Top Advances in CVD and Stroke



Research advances in CV

2011
  1. Lifestyle factors make a difference
  2. New treatments for valve replacement and repair
  3. Regeneration of heart muscle
  4. Genetic and molecular pathways in those susceptible to heart disease
  5. The genetics of high blood pressure
  6. Role of CT angiography in management of chest pain
  7. Human metabolic individuality
  8. Rapid treatment of ST-elevation heart attacks
  9. Variability in the use of complex and high-cost technology
  10. Advances in research on surgery for congenital heart disease
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2010

  1. Tailoring treatment for people with diabetes to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
  2. New advances for patients who aren't candidates for conventional valve surgery
  3. Improving the way we reverse sudden cardiac arrest
  4. More options for reducing stroke risk in atrial fibrillation
  5. Adjusting pacing therapies can improve outcomes for heart failure patients
  6. Hopeful new procedure for infants with congenital heart disease
  7. Finding the right anti-clotting (anti-platelet) therapy
  8. Basic science findings offer insight into future progress
  9. Using science to support healthy lifestyle behaviors
  10. Get With The Guidelines participation eliminates disparity gaps in care
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Research advances in Stroke

2011
  1. Genetic variants influence risk of stroke
  2. Risk of atrial fibrillation, a major risk factor for stroke
  3. Assessment of one medication to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation
  4. Aggressive medical therapy trumps stenting for patients with narrowing of arteries within the brain
  5. New medical options are tested and approved for preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation
  6. Recovery and rehabilitation
  7. Benefits of improving door to needle time in Stroke Centers
  8. Treatment of brain aneurysms to prevent hemorrhagic strokes
  9. The role of traditional risk factors in causing disparities
  10. Defining treatment options for patients with carotid narrowings but no symptoms
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2010

  1. "Time is brain":  Clot-dissolving treatment for acute ischemic stroke found beneficial in the first 4.5 hours after onset, potentially harmful later
  2. New mechanism of emboli clearance from the brain vasculature discovered
  3. Carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting directly compared
  4. Million person milestone, emerging research shows quality initiative improve outcomes
  5. International study identifies the ten major risk factors for stroke
  6. Ultrasound detection of silent emboli identifies patients at high risk of stroke
  7. Robot-assisted therapy beneficial for long-term arm impairment after stroke
  8. Genetic findings important in understanding, treating aneurysms
  9. Lowering blood pressure early reduces brain hemorrhage growth
  10. Physical activity, even moderate in degree, reduces stroke risk
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