Science News Commentaries

Intracranial Hemorrhage After Stroke Thrombolysis: More Questions Than Answers
11/02/2017 | Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS | Approximately, 40,000 stroke patients are treated with intravenous alteplase annually in the United States. Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH)
Eliminating Cardiovascular Health Disparities in African Americans: Are We Any C
10/23/2017 | Alanna A. Morris, MD, MSc, FHFSA | The release of Healthy People 2010 and the landmark Institute of Medicine report brought our attention to the importance of health disparities almost two decades ago.
Think outside the heart: Noncardiac complications and considerations in the adul
10/09/2017 | Leigh Christopher Reardon, MD, FACC | Tackling the big issues facing the adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) population continues to gain traction in a field that has now come of age.
Is the Age-Old Practice of Meditation a Good Complement to Comprehensive Patient
09/28/2017 | Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN | A national US survey reported that an estimated 8% of the general population surveyed had practiced meditation, and it
Bang for the Buck: Intensifying the Focus on Cardiogenic Shock in Order to Reduc
09/18/2017 | Neal S. Kleiman MD, FAHA | Care for patients with acute cardiac disease has been characterized by a vigorous focus on patients with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
Optimal Cardiovascular Health and a Healthy Brain
09/07/2017 | Joseph P Broderick, MD | Our brains represent who we are and, because we communicate with others via our brains, represent who we are as humanity. Thus, one can argue that optimal brain health
Self-Care: An Ounce of Prev to Promote or a Pound of Cure to Manage CV Health
08/31/2017 | Corrine Y. Jurgens, PhD, RN, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA, FAAN | Time is growing short to achieve the American Heart Association?s 2020 target "to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%" set in 2010.
Appropriately Timed AHA Statement on Methodological Standards on Systematic Revi
08/07/2017 | Farid Foroutan, HBSc and Ana Carolina Alba, MD, PhD | Evidence-based medicine requires the interpretation of best available evidence and its integration with patient?s values and physician?s judgment.
Looking Beyond DNA Sequence in Studies of Cardiovascular Disease
07/31/2017 | Chen Yao and Daniel Levy | Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death around the globe, is caused by interactions of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
Importance of Translational Research in Atherosclerosis - Crosslinking Studies
07/20/2017 | Yoshihiro Kokubo, MD, PhD, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FESO | Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most important public health problem worldwide.
Improving Cardiovascular Health Through AHA Funded Research
07/06/2017 | Steven D. Barger, Ph.D. | Research funding at the American Heart Association (AHA) supports basic and applied research to improve cardiovascular health
Update on Brain AVMs: Despite New Data, Questions Still Unanswered
06/22/2017 | Brian L. Hoh, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS | First, in any discussion of brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs), one would be remiss not to acknowledge our departed colleague, Dr. William Young, who contributed so greatly to our knowledge of this disease.
Sharpening the Focus on Therapeutic Patient Education and Self-management
06/19/2017 | Elaine E. Steinke, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, FAHA, FAAN | Patient education has been a prime focus of clinicians for many years, yet patients may not follow the advice provided
Trimming the Fat on Diet Recommendations for a Healthy Heart: Emphasis on Eating
06/15/2017 | Tracy Severson, RD, LD, and Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD | In an era inundated with health information ? an online search for ?heart-healthy foods? yields almost 50 million hits, one assumes not all backed by science ? it is imperative that
Frustrated by Fatigue: Stroke Survivors Deserve Action Now!
05/25/2017 | N. Jennifer Klinedinst, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, FAHA | Poststroke fatigue is defined by Lynch and colleagues as a sense of fatigue, or a lack of energy, or an increased