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This guideline contains hyperlinks to recommendations and supporting text that have been updated by the “2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Updating the 2006 Guideline)” (Circulation. 2011;123:104–123; doi:10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181fa3cf4) and the “2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update on the Management of(More)
WRITING COMMITTEE MEMBERS* Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair†; Frederick G. Kushner, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, Vice Chair*†; Deborah D. Ascheim, MD, FACC†; Donald E. Casey, Jr, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FAHA‡; Mina K. Chung, MD, FACC, FAHA*†; James A. de Lemos, MD, FACC†; Steven M. Ettinger, MD, FACC*§; James C. Fang, MD, FACC, FAHA†; Francis M. Fesmire, MD,(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome characterized by high mortality, frequent hospitalization, reduced quality of life, and a complex therapeutic regimen. Knowledge about HF is accumulating so rapidly that individual clinicians may be unable to readily and adequately synthesize new information into effective strategies of care for patients with this syndrome.(More)
ACCF/AHA TAsk ForCe MeMbers Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair-elect; Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNs, CCrN; biykem bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA; ralph G. brindis, MD, MPH, MACC; Lesley H. Curtis, PhD; David DeMets, PhD; robert A. Guyton, MD, FACC; Judith s. Hochman, MD, FACC, FAHA; richard J. kovacs, MD,(More)
(Circulation. 2014;129[suppl 2]:S102-S138) © 2013 the expert Panel Members. Circulation is published on behalf of the American heart Association, Inc., by Wolters Kluwer; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is published on behalf of the American College of Cardiology Foundation by elsevier Inc.; Obesity is published on behalf of the obesity(More)
CONTEXT The association between systolic blood pressure (SBP) at admission, clinical characteristics, and outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure who have reduced or relatively preserved systolic function has not been well studied. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between SBP at admission, clinical profile, and outcomes in patients(More)
CONTEXT Assessment of quality of care in heart failure has focused on the development and use of process-based performance measures, with the presumption that these processes are associated with improved clinical outcomes. However, this link remains largely untested. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between current American College of(More)
2011 WRITING GROUP MEMBERS L. Samuel Wann, MD, MACC, FAHA*, Chair; Anne B. Curtis, MD, FACC, FAHA*†; Craig T. January, MD, PhD, FACC*†; Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FACC, FHRS†‡; James E. Lowe, MD, FACC*; N.A. Mark Estes III, MD, FACC, FHRS§; Richard L. Page, MD, FACC, FHRS†‡; Michael D. Ezekowitz, MB, ChB, FACC*; David J. Slotwiner, MD, FACC‡; Warren M.(More)