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 ...
Yes, all 40+ pages of the American Heart Associations scientific statement, published in 2011 (the most recent one - citation below), for leisure. Why? Triglycerides are that lipid component in our blood that we (or lets say I) are trained not to pay that much attention to, especially relati
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 ...
Each year, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) produces scientific statements and guidelines based on expert consensus in order to promote our mission of reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke. Our advocacy department translates these science-based documents into policy advocacy materials that shape our conversations with policy makers, our grassroots initiatives, our legislative and regulatory initiatives, and our media advocacy efforts. The AHA/ASA Policy Report, a new online publication, will be published bi-annually to highlight our priority issues and latest policy advocacy work.
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 ...
1. Hatzimouratidis K, Eardley I, Giuliano F et al. Guidelines on Male Sexual Dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. European Association of Urology (EAU). Eur Urol 2015; pii: S0302-2838(15)00516-3. Dostupné z WWW: ,http://uroweb.org/guideline/male-sexual-dysfunction,. Update 2015. 2. Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC (eds). Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Saunders Elsevier: Philadelphia 2011. ISBN 978-1416069119 3. Gavorník P. Angiológia 2 pre všeobecných praktických lekárov - Arteriológia. 1st ed. Vydavateľstvo Dr. Josef Raabe: Bratislava 2014. ISBN 978-80-8140-168-8. 4. Olin JW, Gornik HL, Bacharach JM et al. American Heart Association Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Functional Genomics and ...
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, V. K. et al. 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. In collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (National Institutes of Health). Circulation 118, 1080-1111 (2008 ...
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.
As part of World Stroke Day on Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is urging the public to sing a tune that could save lives. The F.A.S.T. Song helps people learn the most common warning signs of stroke and what to do if one occurs: If someone has a stroke near you, the F.A.S.T. song tells you what to do. The letter […] ...
The statement will be published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association. ###. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the associations science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at www.heart.org/corporatefunding.. Additional resources, including multimedia resources, are available in the right column of this link: http://newsroom.heart.org/news/people-with-congenital-heart-disease-need-physical-activity?preview=c1e35de6160870a2cb33091bd952e562. ...
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 ...
The EuroSciCon will be holding its 2nd EuroSciCon Conference on Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases May 23-24, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden. The theme of this years meeting is " An Insight into the Innovations Research & Scientific Advances in Cardiology " which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in cardiac diseases, prevention and treatment of cardiac abnormalities, new inventions in technology. World-leading health practitioners, clinicians, educators and researchers will present cutting-edge and practical clinical techniques based upon widely accepted evidence and will introduce new and emerging research.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Eligibility and Disqualification Recommendations for Competitive Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities. T2 - Task Force 3: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Other Cardiomyopathies, and Myocarditis: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. AU - on behalf of the American Heart Association Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology. AU - Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. AU - Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. AU - Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology. AU - American College of Cardiology. AU - Maron, Barry J.. AU - Udelson, James E.. AU - Bonow, Robert O.. AU - Nishimura, Rick A.. AU - Ackerman, Michael John. AU - Estes, N. A Mark. AU - Cooper, Leslie T Jr.. AU - Link, Mark S.. AU - Maron, Martin S.. PY - 2015/12/1. Y1 - 2015/12/1. KW - AHA Scientific Statements. KW - arrhythmogenic right ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
January 24-26. Gurmeen Kaur, MBBS. This year at ISC 2018 in Los Angeles, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association put together a new program called the Fellows in Training program (FIT). In addition to introducing attendees to the International Stroke Conference and the AHA/ASA, the workshop was meant to provide stroke fellows with tools and training that will benefit them in their professional career, as well as opportunities to interact with thought leaders and potential mentors in the national and international stroke community.. Around 50 fellows from vascular neurology programs around the country were a part of the workshop, which began with an introduction and several talks on how to identify your mission statement, good ways to present your data, and introducing changes in healthcare by understanding business, quality improvement and leadership models and roles. Day 1 also included a talk on how to build a practice and various practice models and their limitations. This ...
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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.
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 ...
CoxHealth has received numerous designations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our stroke services.
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]. ...