Search Tag: American Heart Association

Executive Health Management

The Sex and Gender Influence on Hypertension

2019 02 Oct

Despite underlying physiological differences and a different set of risk factors, diagnosis, management, and treatment strategies for hypertension do not account for sex and gender variances. Evidence-based guidelines for hypertension treatment from clinical trials are similar between males and females; however, most of these trials do not... Read more

ICU Management

Masimo Announces Pathway™ For The Root® Patient Monitoring And Connectivity Platform

2019 04 Sep

Masimo  today announced Pathway™, a feature for the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform . Pathway provides clinicians with a way to visualize a hospital’s recommended resuscitation protocol for a newborn’s oxygen saturation (SpO2) while continuously monitoring SpO2 and pulse rate (PR) during the first ten minutes after birth. Use of... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2019: Quo Vadis?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.   Introduction   Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in... Read more

Cardiology Management

10 take-home messages for the management of bradycardia - new guidelines

2018 08 Nov

The  American College of Cardiology,  the  American Heart Association , and the  Heart Rhythm Society  have just released new guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction disorders.   Bradycardia, defined as a heart rate of less than 50 beats a minute, can limit the amount of blood and oxygen... Read more

Cardiology Management

American Heart Association: Eating fish twice a week is good for the heart

2018 22 May

The American Heart Association has released a new scientific advisory reaffirming AHA's recommendation to eat fish – especially those rich in omega-3 fatty acids – twice a week. Eating two 3.5-ounce servings of non-fried fish every week can help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and ischaemic stroke. The advisory... Read more

Cardiology Management

American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines

2017 13 Apr

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has launched its Get With The Guidelines in the U.A.E. This is the first region outside the U.S. that will be implementing this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. See Also : AHA's Collaborative Platform on Cardiovascular Disease The programme is believed to benefit... Read more

ICU Management

Streamlining Faster Care for Stroke Patients

2017 04 Apr

For stroke patients, getting the right treatment fast is important. A new protocol, developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, aims to ensure that stroke patients are brought to "the right facility to get the right therapy in the right amount of time." The new Severity-based Stroke Triage Algorithm for emergency medical... Read more

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... Read more

Cardiology Management

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... 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