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¿Qué es una guía de práctica clínica y cómo se elabora?

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Para determinar cómo darle el mejor tratamiento a un paciente, los proveedores de servicios de salud habitualmente consultan documentos llamados guías de práctica clínica.

Ocasionalmente –como se espera que ocurra el lunes, cuando se presentarán la nueva guía de práctica clínica para tratar la […]

AHA releases principles to address challenges faced by patients related to accessibility and affordability of drugs

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Drugs are getting more expensive, threatening the affordability and accessibility of much-needed therapies for patients, a new report says.

An American Heart Association presidential advisory issued Thursday said the current and projected costs of drugs and biologics have raised serious concerns among policymakers, health care providers, […]

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Global experts discuss studies linking heart health and brain health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The critical link between heart health and brain health — and the need for a strong public health message about it — is on the international stage this week, as health leaders gather in Geneva for the 68th annual World Health Assembly.

A Tuesday event during the weeklong meeting examined recent […]

AHA president donates ECG that belonged to American Heart Association co-founder

“Have you ever heard of Paul Dudley White?” asked an atrial fibrillation patient being treated by American Heart Association President Elliott Antman, M.D. Dr. White is lionized as a pioneering heart specialist.

He was the famous doctor who once cared for President Dwight Eisenhower after a heart attack and was […]

Clinical trial results could be made public

A proposal to open the results of clinical trials to the public is an encouraging move toward transparency, but the American Heart Association President cautions that how that information is shared and how patients and clinicians are protected from mistakes should be a key part of any change.

The Department […]

Secret to former VP Cheney’s success fighting heart disease? Being a good patient

Dick Cheney has been vice president of the United States and Secretary of Defense. He’s been a member of Congress and CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
He wouldn’t have been able to do any of it if not for another role in which he’s excelled: patient.

From the first indication […]

Antman urges innovation to harness technology, big data

Scientific researchers and healthcare professionals must transform emerging technology and big data into innovative ways to help patients, American Heart Association President Elliott Antman, MD, FAHA, said Sunday during his Presidential Address at Scientific Sessions.

Antman cited several examples of groundbreaking science that are already putting technological and innovative advances […]

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Federal database is missing about $1.1 billion worth of payments

A new federal database meant to increase financial transparency between the drug and device industry isn’t quite so transparent yet. The system is missing $1.1 billion worth of payments.

At least 9,000 payments had been formally disputed by doctors or hospitals before the launch this fall. So, they were not […]

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Antman addressing cardiology meeting in China

American Heart Association President Elliot Antman, M.D. is heading to Beijing, China, to participate in the annual Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology.

The conference will be held Oct. 16- 19 at the China National Convention Center.

As an invited speaker, Dr. Antman will chair and lecture in a joint AHA/GW-ICC session […]

Progress against heart disease, stroke reflected in latest statistics

New government statistics show a decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, continuing a promising trend in the fight against two of the nation’s leading causes of death.

The stroke death rate fell 2.6 percent and the heart disease death rate dropped 1.8 percent in 2012, the most current […]