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Cardiology Management

AHA, Amazon Precision Medicine Initiative

2016 12 Jul

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) formed a partnership to use cloud technology to discover advanced in cardiovascular science and medicine. The collaboration, which was announced July 7, is part of the AHA’s Institute for Cardiovascular Medicine. The AHA will invest $30 million in the next five years to launch the institute,... Read more

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Heart Attacks in Women: Statement from American Heart Association

2016 26 Jan

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in American women. A new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation states that women's heart attacks may have different causes, symptoms and outcomes as compared to men. The statement is the first of its kind from the American Heart Association on heart... Read more

IT Management

Health Exams Alter With New Device

2015 16 Nov

A new smartphone-based device known as HeartBuds is just as effective as traditional stethoscopes and better than a disposable model in identifying heart murmurs and other vital sounds during patient exams, according to new research from Orlando Health. The findings were presented at The American Heart Association's 2015 Scientific Sessions held in... Read more

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'Life's Simple 7' Programme Reduces Risk of Heart Failure

2015 21 Sep

According to current estimates, one in four middle-aged adults who live to age 85 will develop heart failure. Health experts advocate intervention programmes to improve lifestyles but the question is: do these lifestyle change interventions really work? Investigators in U.S. and Taiwan evaluated  independent programmes designed to reduce cardiovascular... Read more

IT Management

mHealth No Support for Hearts

2015 21 Aug

The American Heart Association has issued a report highlighting the need for more evaluative studies on the effectiveness of mobile health technologies — including mHealth apps and wearables — for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke.The report, "Current Science on Consumer Use of Mobile Health for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - A... Read more

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AHA Recommends Stent Retrieval for Select Stroke Patients

2015 01 Jul

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended the use of a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots that obstruct the large arteries from supplying blood to the brain. This is the first time such a recommendation has been made by AHA and the update has been published in the journal Stroke. Initial treatment... Read more

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Cardiac Telemetry Overuse

2015 22 Jun

According to a single-centre study conducted by Andrew Doorey, MD, Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del and colleagues, reducing the use of cardiac telemetry outside the ICU is unlikely to miss treatment-changing or life-threatening arrhythmias (LTA). Details are published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study was conducted based on the premise... Read more

Executive Health Management

Elite Award For Comprehensive Stroke Care at Ben Taub Hospital

2015 01 Apr

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have recognised Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital for its success in providing care for acute ischaemic strokes. The Houston-area hospital was awarded the Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award for achieving a minimum of 85 percent adherence... Read more

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Clinical Calculators Over-estimate Risk of Heart Attack

2015 23 Feb

According to results of a study by investigators at John Hopkins and other institutions, most risk calculators used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack overestimate its likelihood. The new findings appear in Annals of Internal Medicine and suggest that four of the five widely used clinical calculators considerably... Read more

IT Management

Guideline-Inclusive Electronic Ordering System Reduces Telemetry Overuse

2014 22 Sep

By integrating the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) guidelines into its electronic ordering system, the Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del., was able to reduce its use of telemetry (monitoring to detect irregular heartbeats) by 70 percent. According to the AHA recommendations, non-intensive care unit cardiac telemetry patients should... Read more


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