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New guidelines can improve treatment for severe heart attack patients
December 17, 2012

New guidelines can improve treatment for severe heart attack patients

Guidelines Highlights: New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe form of heart attack known as STEMI. Coronary intervention with balloon angioplasty and stents is the preferred treatment...
Social media may help fight childhood obesity
December 03, 2012

Social media may help fight childhood obesity

Statement Highlights: Social media may be an effective way to help children overcome obesity. Parental involvement and online interaction with counselors and peers led to greater success for overweight and obese children and teens in some...
November 15, 2012

The Measurement and Interpretation of the Ankle-Brachial Index: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Statement Highlights   Measuring the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a non-invasive way to diagnose peripheral artery disease and detect people at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. ABI is the ratio of the top number in a blood pressure...
September 24, 2012

Education, psychological support key for defibrillator patients

Statement highlight: Because depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are common among people with implanted cardioverter defibrillators, doctors and nurses should provide gender- and age-specific information on the potential...
Third universal definition of MI published
August 26, 2012

Third universal definition of MI published

Munich, Germany – August 25, 2012: An updated definition of myocardial infarction was presented at the ESC Congress today by Professor Kristian Thygesen (Denmark), co-chair of the document Task Force. The definition will be used to diagnose...
Researchers identify evidence-based public health interventions for policy makers
August 20, 2012

Researchers identify evidence-based public health interventions for policy makers

Statement Highlights: Researchers analyzed more than 1,000 scientific studies and identified the public health interventions with the strongest evidence for improving dietary habits, increasing physical activity and reducing smoking. Economic...
July 30, 2012

Children with heart defects need early evaluation for related disorders

Statement Highlights: Children born with a heart defect should receive early evaluation, prompt treatment and continued follow-up for related developmental disorders affecting brain function. For the first time, conditions have been identified that...
Updated AHA/ACCF guidelines for unstable angina include newest blood thinning drug
July 16, 2012

Updated AHA/ACCF guidelines for unstable angina include newest blood thinning drug

Statement Highlights: The blood-thinning drug ticagrelor is now considered equal to blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel for treating some patients who have a heart attack or chest pain. Aspirin remains the first line of therapy for patients...
Treatment guidelines updated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
May 03, 2012

Treatment guidelines updated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

Statement Highlights: Doctors should consider an immediate transfer for patients with a type of bleeding stroke to hospitals that treat at least 35 such cases a year. That’s one of the new recommendations in updated guidelines on treating...
Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Does the Evidence Support an Independent Association?
April 18, 2012

Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Does the Evidence Support an Independent Association?

UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012   Statement Highlights: There is no definitive evidence at the present time that proves gum disease causes heart disease or stroke, or treating gum disease reduces the risk of those diseases. Gum and heart disease share...
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