AHA Issues New Products
The following new products for the public and the healthcare professional are available through your local American Heart Association.
ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease. The guidelines attempt to deal with general issues of management of patients with heart valve disorders, such as evaluation of patients with heart murmurs, prevention and treatment of endocarditis, management of valve disease in pregnancy, and management of patients with concomitant coronary artery disease (CSD), as well as the more specialized issues that pertain to specific valve lesions. Product code 71-0153.
ACC/AHA Recommendations for the Use of Sildenafil (Viagra) in the Patient with Cardiovascular Disease. This is a joint statement from ACC/AHA that describes actions of Sildenafil (Viagra) in patients with heart disease, and particularly its interaction with other medications, especially nitroglycerin, which have produced serious complications. It provides information for healthcare providers for preventing complications as well as treating them if and when they occur. Product code 71-0156.
American Stroke Association Information Brochure. The American Stroke Association’s “Who We Are… ” brochure explains the impact of stroke in the United States and how the American Heart Association is meeting that challenge. It describes some of the AHA’s most successful stroke programs, resources, and services. In addition, it explains why stroke is a medical emergency and lists the warning signs. Product code 50-0030.
An Eating Plan for Healthy Americans - American Heart Association Diet. The AHA Diet has been updated with all new illustrations and a 3-color cover. The text has been updated to include an emphasis on maintaining a balance of caloric intake and physical activity. Information on how a healthy diet can indirectly reduce the risk of stroke has already been included. Food selections have been updated to include more lean meat selections (buffalo, emu, and ostrich). Shopping and food preparation tips have also been enhanced. Product code 51-2015 (replaces 51-2000).
Antioxidant Consumption and Risk of Heart Disease. This report provides a brief overview of evidence concerning a role for dietary antioxidants in disease prevention, with emphasis on studies in human populations, and describes a number of issues that should be resolved before making recommendations regarding the prophylactic use of antioxidant supplements. Product code 71-0158.
Cardiovascular Monitoring of Children and Adolescents Receiving Psychotropic Drugs. This paper is a review of the drug effects on the ECG, cardiovascular effects of the commonly used psychotropic medications in children and adolescents, a summary of potentially dangerous drug interactions, and recommendations for cardiovascular monitoring. Product code 71-0159.
Clinician’s Guide to Fighting Cardiovascular Disease in Women. This guide contains statistics and information concerning medical care received by female versus male patients when presenting symptoms. It identifies risks, warning signs, secondary prevention guidelines, primary prevention guidelines, and provides resources for physicians on how they can get more information. Product code 64-1057.
Diagnosis of Genetically Transmitted Cardiovascular Diseases. This paper focuses on three genetic cardiovascular diseases: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Marfan syndrome, and long QT syndrome. The paper analyzes relevant laboratory and clinical data in patients with the genetic diagnosis. For each disease, the clinical diagnosis and molecular diagnosis is discussed. Conclusions are made regarding the feasibility of genetic testing for each of these conditions at the current time. Future considerations for molecular diagnosis and ethical considerations are also addressed. Product code 71-0151.
Fact Sheet on Heart Attack, Stroke, & Risk Factors. This redesigned, 4-page booklet explains how the heart works and provides current data on heart attack, stroke, and other major cardiovascular diseases. It also contains information on risk factors, warning signs, treatments, and CV statistics. Product code 55-0528.
Feeding Infants with Congenital Heart Disease. This booklet provides an explanation of possible factors that might interfere with infant growth. Included are feeding techniques and foods that will boost calorie intake and weight gain in infants with congenital heart disease. Product code 50-1091.
Guidelines for the Management of Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. Intracerebral hemorrhage is the most feared complication of thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke or myocardial infarction. Management of intracerebral hemorrhage is becoming increasingly important. This guideline was developed to provide an update on management and to provide advice on optimal treatment. Product code 71-0161.
Homocysteine, Diet, and Cardiovascular Diseases. This nutrition statement provides information on the metabolism of homocysteine and the role of dietary constituents such as folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 in the regulation of homocysteine metabolism. Information on the role of homocysteine in coronary, cerebral, and peripheral arterial diseases is summarized. It also includes recommendations related to dietary guidance with regard to homocysteine and cardiovascular disease. Product code 71-0157.
How to Read the Food Label. This brochure includes new information about health claims on food labels, information about soluble fiber, and the instructions on how to read food labels. Product code 51-2016.
How to Read the Food Label (Spanish). This brochure includes new information about health claims on food labels, information about soluble fiber, and the instructions on how to read food labels. Product code 51-2017.
If Your Child has a Congenital Heart Defect. This brochure will provide parents with answers to frequently asked questions regarding congenital heart defects. A new diagram and discussion of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and the June 1997 Bacterial Endocarditis Wallet Card are also included. Product code 50-5001 (replaces 50-1143).
Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis and Its Complications. This manuscript reviews and updates the current literature with respect to diagnostic challenges and strategies, difficult therapeutic situations, and management choices in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). The paper is divided into 2 major sections - diagnosis and management. This manuscript is meant to be a companion to the earlier paper published by this writing group that addressed the treatment of IE due to more commonly encountered organisms – viridans streptococci, enterococci, other streptococci, staphylococci, and HACEK microorganisms (JAMA. 1995;274:1706–1713). Product code 71-0155.
Inquiries Guide 1999. The 1999 Inquiries Guide has been updated to include new topics and includes an updated Resource Referral List with Website addresses. It also contains pronunciations for key words, information for customers, suggests AHA publications to send, and where to look for additional information. Product code 31-0094 (replaces 31-0091).
Obesity: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease. This report briefly summarizes the proceedings of the AHA conference, “Obesity: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease,” held on May 22–24, 1998, in Amelia Island, Florida. Product code 71-0152.
Protecting Hearts Saving Lives. This brochure educates African-Americans on the seriousness of heart disease and stroke and the related risk factors. It encourages healthy lifestyle changes that can reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Product code 64-1078.
Recipes for Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Meals. This updated publication includes new recipes from the American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, new, colorful illustrations, and a new size. Product code 50-1161.
Scientific Statement: Resuscitation of the Newly Born Infant: An Advisory Statement From the Pediatric Working Group of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. This statement will be an advisory statement to Resuscitation Councils in the areas of guideline development for the newly born infant concentrating on advanced life support (ALS) guidelines for resuscitation of babies at birth. Product code 71-0162.
What’s Your Risk of Brain Attack? (Spanish) This 6-page booklet contains facts about stroke and a user-friendly risk assessment that does not require the assistance from a healthcare professional. Product code 50-1171.
NHLBI Announces Availability of Supplements for Embryonic Cryopreservation of Rats for Hypertension Research
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has announced the availability of supplemental funds to cryopreserve embryos of phenotypically and genotypically well-defined unique rat strains used in hypertension research. This effort is being undertaken to preserve valuable rat strains for future research.
Supplements are available for existing regular research projects (R01), MERIT (R37), and program project (PO1) grants supported by the NHLBI, with at least 2 years remaining at the time the supplement is awarded. Applications will be reviewed for uniqueness of phenotype and genotype and to evaluate overall strategies for cryopreservation and plans for dissemination of embryos. Additional information is available at the Website and from Winnie Barouch, PhD, Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, NHLBI/NIH, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10193, Bethesda, MD 20892-7956. Tel 301-435-0560. Fax 301-480-2849. E-mail Winnie_Barouch@nih.gov
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