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ASPC Debate 2017 PRO

Seth Martin, MD argues the PRO position on the ASPC Debate 2017 question: Is precision medicine compatible with public health?

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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
Functional Capacity as a Principal End Point for Therapies Older Adults with CVD
03/23/2017 | Adults are living longer lives, many with cardiovascular (CV) disease, and surviving to very old age.

Science from EPI | Lifestyle 2017

Featured Science from Tue., Mar.

Poster Session 1: Aging and Elderly


Obesity Status in Younger Age, 39-year Weight Change and Physical Performance in Older Age: the Chicago Healthy Aging Study (CHAS)
Thanh-Huyen T Vu | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

RESULTS: Physical performance in older age is impacted by obesity and weight gain when younger.


Three Biological Age Estimates May Capture Distinct Aspects of Aging
Joanne M Murabito | Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

RESULTS: Biological age biomarkers may predict age-related disease risk.

Poster Session 1: Global Health


Association Between Socioeconomic Position and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: The Solan Surveillance Study
Anubha Agarwal | Duke University, Durham, NC

RESULTS: In rural India, better socioeconomic position was associated with more cardiovascular risk factors.

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.

Scientific Sessions 2017

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 11-15
Exhibits: Nov. 12-14
ReSuscitation Science Symposium: Nov. 11-12
Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Symposium: Nov. 14-15

Anaheim, California

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Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

The purpose of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD) is to achieve the objectives of the American Heart Association (AHA) in the field of clinical cardiology, to promote excellence in clinical care and to foster the professional development and education of clinical cardiologists. Through council-sponsored symposia, panels and scientific conferences, members can access new developments in the field and interpret and promote clinical cardiology to professional and lay audiences.

Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Chair, Council on Clinical Cardiology

Scientific Sessions       Circulation       CLCD Council Awards

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) is to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of knowledge to promote and improve overall cardiovascular health. Our efforts focus on contributing nursing’s biopsychosocial expertise to American Heart Association's (AHA) global agenda to promote ideal cardiovascular health, quality of life, and heart healthy lifestyles and environments.

Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Scientific Sessions      International Stroke Conference       Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing       CVSN Council Awards