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Mary Beth Nierengarten
Physicians' role in work-based health programs
In a presentation, Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, highlighted key findings of the AHA’s CEO Roundtable conducted to learn more about the state of workplace health and employee perceptions in the United States.
Mobile health reduces CVD risk behaviors
An American Heart Association Scientific Statement about the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of using mobile health technologies to reduce CVD risk behaviors was the cornerstone of the presentation of Lora E. Burke, PhD at the AHA meeting.
Does the burden of atrial fibrillation matter?
In a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Peter Zimetbaum, MD spoke on the burden of atrial fibrillation and the association with a risk of stroke in AF patients.
Family effects on cardiovascular disease evident
In her presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Laura L. Hayman, PhD spoke family history of cardiovascular disease and family interventions in lifestyle management to improve heart health.
Reducing heart failure readmissions at 30 days
"Prevention of heart failure readmissions begins with effective in-hospital treatment and efficient care transitions," says Akshay S. Desai, MD in a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference meeting.
Management of HBP in the elderly needs individualization
In her presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Nanette K. Wenger, MD, spoke about management of high blood pressure in the elderly. Wenger showed case studies to illustrate variations of blood pressure among elderly patients and how to manage them.
Improving quality-of-life in patients with atrial fibrillation
Clinical nurse researcher Pamela J. McCabe, PhD, presented information about the improvement of health-related quality of life care for patients with atrial fibrillation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference.
How to identify AF patients at low stroke risk
In a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Daniel E. Singer, MD, spoke about identifying patients with an increased bleeding risk with the long-term use of oral anticoagulants and whether or not there is a benefit in those cases.
Anticoagulation in AF: More than just a risk score?
At the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Daniel E. Singer, MD, spoke about the current shortcomings of atrial fibrillation guidelines that use the CHADS-VASc score.
Team-based approach to manage heart failure can reduce readmissions
In a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Kim Newline, RN spoke on how healthcare providers, with various strengths, in and out of a hospital can help prevent unnecessary readmissions.

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