Search Tag: AHA

Executive Health Management

Promoting Healthy Lifestyle to Combat Non-communicable Disease

2015 09 Jul

Leading experts in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart problems, diabetes and cancer, through healthy lifestyle initiatives. They say that identifying the enormous burden caused by NCDs is not enough and call for a "paradigm shift"... Read more

ICU Management

Statement from Penumbra, Inc. Regarding AHA/ASA Guidelines on Acute Ischemic Stroke

2015 29 Jun

Guidelines Confirm the Benefit of Endovascular Treatment--Penumbra, Inc., a global interventional therapies company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices, including those used in endovascular stroke therapy, issued the following statement from Adam Elsesser, chairman and chief executive officer, regarding the new... Read more

Executive Health Management

Rick Pollack Named President and CEO of the American Hospital Association

2015 05 May

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Rick Pollack as the next president and CEO, to succeed Richard J. Umbdenstock, who retires at the end of 2015.Pollack has served since 1991 as AHA’s executive vice president for advocacy and public policy responsible for the development, implementation and management... Read more

IT Management

Can Advanced EMRs Make Patient Care Safer?

2014 28 Nov

Patient safety is one of the foremost challenges in US healthcare, affecting hundreds of thousands of patients and costing tens of billions of dollars every year. According to the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System", 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year in US hospitals from preventable medical... Read more

Cardiology Management

AHA to Clinicians: Know the Radiation Risks of Heart Imaging

2014 01 Oct

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new scientific statement stressing the importance of clinicians to understand the risks of heart imaging involving radiation and to discuss these with patients before ordering such tests. The advisory came out amidst increasing reliance on the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat patients with... Read more

Cardiology Management

Zoom On: Nancy Brown - CEO American Heart Association

2014 11 Aug

Nancy Brown is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA), the oldest and largest voluntary health organisation dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke.  Brown is the first woman CEO in the history of AHA. She has been holding this position since 2009. Brown has a Bachelor of Science degree in... Read more

Cardiology Management

FFR and IVUS-Guided PCI vs Standard PCI

2014 11 Aug

According to a new observational study, the use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) or intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during PCI does not improve long-term mortality when compared with standard angiography-guided PCI. The study findings are based on the analysis of 41,688 patients that were included in the Pan-London (UK) PCI Registry with stable angina... Read more

Cardiology Management

Beta-Blockers: No Improved Outcomes for Heart Bypass Patients

2014 18 Jun

A new retrospective analysis of patient data suggests that the preoperative use of beta-blockers does not improve outcomes for all patients who undergo nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Patients who had not experienced a heart attack in the three weeks prior to surgery, and who did not exhibit other high-risk symptoms, had... Read more

Cardiology Management

AHA Study: End-Of-Life Care Discussion Still Uncommon

2014 06 Jun

Though recommended by the American Heart Association, it appears that the subject of death is still not a common topic of discussion with only 12 percent of healthcare providers reporting having routine annual conversations about end-of-life care with their heart failure patients.Findings from a survey completed by close to 100 physicians, nurse practitioners... Read more

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