Science News Commentaries

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Making strides, long journey ahead!
02/22/2018 | Authors: Roxana Mehran, MD, FAHA, MSCAI, FACC, FESC and Birgit Vogel, MD | Although the first case of spontaneous coronary dissection (SCAD) was documented at autopsy in 1931, most of the evidence currently available has been generated within the last five years. Despite the increasing scientific efforts on this topic, the disease is still poorly understood.
Don't Break My Heart - An AHA Statement on Breast Cancer and CVD
02/01/2018 | Author: Joerg Herrmann, MD | This American Heart Association Scientific Statement may come as a surprise, but written almost exclusively by women for women, it is an important and timely contribution. Most women in the U.S. and worldwide would not connect these 2 disease entities and have drastically different opinions of them.
Future Directions in Cardiovascular Disease Modeling
01/12/2018 | Matthew W. Ellis, BS and Yibing Qyang, PhD | Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide, indicating the continued need for basic science research into disease mechanisms and the development of therapeutics.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: Addressing Health Disparities through Prevention
12/18/2017 | Krista M. Perreira, PhD and Linda C. Gallo, PhD | Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with a variety of poor health behaviors and deleterious health outcomes including cardiometabolic disorders and cancer.
"Quality" in Cardiovascular Imaging – Getting to the Heart of the Meaning
12/14/2017 | David Neville Levin, MD, FRCPC, MSc, BESc (Mech) and Dallas Duncan, MD, BSc, MHSc, FRCPC | In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Quality of Health Care in America published "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century".
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.