Science News : WCC 2012 : Thursday

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Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012
Science News from the World Heart Federation's World Congress on Cardiology
WCC 2012  |  Apr. 18-21, 2012  |  Dubai

Video: Rheumatic Fever Around the World
Kathryn A. Taubert, PhD, FAHA, Michael Gewitz, MD, Larry Baddour, MD, and Craig Sable, MD provide an overview of the Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease Programming to be presented at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai in 2012.

WCC 2012 Oral Abstracts in Circulation 

WCC 2012 Poster Abstracts in Circulation

Innovations in Treatment of Aortic Valve disease
wcc12_pslides_grimaldi-5Clinical outcome in octogenarians following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for symptomatic aortic stenosis. A 12-month follow-up 
Antonio Grimaldi, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Presentation slides  |  Abstract
Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease around the world   
wcc12_pslides_xavier-8INSPIRE: Methods and preliminary results of a large stroke registry from India
Denis Xavier, MD, St. John's Medical College and Research Institute, Banglaore, India
Presentation slides  |  Abstract
Psychological Factors and cardiovascular diseases  
wcc12_abstract_PogosovaDepressive and mixed anxiety-depressive symptoms predict fatal and nonfatal end-points in arterial hypertension and coronary heart disease patients 
Nana Pogosova, National Research Center for Preventive Medicine, Moscow, Russian Federation
Adult Congenital Heart disease   
wcc12_abstract_Hamid-1Transcatheter interventions for multiple lesions in adults with congenital heart disease  
Tahir Hamid, M.R.C.P, Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, University of Central Manchester NHS foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom

Related Statistics:
  • On average, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.
  • Of all strokes, 87% are ischemic and 10% are intracerebral hemorrhagic strokes, whereas 3% are subarachnoid hemorrhage strokes.
  • Approximately 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% of those who have a first stroke, and 74% of those who have heart failure have blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg.
  • Hypertension is associated with shorter overall life expectancy, shorter life expectancy free of CVD, and more years lived with CVD.
  • Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update


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