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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) affects more than 16 million Americans.
- The lifetime risk of developing CHD after age 40 is 49 percent for men and 32 percent for women.
- CHD caused about one of every six deaths in the United States in 2007,
- About 47 percent of the decrease in CHD deaths between 1980 and 2000 is attributable to treatments, including:
- Secondary preventive therapies after myocardial infarction (MI) or revascularization (11 percent)
- Initial treatments for acute MI or unstable angina (10 percent)
- Treatments for heart failure (9 percent)
- Revascularization for chronic angina (5 percent)
- Other therapies (12 percent), including antihypertensive and lipid-lowering primary prevention therapies
On behalf of the ATVB Council, I welcome you to the 2011 ATVB Annual Spring Meeting. This is the 12th rendition of this meeting that was inaugurated in 2000 with 500 attendees and about 300 abstracts. Last year in San Francisco, attendance topped 1,100 and more than 700 abstracts were submitted. Drs. Robert Hegele and Murray Huff served as program chairs for the 2010 meeting in San Francisco, and have done a great job in organizing the 2011 meeting. There is ample opportunity for learning state-of-the-art science in our areas of emphasis including arteriosclerosis, lipid and lipoprotein biology, thrombosis, vascular biology and peripheral vascular disease. Continue reading...
Edward F. Plow, PhD
Chair, ATVB Leadership Council
ATVB 2011 Scientific Sessions | April 28-30, 2011 | The Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Ill.