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T he purpose of this report is to provide revised standards and guidelines for the exercise testing and training of individuals who are free from clinical manifestations of cardiovascular disease and those with known cardiovascular disease. These guidelines are intended for physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, specialists, technologists, and other(More)
PREAMBLE Medicine is experiencing an unprecedented focus on quantifying and improving health care quality. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have developed a multi-faceted strategy to facilitate the process of improving clinical care. The initial phase of this effort was to create clinical practice guidelines(More)
Guideline recommendations for the prehospital and early in-hospital (first 6-12 hrs after presentation) management of acute heart failure syndromes are lacking. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines direct the management of these acute heart failure patients, but specific consensus on(More)
AIMS Hyperkalaemia in heart failure patients limits use of cardioprotective renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi). Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9) is a selective potassium ion trap, whose mechanism of action may allow for potassium binding in the upper gastrointestinal tract as early as the duodenum following oral administration.(More)
The executive writing committee and expert panel members represent the following participating organizations and major cosponsors: the American Heart Association (L. *The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. †Representation(More)
The Ohio Solid Organ Transplantation Consortium (OSOTC) has a mission to ensure equitable access to transplant services to those most likely to benefit, regardless of personal resources. Patients are selected according to criteria established by the OSOTC, which are delineated in the Ohio Department of Health rule, and consistent with national criteria. The(More)
We evaluated 36 patients with cerebral ischemia and mitral valve prolapse and compared them with 36 age-matched controls with cerebral ischemia who had similar attributes but who did not have mitral valve prolapse. Stepwise logistic regression analysis revealed an inverse relation between cerebral ischemia in the presence of mitral valve prolapse and(More)
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