Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, Vascular Biology

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EPI | Lifestyle 2017 What We Learned

The program chair and vice chair for EPI|Lifestyle 2017 provide review some of the highlights of the science presented during the meeting in Portland, Ore.

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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease
03/29/2017 | Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute vasculitis of childhood
Bradycardia Guideline - Systematic Review Question for Stakeholder Feedback
03/13/2017 | Accepted March 13 through March 27, 2017 -- Bradycardia Guideline - Systematic Review Question for Stakeholder Feedback

Science from EPI | Lifestyle 2017

Featured Science from Fri., Mar. 10

Vascular basis for cognitive decline

Orthostatic Hypotension is Associated With 20-year Cognitive Decline and Incident Dementia: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Andreea Rawlings | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

RESULTS: Midlife orthostatic hypotension (OH) association with dementia and cognitive over the next 20 years raise questions for future study.


Olfactory Function and Neurocognitive Outcomes in Old Age: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS)
Priya Palta | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

RESULTS: Impaired sense of smell may be a marker of neurodegeneration.


Carotid Artery Stiffness and Decline in Cognitive Function Among Women With, or at Risk for, HIV Infection
Daniel Huck | Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein, Bronx, NY

RESULTS: Less carotid stiffness in these women was associated with slower cognitive decline.


Cardiovascular Health at Young and Middle Ages and Dementia in Older Age - The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study
Thanh-Huyen T Vu | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

RESULTS: Better cardiovascular health when young was associated with lower dementia risk later in life.

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Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, FAHA

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) contributes to the mission and objectives of the American Heart Association (AHA) through efforts in the fields of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. The council advances and coordinates research, addresses prevention, improves methods for diagnosis and treatment, and works actively with other organizations concerned with these issues. The council disseminates reliable information related to these fields through its annual conference, many awards and lectures, and the AHA's journal, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Steven R. Lentz, MD, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

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Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

The Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) seeks to integrate the academic and clinical missions of all interdisciplinary vascular health professionals in order to expand professional and public vascular education; to advance the basic science and clinical research and evidence based practice; and to thereby improve clinical outcomes of individuals with PVD.

Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease

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