and older. The loss of all ones teeth, called edentulism, impacts about one-third of U.S. adults 60 and older and often results from periodontal disease.. "Beside their negative impact on oral function and dietary habits, these conditions are also thought to be related to chronic diseases of aging," said Michael J. LaMonte, PhD, study author and research ...
Jennifer L. Cook, Monica Colvin, Gary S. Francis, Kathleen L. Grady, Timothy M. Hoffman, Mariell Jessup, Ranjit John, Michael S. Kiernan, Judith E. Mitchell, Francis D. Pagani, Michael Petty, Pasala Ravichandran, Joseph G. Rogers, Marc J. Semigran, J. Matthew Toole and On behalf of the American Heart Association Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; and Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia ...
Baddour LM, Wilson WR, Bayer AS, et al. American Heart Association Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, and Stroke Council. Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015 Oct 13;132(15):1435-86. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000296. Epub 2015 Sep 15. Review. Erratum in: Circulation. 2015 Oct 27;132(17):e215. Circulation. 2016 Aug 23;134(8):e113. PubMed PMID: 26373316 ...
Carotid artery dissection may occur in normal healthy vessels, as well as vessels weakened by primary arteriopathy, but is most common after trauma.1 The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines (2011) concluded that it is reasonable to treat extracranial carotid artery dissection with antithrombotic medication for at least 3-6 months.2 There is little information on endovascular stenting, but most clinicians agree that this should be used on a case-by-case basis.3. ...
Lees Summit Medical Center-part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas Citys largest healthcare network-has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines® program.. Lees Summit Medical Center and 789 other hospitals are featured in a special advertisement in the "Americas Best Hospitals" issue of US News & World Report (August issue) to commemorate their receipt of the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke care. A total of 931 awards were given for achievement in heart attack, stroke and heart failure treatment.. Additionally, Lees Summit Medical Center was recognized on the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for exceptional stroke care in ensuring that within the past two quarters at least 50 percent of eligible ischemic stroke patients received the intravenous clot-buster, recombinant tissue plasminogen ...
Donofrio MT, Moon-Grady AJ, Hornberger LK, Copel JA, Sklansky MS, Abuhamad A, Cuneo BF, Huhta JC, Jonas RA, Krishnan A, Lacey S, Lee W, Michelfelder EC Sr, Rempel GR, Silverman NH, Spray TL, Strasburger JF, Tworetzky W, Rychik J. Diagnosis and treatment of fetal cardiac disease: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. American Heart Association Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Joint Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.Circulation. 2014 May 27;129(21):2183-242. doi: 10.1161/01.cir.0000437597.44550.5d. Epub 2014 Apr 24. ...
More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that helps hospitals follow those guidelines.. The associations Get With The Guidelines program hit the 5 million-patient milestone this month and also the […]. ...
Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center recently received the Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. It has also received the Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures for heart failure patients.. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goals of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke and heart failure patients. Mercyhealth earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.. Mercy ...
Chamberlain JJ, Rhinehart AS, Shaefer CF Jr, Neuman A. Diagnosis and management of diabetes: Synopsis of the 2016 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(8):542-552. PMID: 26928912 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26928912. James PA, Oparil S, Carter BL, et al. 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. 2014;311(5):507-520. PMID: 24352797 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24352797. Meschia JF, Bushnell C, Boden-Albala B, Braun LT, et al. Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(12):3754-3832. PMID: 25355838 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25355838. Palmer SC, Mavridis D, Navarese E, et al. Comparative efficacy and safety of blood pressure-lowering agents in adults with diabetes and kidney disease: ...
Early detection of aspiration risk in acute stroke is critical as it allows for immediate intervention, thereby reducing mortality, morbidity, length of hospitalization, and healthcare costs. Screening of swallowing prior to the administration of food, liquid or medication, including aspirin, in individuals presenting with stroke symptoms is a guideline American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. In accordance with this guideline, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has advocated the screening of swallowing be a quality performance measure in acute stroke. Moreover, the Office of the Inspector General recently issued VHA Directive 2006-032 mandating that the initial nurse assessment must include a screening of swallowing. In response to the directive, many VHA facilities created and implemented some version of a nursing swallowing screening tool (SST), but to our knowledge, none have been validated using an instrumental swallowing examination nor has reliability been ...
This has changed in the past year though. Five papers have been published within this timeframe showing improved functional outcomes with mechanical thrombectomy with early therapy intervention. The newer retrieval devices involve the use of wire stents to extract the clot, and the result has been less time required to open the artery to restore flow to the brain. A key difference between these more recent trials and the failure to demonstrate improved outcomes in previous mechanical thrombectomy trials is likely due to the more rapid restoration of flow. The mantra of "time is brain" still holds true. The recent trials have shown what is possible when a team of healthcare professionals collaborate effectively to start the procedure as soon as possible. While thrombectomy may have been available for years, waiting on a key person to become present when the others are ready to start creates delays.. The updated guidelines from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association emphasize ...
UF Health Jacksonville has been recognized for heart disease care, becoming the only hospital in Florida to receive accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a designated Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation. Only 24 health care facilities in the United States have received this accreditation from the society. The designation was awarded to UF Health Jacksonville following a two-year process of evaluating its program.. Chest pain centers with primary PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) have the means to perform emergency angioplasty, a lifesaving intervention performed during a heart attack in which a stent is inserted into an artery to increase blood flow to the heart.. Baptist honored for stroke program Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. To qualify for the Target: Stroke ...
by admin , Apr 12, 2011. In the February 1, 2011 issue of Stroke, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) released new guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke. The guideline reviews evidence on established and emerging risk factors for stroke. A significant change in these guidelines, which update a previous statement from 2006, is that clinicians are urged to address primary prevention of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke because the risk factors and prevention strategies for these events largely overlap. The critical role of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention of stroke is also emphasized. Areas of particular interest include emergency department (ED) screening, aspirin use among low-risk patients, asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, and atrial fibrillation (AF), among other updates. ED screening for stroke risk represents an entirely new recommendation. Due to a lack of resources, there has been a surge in the number of people who receive care ...
Interventions following a transient ischemic attack are aimed at preventing a future episode or stroke. Hypertension, current smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia are all well-known risk factors, and controlling these factors can have dramatic effects on transient ischemic attack and stroke risk. For patients presenting within 48 hours of resolution of transient ischemic attack symptoms, advantages of hospital admission include rapid diagnostic evaluation and early intervention to reduce the risk of stroke. For long-term prevention of future stroke, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends antiplatelet agents, statins, and carotid artery intervention for advanced stenosis. Aspirin, extended-release dipyridamole/aspirin, and clopidogrel are acceptable first-line antiplatelet agents. Statins have also been shown to reduce the risk of stroke following transient ischemic attack, with maximal benefit occurring with at least a 50 percent
Mulder, M.J.H.L, Lingsma, H.F, & Dippel, D.W.J. (2019). Letter by Mulder et al Regarding Article, "2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: a Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association". Stroke, 50(7). doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA. ...
BACKGROUND: An American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) writing committee has recently recommended that tissue evidence of cerebral infarction associated with temporary symptoms (CITS) lasting ,24 hours should be considered a stroke. We analyzed the impact of considering CITS as equivalent to stroke on the results of the Stenting and Aggressive Medical Management for Preventing Recurrent Stroke in Intracranial Stenosis (SAMMPRIS) trial. METHODS: We compared outcomes in the medical (n = 227) and stenting (n = 224) groups in SAMMPRIS using the following primary end point (new components in bold): any stroke, CITS, or death within 30 days after enrollment or within 30 days after a revascularization procedure for the qualifying lesion during follow-up; or ischemic stroke or CITS in the territory of the qualifying artery beyond 30 days ...
Jan. 3, 2011 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battles against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up last year s top cardiovascular and stroke research recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Health news for senior citizens and baby boomers.
Representing: Patients. Jacqueline Alikhaani is a cardiovascular patient and survivor of a rare congenital heart disease found in less than 1 percent of the population. The disorder was misdiagnosed for 48 years. She is a mother and serves as guardian for two family members with multiple disabilities. Advocating on behalf of all patients with chronic, disabling, or life-threatening medical conditions, she has continuously served in volunteer leadership roles with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and AARP. In addition, she was appointed to the AHA/ASA Citizen Scientist Task Force; she serves as a member of the Presidents Advisory Council for the National Patient Advocate Foundation; and she is a veteran board member for a network of federally qualified health centers and other non-profit boards and committees, including the National Association of Community Health Centers. She is a consumer/patient reviewer for the International Cochrane Collaboration and has ...
Each year over 500 patients are treated for stroke symptoms at BIDMC. In 2008, BIDMC was recognized by the Massachusetts Department Health to be a Primary Stroke Services Provider. With strong, coordinated approaches to care, BIDMCs Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Radiology, Lab Services and Nursing staff work together to ensure safe, effective and efficient services. BIDMC actively participates in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations
Emory University Hospital is proud to announce that the Joint Commission, the nations largest independent health care evaluation body, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, have re-certified Emory University Hospitals Comprehensive Stroke Center for two more years.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations periodical for stroke families. Inspiring stories by and about survivors and their family caregivers, tips for daily living, reducing risk of another stroke and much more.
St. Johns Riverside Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospitals commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence ...
The Joint Commission Recognizes Stroke Program The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Stroger Hospital demonstrated that its… [Read More]. ...
DES MOINES - Sodium: the everyday meal offender that might make your face feel puffy and your jeans look, and feel, tighter. Did you know that by reducing your sodium intake during a three week period you can change your sodium palate and start enjoying foods with less sodium? On On Monday, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launched the Sodium Swap Challenge.
Eckel RH, Jakicic JM, Ard JD, et al. 2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(25 Pt B):2960-2984 PMID: 24239922 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24239922.. Gidding SS, Lichtenstein AH, Faith MS, et al. Implementing American Heart Association Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Guidelines A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Council for High Blood Pressure Research. Circulation. 2009;119(8):1161-1175. PMID: 19255356 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19255356.. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 - 2020 ...
Fifteen-year trends in awareness of heart disease in women: Results of a 2012 American Heart Association national survey. Circulation, Vol.127, No.11 (2013): 1254-1263. I. Mosca, G. Hammond, H. Mochari-Greenberger, A. Towfighi and Michelle A. Albert, on behalf of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women and Special Populations Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on High Blood Pressure Research, and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.. ...
Fifteen-year trends in awareness of heart disease in women: Results of a 2012 American Heart Association national survey. Circulation, Vol.127, No.11 (2013): 1254-1263. I. Mosca, G. Hammond, H. Mochari-Greenberger, A. Towfighi and Michelle A. Albert, on behalf of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women and Special Populations Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on High Blood Pressure Research, and Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism.. ...
... Complications: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and the Councils on Clinical Cardiology, Stroke, and Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association: Endorsed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Larry M. Baddour, Walter R. Wilson, Arnold S. Bayer, Vance G. Fowler, Jr, Ann F. Bolger, Matthew E. Levison, Patricia Ferrieri, Michael A. Gerber, Lloyd Y. Tani, Michael H. Gewitz, David C. Tong, James M. Steckelberg, Robert S. Baltimore, Stanford T. Shulman, Jane C. Burns, Donald A. Falace, Jane W. Newburger, Thomas J. Pallasch, Masato Takahashi and Kathryn A. Taubert Circulation 2005;111;e394-e434 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.165564 Circulation is published by the American Heart Association. 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 72514 Copyright © 2005 American Heart ...
The recent recommendations will result in fewer patients needing antibiotic prophylaxis, because IE prophylax-is should be limited to the conditions listed in Table 1 only. There is no extensive, concrete evidence that prophylax-is is effective, and, as a result, most of the AHA recommendations are categorized as Class IIb.. Dr. Tafreshi is professor and director of Cardiology Pharmacy Practice Residency at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy?Glendale (MWU-CPG), Ariz. At the time of submission of this article, Ms. Sheckler was a senior MWU-CPG pharmacy student. Dr. Kauzmeyan is a medical consultant.. References 1.Wilson W, Taubert KA, Gewitz M, et al. Prevention of Infective Endocarditis: Guidelines from the American Heart Association: A Guideline From the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, and the ...
Barbara Riegel, Debra K. Moser, Harleah G. Buck, Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Sandra B. Dunbar, Christopher S. Lee, Terry A. Lennie, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Judith E. Mitchell, Diane J. Treat‐Jacobson, David E. Webber, on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research ...
PubMed journal article AHA science advisory. Depression and coronary heart disease. Recommendations for screening, referral, and treatment. A science advisory from the American Heart Association Prevention Committee to the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care Outcomes Research. Endorsed by the American Psychiatric Associatio were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone or iPad.
and on behalf of the Peer Review Subcommittee of the American Heart Association National Research Committee; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; Council on Hypertension; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; and Stroke Council ...
23. Brosius FC 3rd, Hostetter TH, Kelepouris E et al. Detection of chronic kidney disease in patients with or at increased risk of cardiovascular disease: a science advisory from the American Heart Association Kidney And Cardiovascular Disease Council; the Councils on High Blood Pressure Research, Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and Epidemiology and Prevention; and the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group: developed in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation. Circulation. 2006;114 (10):1083-1087 ...
Seema Mital, Kiran Musunuru, Vidu Garg, Mark W. Russell, David E. Lanfear, Rajat M. Gupta, Kathleen T. Hickey, Michael J. Ackerman, Marco V. Perez, Dan M. Roden, Daniel Woo, Caroline S. Fox and Stephanie Ware on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Stroke Council; Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research ...
2. Taegtmeyer H, Young ME, Lopaschuk GD, Abel ED, Brunengraber H, Darley-Usmar V, Des Rosiers C, Gerszten R, Glatz JF, Griffin JL, Gropler RJ, Holzhuetter HG, Kizer JR, Lewandowski ED, Malloy CR, Neubauer S, Peterson LR, Portman MA, Recchia FA, Van Eyk JE, Wang TJ; American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. Assessing Cardiac Metabolism: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circ Res. 2016 May 13;118(10):1659-701. doi: 10.1161/RES.0000000000000097 ...
The present article introduces the second part of "Recommendations for Standardization and Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram." The project was initiated by the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and has been endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the Heart Rhythm Society, and the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiography. This statement was preceded by 2 articles, "The Electrocardiogram and Its Technology" and "Diagnostic Statements," which were published previously (1,2), and it is followed by statements concerning abnormalities of repolarization, hypertrophy, and ischemia/infarction. The rationale for this initiative and the process by which it was achieved were described earlier (1).. The term intraventricular conduction disturbancesrefers to abnormalities in the intraventricular propagation of supraventricular impulses that give rise to changes in the shape and/or duration of the QRS complex. These changes in ...
Posted: March 19, 2012. The American Heart Association Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology recently released their list of "Top Advances in Functional Genomics and Translational Biology for 2011" and we are pleased to announce that PLoS ONE article "A mighty small heart: the cardiac proteome of adult Drosophila melanogaster"(1) is one of 10 featured publications! All 10 articles were summarized in a paper published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, published by the American Heart Association(2). The finalists were selected from hundreds of papers in the literature, with input from the Early Career Committee of the Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology.. In this article, Cammarato and colleagues describe the full complement of proteins that exist in the adult Drosophila heart. The insect heart, also referred to as the dorsal vessel, is a simple pulsing tube that maintains the flow of haemolymph (ie. bug blood) through its open circulatory system ...
The ISCHEMIA Clinical Coordinating Center at NYU is currently planning for a new study! Drs. Harmony Reynolds and Judith Hochman are pleased to introduce the MINOCA-BAT randomized trial. This study is a 2 x 2 factorial trial of beta blockade, ACE inhibitors/ angiotensin receptor blockers, both or neither in patients with myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery disease, or MINOCA. MINOCA-BAT will be a global collaborative clinical trial, with the overall effort led by Dr. Bertil Lindahl at Uppsala University and the North American trial effort led by Drs. Reynolds and Hochman, with collaboration from Dr. Shaun Goodman as Canadian country leader.. What is MINOCA? MINOCA is MI meeting the universal definition in patients who have less than 50% stenosis on angiography in all major epicardial vessels, without an alternative explanation for the MI presentation. For MINOCA-BAT, the left ventricular ejection fraction must be ≥40%. An American Heart Association Scientific Statement ...
Many antihypertensive medications and lifestyle changes are proven to reduce blood pressure. Over the past few decades, numerous additional modalities have been evaluated in regard to their potential blood pressure-lowering abilities. However, these nondietary, nondrug treatments, collectively called alternative approaches, have generally undergone fewer and less rigorous trials. This American Heart Association scientific statement aims to summarize the blood pressure-lowering efficacy of several alternative approaches and to provide a class of recommendation for their implementation in clinical practice based on the available level of evidence from the published literature. Among behavioral therapies, Transcendental Meditation (Class IIB, Level of Evidence B), other meditation techniques (Class III, Level of Evidence C), yoga (Class III, Level of Evidence C), other relaxation therapies (Class III, Level of Evidence B), and biofeedback approaches (Class IIB, Level of Evidence B) generally had ...
Learn more about the American Stroke Association and its efforts to reduce death and disability caused by stroke. Also learn about types of stroke, stroke warning signs, how to avoid stroke, find information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors, resources for healthcare professionals, and more.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The American Heart Association Heart Failure Summit, Bethesda, April 12, 2017. AU - American Heart Association. AU - Peterson, Pamela N.. AU - Allen, Larry A.. AU - Heidenreich, Paul A.. AU - Albert, Nancy M.. AU - Pina, Ileana L.. PY - 2018/10/1. Y1 - 2018/10/1. N2 - The American Heart Association convened a meeting to summarize the changing landscape of heart failure (HF), anticipate upcoming challenges and opportunities to achieve coordinated identification and treatment, and to recommend areas in need of focused efforts. The conference involved representatives from clinical care organizations, governmental agencies, researchers, patient advocacy groups, and public and private healthcare partners, demonstrating the breadth of stakeholders interested in improving care and outcomes for patients with HF. The main purposes of this meeting were to foster dialog and brainstorm actions to close gaps in identifying people with or at risk for HF and reduce HF-related morbidity, ...
Bernstein D. General principles of treatment of congenital heart disease. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St Geme JW, Schor NF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 20th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 434.. Recommendations for preparing children and adolescents for invasive cardiac procedures: a statement from the American Heart Association Pediatric Nursing Subcommittee of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing in collaboration with the Council on Cardiovascular Diseases of the Young. Circulation. 2003;108:2250-2564. PMID: 14623793 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14623793. Warnes CA, Williams RG, Bashore TM, et al. ACC/AHA 2008 guidelines for the management of adults with congenital heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (writing committee to develop guidelines on the management of adults with congenital heart disease). Circulation. 2008;118:e714-e833. PMID: 18997169 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18997169. Webb ...
The American Heart Association recently revised its guidelines for the prevention of bacterial endocarditis. These guidelines are meant to aid physicians, dentists and other health care providers, but they are not intended to define the standard of care or to serve as a substitute for clinical judgment. In the guidelines, cardiac conditions are stratified into high-, moderate- and negligible-risk categories based on the potential outcome if endocarditis develops. Procedures that may cause bacteremia and for which prophylaxis is recommended are clearly specified. In addition, an algorithm has been developed to more clearly define when prophylaxis is recommended in patients with mitral valve prolapse. For oral and dental procedures, the standard prophylactic regimen is a single dose of oral amoxicillin (2 g in adults and 50 mg per kg in children), but a follow-up dose is no longer recommended. Clindamycin and other alternatives are recommended for use in patients who are allergic to penicillin. For
TY - JOUR. T1 - Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. A Case-Based Summary of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH Scientific Statement. AU - Rosendorff, Clive. AU - Lackland, Daniel T.. AU - Allison, Matthew. AU - Aronow, Wilbert S.. AU - Black, Henry R.. AU - Blumenthal, Roger S.. AU - Cannon, Christopher P.. AU - De Lemos, James A.. AU - Elliott, William J.. AU - Findeiss, Laura. AU - Gersh, Bernard J.. AU - Gore, Joel M.. AU - Levy, Daniel. AU - Long, Janet B.. AU - OConnor, Christopher M.. AU - OGara, Patrick T.. AU - Ogedegbe, Olugbenga. AU - Oparil, Suzanne. AU - White, William B.. PY - 2016/4/1. Y1 - 2016/4/1. N2 - The 2015 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/American Society of Hypertension Scientific Statement "Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease" is summarized in the context of a clinical case. The Statement deals with target blood pressures, and the optimal agents for the treatment of hypertension in patients with ...
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The American Heart Associations 2015 Scientific Sessions. The annual meeting of the American Heart Association was held from Nov. 7 to 11 in Orlando, Fla., and attracted more than 19,000 participants from around the world, including cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, and other health care professionals. The conference featured presentations focusing on the latest advances in cardiovascular medicine and surgery.. In one study, Yitschak Biton, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and colleagues found that several clinical variables together with genetic data can be used to improve patient selection for primary prevention with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in high-risk individuals with long QT syndrome. The variables identified included QTc duration, history of prior syncope while on β-blocker treatment, and LQT2 genotype and multiple mutations.. "Higher score based on those variables was associated with gradually increased risk for both the ...
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News about the American Heart Association. Commentary and archival information about the American Heart Association from The New York Times.
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When citing this document, the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions would appreciate the following citation format: King SB III, Aversano T, Ballard WL, Beekman RH III, Cowley MJ, Ellis SG, Faxon DP, Hannan EL, Hirshfeld JW Jr., Jacobs AK, Kellett MA Jr., Kimmel SE, Landzberg JS, McKeever LS, Moscucci M, Pomerantz RM, Smith KM, Vetrovec GW. ACCF/AHA/SCAI 2007 update of the clinical competence statement on cardiac interventional procedures: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training (Writing Committee to Update the 1998 Clinical Competence Statement on Recommendations for the Assessment and Maintenance of Proficiency in Coronary Interventional Procedures). J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50:82-108. ...
ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. The American Diabetes Association (Association) recognizes the release of the new revised...
Lipshultz SE, Adams MJ, Colan SD, Constine LS, Herman EH, Hsu DT, Hudson MM, Kremer LC, Landy DC, Miller TL, Oeffinger KC, Rosenthal DN, Sable CA, Sallan SE, Singh GK, Steinberger J, Cochran TR, Wilkinson JD, American Heart Association Congenital Heart Defects Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Cardiovascular Radiolo. Long-term cardiovascular toxicity in children, adolescents, and young adults who receive cancer therapy: pathophysiology, course, monitoring, management, prevention, and research directions: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013;128(17):1927-95. doi:10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182a88099 PMID:24081971 ...
Cardiovascular events are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, so it is not surprising that over the past 3 decades there have been many attempts to identify groups of persons at higher risk than others and to refine individual risk prediction. The Framingham Heart Study risk scores for predicting coronary artery disease and stroke have been widely used, are recommended by the American Heart Association, and have been integrated into a global cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk score (1-3). Most recently, they formed the basis for the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for CVD risk assessment (4). These risk scores use levels of risk factors at the time of risk prediction (current exposure) to predict risk; however, the duration and severity of exposure to a risk factor before the time of risk prediction (remote exposure) also determines risk, as has been demonstrated for the association of hypertension with stroke risk (5). Measures of ...
Tedys-Team-Donations Frequently Asked Questions (Source: American Stroke Association/a division of the American Heart Association) Heres a few commonly asked questions and the answers are provided by the American Stroke Association. Please review these FAQs when considering tedys-team-donations Where does the money go? Funds raised through Tedys-Team are used locally for research, advocacy, and education programs…
Postdoctoral scholarship, Agustin and Enrique Rocca Brothers Foundation (Argentina). 1987 Perez Companc Foundation Fellowship Award (Argentina). 1988-89 !Postdoctoral fellowship, American Heart Association. 1990-1992 Grant-In-Aid, American Heart Association. 1996-1998 Grant-In-Aid, American Heart Association. 1999-2002 Grant-In-Aid, American Heart Association. 2010-2013 !First Electrophysiology Award, American Heart Association Poster Competition (Chicago, IL). 2002 !Invited Speaker at the International Congress on Electrocardiology (Montreal, Canada, June 2002; Helsinki, Finland, June 2003); the International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology (Lihue, Hawaii, USA, April 2005); Guadalajara University (Guadalajara, Mexico, May 2005), Ion Channel Symposium (Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2008), Keynote Speaker at the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute-Heart Teaching Day (Utica, NY, March 2012), UNYTE Translational Research Network (Utica, NY February 2013 ...
Difficult childhood encounters - from bullying and dont physical and sexual abuse - are extremely prevalent the American Heart Association is issuing its first scientific statement on their own effect on cardiovascular health.. Fifty-nine percent from the U.S. population say they experienced a minumum of one so-known as adverse experience growing up or adolescent. The statement, printed Monday in Circulation, asserts that substantial evidence links such adverse encounters to weight problems, high bloodstream pressure, Diabetes type 2 and coronary disease in their adult years.. "Child maltreatment isnt something we frequently discuss, and it is a traumatic experience for kids," stated Shakira Suglia, Sc.D., chair from the group that authored the report and affiliate professor of epidemiology at Emory Universitys Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta.. While theres too little agreement on precisely what constitutes childhood and adolescent adversity, the encounters are defined broadly ...
In a report published May 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Mark Neuman, MD, MSc, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and his colleagues examined the lasting strength of class I - i.e. procedure/treatment should be performed/administered - recommendations across serial versions of selected American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, and found that durability of the guidelines "varied across individual guidelines and levels of evidence.". Identifying 619 class I recommendations in 11 index guidelines published between 1998 and 2007, the investigation found that 495 recommendations (80.0 percent) were retained in the subsequent guideline version, 57 (9.2 percent) were downgraded or reversed, and 67 (10.8 percent) were omitted. The ultimate percentage of recommendations that were retained varied across guidelines from 15.4 percent to 94.1 percent.. The endurance of individual ...
The HEART Pathway, which combines the HEART score, with 0- and 3-hour cardiac troponin tests, is a recently developed decision aid designed to identify emergency department patients who are safe for early discharge. Adult emergency department patients with symptoms related to acute coronary syndrome without ST-elevation on electrocardiogram (n = 282) were randomized to the HEART Pathway or usual care. In the HEART Pathway arm, emergency department providers used the HEART score, a validated decision aid, and troponin measures at 0 and 3 hours to identify patients for early discharge. Usual care was based on American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines. The primary outcome, objective cardiac testing (stress testing or angiography), and secondary outcomes, index length of stay, early discharge, and major adverse cardiac events (death, myocardial infarction, or coronary revascularization), were assessed at 30 days by phone interview and record review.. ...
Myron L. Weisfeldt, M.D., with its James B. Herrick Award for outstanding achievement in clinical cardiology. The award was scheduled to be presented to Weisfeldt at an annual dinner ceremony this evening during the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2004 in New Orleans, La.. The Herrick Award, consisting of a medallion and citation, is among the most prestigious AHA awards, given to one physician each year for achievements that have contributed to the practice of cardiology. Weisfeldt is the second Hopkins cardiologist to be honored with the Herrick Award: Richard S. Ross, M.D., dean emeritus of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former chair of cardiology, was the recipient in 1982.. "The Herrick Award is important because it is named for the physician who discovered the link between diseases of the coronary arteries and heart attack. Dr. Weisfeldt has carried on in that tradition with important work in the physiology of cardiac resuscitation," says Ross.. Among ...
Aaron Nethercott, Mercer University College of Pharmacy Ischemic heart disease (IHD) accounted for almost 380,000 deaths in 2010. According to the 2012 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patents with stable ischemic heart disease,…
A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training Developed in Collaboration With the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society for Vascular Medicine ...
It is now widely accepted that for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the preferred reperfusion strategy if it can be delivered in a timely fashion. Based on robust evidence documenting a relationship between time-to-reperfusion (defined either by time between symptom onset or hospital arrival and reperfusion) and mortality (1,2), the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommend that STEMI patients undergo primary PCI with a balloon inflation or device time within 90 min of first medical contact (3). Moreover, in the most recent focused update of the STEMI guidelines, it is recommended that each community develop a STEMI system of care that includes: 1) a process for pre-hospital identification of STEMI and catheterization laboratory activation; 2) destination protocols for STEMI-receiving centers; and 3) transfer protocols for patients who arrive at STEMI referral centers and are ...
Quiñones MA, Douglas PS, Foster E, Gorcsan J 3rd, Lewis JF, Pearlman AS, Rychik J, Salcedo EE, Seward JB, Stevenson JG, Thys DM, Weitz HH, Zoghbi WA, Creager MA, Winters WL Jr, Elnicki M, Hirshfeld JW Jr, Lorell BH, Rodgers GP, Tracy CM, Weitz HH, American Society of Echocardiography; Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (2003) ACC/AHA clinical competence statement on echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Task Force on clinical competence. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:379- ...
The American Heart Association reviews strengths and limitations of noninvasive and other imaging techniques used to diagnose critical limb ischemia in a new scientific statement.
This multicenter double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study provides the first longitudinal assessment of LV function in high-risk patients with diabetes complicated by neuropathy. The study subjects did not have heart failure symptoms, LV hypertrophy, or stress-induced myocardial ischemia, but they were found to have mild abnormalities in LV function by stress radionuclide ventriculography. Such patients might be considered to have stage B heart failure, according to the current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines (30). The study results suggest that placebo-treated patients tended to develop further impairment in their indexes of LV function over the 1-year follow-up period, whereas those treated with an ARI showed evidence of improvement. Although the changes in function were relatively small, this is the first study to suggest that early abnormalities in LV performance in diabetic subjects might be stabilized and in some cases improved by ...
Graham TP, Beekman RH, Allen HD, Bricker JT, Freed MD, Hurwitz RA, McQuinn TC, Schieken RM, Strong WB, Zahka KG, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Cordes TM, Donofrio MT, Ensing GJ, Geva T, Kimball TR, Sahn DJ, Silverman NH, Sklansky MS, Weinberg PM, Hellenbrand WE, Lloyd TR, Lock JE, Mullins CE, Romes JJ, Teitel DF, Vetter VL, Silka MJ, Van Hare GF, Walsh EP, Kulik T, Giglia TM, Kocis KC, Mahoney LT, Schwartz SM, Wernovsky G, Wessel DL, Murphy D, Foster E, Benson DW, Baldwin HS, Hirshfeld JW, Kugler JD, Moskowitz WB, Creager MA, Lorell BH, Merli G, Rodgers GP, Rutherford JD, Tracy CM, Weitz HH. ACCF/AHA/AAP recommendations for training in pediatric cardiology. A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence (ACC/AHA/AAP Writing Committee to Develop Training Recommendations for Pediatric Cardiology). Circulation. 2005 Oct 18; 112(16):2555-80. PMID: 16230506. ...
Michal Schafer, a graduate student in Dr. Hunters Lab, received 2015 American Heart Association Early Career Investigator Travel Award for upcoming Scientific Session in Orlando, FL. The award was given by Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention and comes with $1,500 travel stipend. Michal and Dr. Hunter will be giving an oral presentation on the topic of vascular hemodynamics…
For revascularized ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, early post-infarction cardiac MRI parameters offer long-term predictive value that is superior to that offered by traditional outcome predictors, a large, long-term European study has found.. The paper was published online Aug. 16 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.. "Early post infarction cardiac MR-based microvascular obstruction (MVO) is a strong independent prognosticator in reperfused STEMI patients at long-term follow-up," wrote the authors, led by Rolf Symons with the University Hospital Gasthuisberg in Leuven, Belgium. "Remarkably, MVO extent , 2.6 percent of left ventricle was the strongest independent predictor of death and heart failure hospitalization, overriding the prognostic performance of traditional outcome predictors and leading to better long-term risk stratification," they stated.. The most recent guidelines for STEMI patients issued by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology ...
Many young adults with moderate hyperlipidemia do not meet statin treatment criteria under the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology cholesterol guidelines because they focus on 10-year cardiovascular risk. We evaluated the association between years of exposure to hypercholesterolemia in early adulthood and future coronary heart disease (CHD) risk ...
Many young adults with moderate hyperlipidemia do not meet statin treatment criteria under the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology cholesterol guidelines because they focus on 10-year cardiovascular risk. We evaluated the association between years of exposure to hypercholesterolemia in early adulthood and future coronary heart disease (CHD) risk ...
In the United States, nearly 70% of adults are overweight or obese.1 Excess adipose tissue increases the likelihood of developing sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The rate of all-cause mortality in obese individuals is higher when compared to normal weight individuals.2 Its imperative that we address body weight with all patients in all health care settings - but particularly in primary care settings.. The 2013 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/The Obesity Society Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults were recently published.3 The guidelines, the first in 15 years, do not address every clinical question regarding the treatment of obesity but do provide details regarding which patients will benefit most from weight loss. Here are 10 important things every clinician should know:. 1. Obesity should be managed as a chronic disease. The overall goal in treating overweight and obesity in adults is to ...
Long-distance walkers with high levels of troponin in their blood had more than double the likelihood of heart attack, stroke and death, a new study shows.
Healthy home cooking and smart shopping puts you in control of what goes into your recipes and your body. Follow these healthy guidelines to update your eating style and improve your nutrition profile.
What is Pre-op Testing? Do I need to have anything done before my elective surgery at SurgCenter Greater Phoenix?. Generally speaking, your surgeon and/or internist will decide what labs and testing you will need prior to surgery. This will be based on the type of procedure you are having, your medical conditions, and the recommendations of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology. If there are any questions or concerns, an anesthesiologist at the center will review your history prior to the day of surgery.. What is NPO and why does everyone keep telling me I cant eat or drink anything before my surgery?. NPO means nothing by mouth. Patients are instructed to not eat or drink anything before surgery because having food or liquids in your stomach increases the chances of vomiting during or after surgery. If this vomit is inhaled into the lungs, it can cause an aspiration pneumonia, prolonged breathing difficulties, and even death. NPO includes any food, gum, candy, mints, ...
LV systolic function is a major prognostic marker for valvular heart disease. Currently, an LVEF ,50% is used as an American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guideline for recommending AVR in asymptomatic patients (2). However, in our study we found that E/E′ was more prognostic than LVEF. The findings of our study are not completely unexpected. In patients with severe AS, obstruction of LV outflow results in systolic pressure overload and LV wall hypertrophy. As a result of increased wall thickness and diminished compliance of the chamber, LV end-diastolic pressure increases without chamber dilation (34-36). Thus, increased end-diastolic pressure usually reflects diastolic rather than systolic dysfunction (37). Diastolic dysfunction is prevalent in patients with preserved systolic ejection performance and is very frequent in patients with depressed systolic function (38,39). The Doppler-derived E/E′ ratio has been found to be a reliable estimate of LV filling pressure in ...
Bonow RO, Carabello BA, Chatterjee K, de Leon AC Jr, Faxon DP, Freed MD, et al; 2006 Writing Committee Members; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force. 2008 Focused update incorporated into the ACC/AHA 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1998 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease): endorsed by the Sosciety of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Circulation. 2008;118:e523-e661. Carabellow BA. Valvular heart disease. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 75. Nishimura RA, Carabello BA, Faxon DP, et al. ACC/AHA 2008 Guideline update on valvular heart disease: focused update on infective endocarditis: a ...
1. January CT, Wann LS, Alpert JS, Calkins H, Cigarroa JE, Cleveland JC Jr, Conti JB, Ellinor PT, Ezekowitz MD, Field ME, Murray KT, Sacco RL, Stevenson WG, Tchou PJ, Tracy CM, Yancy CW; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64:e1-76 2. Benjamin EJ, Wolf PA, DAgostino RB, Silbershatz H, Kannel WB, Levy D. Impact of atrial fibrillation on the risk of death: the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation. 1998;98:946-52 3. Wolf PA, Abbott RD, Kannel WB. Atrial fibrillation as an independent risk factor for stroke: the Framingham Study. Stroke. 1991;22:983-8 4. Alegret JM, Viñolas X, Arias MA, Martínez-Rubio A, Rebollo P, Ràfols C, Martínez-Sande JL. New oral anticoagulants vs vitamin K antagonists: ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Incidence of infective endocarditis caused by viridans group streptococci before and after publication of the 2007 American heart associations endocarditis prevention guidelines. AU - DeSimone, Daniel C.. AU - Tleyjeh, Imad M.. AU - Correa De Sa, Daniel D.. AU - Anavekar, Nandan S.. AU - Lahr, Brian D.. AU - Sohail, Muhammad R.. AU - Steckelberg, James M.. AU - Wilson, Walter R.. AU - Baddour, Larry M.. PY - 2012/7/3. Y1 - 2012/7/3. N2 - Background-The American Heart Association published updated guidelines for infective endocarditis (IE) prevention in 2007 that markedly restricted the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in certain at-risk patients undergoing dental and other invasive procedures. The incidence of IE caused by viridans group streptococci (VGS) in the United States after publication of the 2007 American Heart Association guidelines has not been reported. Methods and Results-We performed a population-based review of all definite or possible cases of VGS-IE using the ...
1979-1980 American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Research Award #608 "Effects of Denervation of Vascular Smooth Muscle" 1980-1981 American Heart Association Greater Los Angeles Affiliate, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Research Award #608 F1-2 "Sympathetic Tropic Effects" 1984-1985 American Heart Association Vermont Affiliate Grant-In-Aid Award #VT-84-G6 "Adrenergic Control of Resistance Arteries in Diabetes" 1984-1987 National Institutes of Health New Investigator Research Award #USPHS R23 HL36048 "Nervous and Humoral Control of Renal Resistance Arteries" 1985-1986 University of Illinois Biomedical Research Support Grant #48536 "Nervous Control of Resistance Arteries in the Kidney" 1986-1988 American Heart Association Illinois Affiliate Grant-In-Aid Award #IL-86-N10 "Adrenergic Control of Resistance Arteries" 1988-1992 National Institutes of Health Research Award #USPHS R01 HL36048 "Nervous and Humoral Control of Renal Resistance Arteries" ...
ACLS courses are authorized by the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support program at Code One Training Solutions.
SNMMI has released appropriate use criteria for ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) imaging in pulmonary embolism. This is the second in a series of new AUC developed by SNMMI in its role as a qualified provider-led entity (PLE) under the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria program for advanced diagnostic imaging.
Organizations. The Academy for Eating Disorders. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. America on the Move (tm). American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). American Council on Exercise. American Diabetes Association. American Heart Association. American Institute for Cancer Research. American Physiological Society. American Society for Nutrition. Canadian Obesity Network. Centers for Disease Control. The Endocrine Society. European Association for the Study of Obesity. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Harvard School of Public Health - The Obesity Prevention Source Website. Healthy People 2020. The Hormone Foundation. International Association for the Study of Obesity. International Obesity Task Force. Lets Move. Kidney & Urology Foundation of America. National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS). Nationwide Childrens Hospital Obesity Action Coalition PHIT America. Society for the Study of Ingestive ...
These Web-based Integrated Guidelines incorporate all relevant recommendations from 2010, 2015 and 2017.. The 2017 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality addresses the comparison of chest compression-only CPR to CPR using chest compressions with rescue breaths for cardiac arrest in infants and children. It includes 2 additional out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) studies published after 2015 that further expand the evidence base used to develop the 2015 Guidelines Update.. The 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) section on pediatric basic life support (BLS) differs substantially from previous versions of the AHA Guidelines.1 This publication updates the 2010 AHA Guidelines on pediatric BLS for several key questions related to pediatric CPR. The Pediatric ILCOR Task Force reviewed the topics covered in the 2010 ...
The American Heart Association continues to call high blood pressure the "silent killer." There are no concrete symptoms for high blood pressure. Headaches, dizziness, and nosebleeds (epistaxis) are not usually caused by high blood pressure, unless the patient is in Hypertensive Crisis (systolic of 180 or higher or diastolic of 110 or higher). Facial flushing may occur with high blood pressure, but high blood pressure is not the cause of facial flushing. Factors such as spicy foods, sun exposure, cold weather, hot drinks, medical conditions, and exercise are more of the cause of facial flushing. Although dizziness is not the cause of high blood pressure, it may be a side effect of some blood pressure medications. A person in Hypertensive Crisis must receive emergency care immediately. In addition to extreme blood pressure readings, severe headaches and nosebleeds, patients may also experience severe anxiety and shortness of breath. ...

Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association<...Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association<...

Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex ... Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans : A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. / Muntner, Paul; Shimbo, ... This article provides an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on BP measurement in humans. In the office ... This article provides an updated American Heart Association scientific statement on BP measurement in humans. In the office ...
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Highlights of the History of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). American Heart Association 2006. www.americanheart.org ( ... The American Heart Association (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council developed the most recent ACLS guidelines in 2010 using ... Friedrich Maass performed the first documented chest compressions on humans [3]. The American Heart Association (AHA) formally ... Many of the recommendations in the American Heart Association and the European Resuscitation Councils 2010 Guidelines for ...
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The American Heart Association first developed advanced cardiac life support guidelines in 1974 as a cardiac arrest treatment. ... Attaching electrodes to the patients chest, which are connected to a heart monitor, to identify the heart rhythm is the next ... The patient may also need a cardioversion, which is done by using a defibrillator to convert the heart into a normal rhythm. A ... Automated external defibrillators may be used to restore the hearts natural rhythm.. ...
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a course developed by the American Heart Association for the training of health care ... Upon successful completion, participants will be granted an ACLS provider card through the American Heart Association. Provider ... The NRP course is designed specifically for healthcare providers who need an American Academy of Pediatrics NRP card, Providers ...
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All registrants must have and bring to class a current American Heart Association BLS Provider Card.. • All registrants who are ...
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American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; American Heart Association Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, ... American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; ... Heart failure - fluids and diuretics. What to Expect at Home. When you have heart failure, your heart does not pump out enough ... State of the science: promoting self-care in persons with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart ...
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Also learn about cardiovascular conditions, ECC and CPR, donating, heart disease information for healthcare professionals, ... Learn more about the American Heart Associations efforts to reduce death caused by heart disease and stroke. ... Information and opinions presented in the news section do not always represent the views of the American Heart Association. ... Millions of Americans live with heart disease, stroke or a cardiovascular condition. Your donation will help us save and ...
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2018 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited. The American Heart Association is a ... The American Heart Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation make every effort to ... The American Heart Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation recognize that all ... 6 Consensus statements from the American Heart Association,1 the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary ...
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American Heart Association | To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.American Heart Association | To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Also learn about cardiovascular conditions, ECC and CPR, donating, heart disease information for healthcare professionals, ... Learn more about the American Heart Associations efforts to reduce death caused by heart disease and stroke. ... 2018 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.. The American Heart Association is a ... Join Us For A Heart Walk In Your Area. Heart Walk is the American Heart Associations premiere event for raising funds to save ...
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Learn more about the American Stroke Association and its efforts to reduce death and disability caused by stroke. Also learn ... Bad Tooth-Brushing Habits Tied to Higher Heart Risk. * 5 Tattoo is a Unique Conversation-Starter for This Stroke Survivor ...
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Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Pooled Cohort Equations. Patients with diabetes mellitus or ... American College of Preventive Medicine, American Geriatrics Society, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of ... Using the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Pooled Cohort Equations. Patients with diabetes mellitus or ... The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Hypertension Guideline: A Resource for Practicing Clinicians ...
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Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
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Our purpose is to help Americans live heart healthy and prevent... ... Give a Gift to Support the Fight Against Heart Disease During American Heart Month. At 6 weeks old, Kaylee Rose Paperins heart ... Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. Show your support tomorrow, during Wear Red Day, with our official American ... Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans. Show your support tomorrow, during Wear Red Day, with our official American ...
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Commentary and archival information about the American Heart Association from The New York Times. ... Commentary and archival information about the American Heart Association from The New York Times. ... The American Heart Association writes that "clear scientific evidence has shown that saturated fat can raise LDL (bad) ... The American Heart Association writes that "clear scientific evidence has shown that saturated fat can raise LDL (bad) ...
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Commentary and archival information about the American Heart Association from The New York Times. ... Commentary and archival information about the American Heart Association from The New York Times. ... The American Heart Association writes that "clear scientific evidence has shown that saturated fat can raise LDL (bad) ... The American Heart Association writes that "clear scientific evidence has shown that saturated fat can raise LDL (bad) ...
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Mission of the American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is ... Mission of the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission ... American Heart Association Puget Sound. Seattle, WA. , http://www.pugetsoundheartwalk.org. Share. ...
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The American Heart Association is the nations oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease ... The American Stroke Association, created as a division in 1997, brings together the organizations stroke-related activities. ...
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Filed Under: Health Tagged With: 2014, African Americans, American Heart Association, American Indians, Asian Americans, Health ... Filed Under: Health Tagged With: 2010, 2015, American Heart Association, BMI, East West Bank, Go Red Heart Checkup, Heart Truth ... By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is ... Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native ...
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Galveston | American Heart AssociationGalveston | American Heart Association

Since 1924, we have been working to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from heart disease and stroke. Find out ... Welcome to the American Heart Association - Galveston and the Bay Area. Cardiovascular disease is the nations number one ... 2019 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited.. The American Heart Association is a ... All health/medical information on this website has been reviewed and approved by the American Heart Association, based on ...
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American Heart Association Archive - Health Report	American Heart Association Archive - Health Report

The American Heart Association in Seattle has a new community walking program called Team Start! that forms walking groups ... A few last-minute safety tips from the American Heart Association as we head into the holiday weekend… … ... King County Executive Ron Sims, local companies and the American Heart Association are proclaiming this Wednesday (April 16) ... Walk for your heart By cherie_black on March 24, 2008 at 9:04 AM ... Were heart healthy! By cherie_black on May 14, 2008 at 4:41 PM ...
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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. | FOX2now.comAMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. | FOX2now.com

Therefore, it is important for women to know their numbers regarding their heart health. Dr. ... AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.. Posted 10:53 am, January 23, 2017, by Staff Writer, Updated at 02:48PM, January 26, 2017 ... Toniya Singh is a cardiologist and a board member of the American Heart Association and she provided us with the list of ... February is American Heart Month and a time to observe "Go Red for Women". To support this cause, Friday February 3rd is Wear ...
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... today hinted at plans for the Wii Vitality Sensor with word of a joint announcement with the American Heart Association. The ...
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American Heart Association | Mildred Spanns FundraiserAmerican Heart Association | Mildred Spann's Fundraiser

... heart disesases are the #1 killer of Americans and stroke doesnt fall far behind at #5. 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease ... What people dont know, is that heart disease is 80% preventable. Physical activity and a healthy diet can help prevent you or ... There is currently over $13 million invested in research in Pittsburgh - help us get one step closer to ending heart disease ... American Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke Assocati Greater Pittsburgh Region wrote - Currently, ...
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  • John Warner, M.D., MBA is president of the American Heart Association for its 2017-18 fiscal year. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Google Fit exercise app is getting a facelift this week with new activity and heart health tracking goals based on recommendations from leading health organizations, the tech giant announced today. (mobihealthnews.com)
  • In 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry publication, released a study that showed the American Heart Association was ranked as the 5th "most popular charity/non-profit in America. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study showed that the American Heart Association was ranked as the 5th "most popular charity/non-profit in America" of over 100 charities researched with 95% of Americans over the age of 12 choosing Love and Like A lot description category for the American Heart Association. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr Thomas A. Pearson, from the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association, takes an in-depth look at this subject. (dmoztools.net)
  • If you are still looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of your loved ones. (causes.com)
  • The American Heart Association, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and healthcare tech company Royal Philips have partnered to finance a new $30 million venture fund, according to a statement. (mobihealthnews.com)
  • The Seattle area is among the top 10 most heart friendly cities for women. (seattlepi.com)
  • The American Heart Association in Seattle has a new community walking program called Team Start! (seattlepi.com)
  • Show your support tomorrow, during Wear Red Day, with our official American Heart Month Twibbon for Facebook and Twitter. (causes.com)
  • This estimate is based upon 11 American Heart Association Administrative Assistant salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. (glassdoor.com)
  • Therefore, it is important for women to know their numbers regarding their heart health. (fox2now.com)
  • Dr. Toniya Singh is a cardiologist and a board member of the American Heart Association and she provided us with the list of numbers women should pay close attention to and be informed of by their doctors. (fox2now.com)
  • It`s time for all women to learn the most critical numbers in their life - their hearts depend on it. (fox2now.com)
  • Please, join me in raising money for the American Heart Association and let us, together, support those who are affected now and prevent those in the future from developing heart issues. (crowdrise.com)
  • Longtime PE teacher Sandra Lightfoot is helping students get active, build confidence, learn how their hearts work and raise money to keep other hearts working. (heart.org)
  • Fortune Magazine and Great Places to Work just named American Heart Association as one of the #BestWorkplaces in Health Care for the third year in a row! (glassdoor.com)
  • Jeanne Lenzer, writing in the British Medical Journa l(BMJ) this month, interviewed Dr. Stone who said: "When I was asked by NHLBI [National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute] to chair the [cholesterol] panel, I immediately severed ties with all industry connections prior to assuming my role as chair. (truthout.org)