Navigation Links
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute creates national network to study cardiovascular disease
Date:11/28/2007

November 28, 2007 (Oakland, CA) The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has provided $7.5 million over the next five years to establish a collaborative Cardiovascular Research Network, a national resource that will leverage the collective cardiovascular expertise, diverse community-based study populations and rich electronic data systems within Kaiser Permanente and eight other health plans in the HMO Research Network to better study the epidemiology, prevention, management and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases.

"This is the first research network that will be able to follow patients longitudinally - their care, medications, hospitalizations and vital status - which can directly lead to improvements in care delivery and patient outcomes, said Dr. John Rumsfeld, Chief Science Officer for the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registries. The combination of working with existing American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association clinical registries to follow patients' care and outcomes over time, as well as creating new registries where they dont already exist, is very powerful."

Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, it remains the leading cause of death and disability in the United States and one of the fastest rising causes of death and disability in the world. Led by Kaiser Permanente Division of Research investigator Alan S. Go, MD, the new CVRN network will initially conduct three core research projects over the next five years: 1) hypertension recognition, treatment and control 2) quality of care and outcomes of the blood thinner, warfarin, for atrial fibrillation and blood clots 3) and the use and outcomes of implantable cardiac defibrillators.

The goal of our collaborative network is to set up a structure and organize our research expertise to more rapidly study emerging cardiovascular research questions and to facilitate productive collaborations with other researchers and organizations that ultimately maximize the delivery of appropriate care and optimize outcomes for those with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, said Alan S. Go, MD, a senior investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research who is the CVRN Principal Investigator.

The CVRN will leverage expertise, populations, and data resources from a consortium of 14 geographically diverse health plans in the United States with integrated research divisions. Collectively, this represents more than 7 million health plan members and several hundred doctoral level investigators, clinical researchers and support people.

"The goal of the CVRN is to increase knowledge about cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment in the context of community-based health care delivery, an environment in which most clinical and preventive care is delivered," said NHLBI Director Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. "Through the collaboration of several health plans across the United States, this research network will help us understand the integration of scientific advances into clinical practice."'


'/>"/>

Contact: Danielle Cass
danielle.x.cass@kp.org
510-267-5354
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... , ... February is American Heart Month sponsored by The American Heart Association. ... cardiovascular health for themselves, their families and their communities. , Heart disease is ... deaths are caused by heart disease. Nearly half of all Americans have at least ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... Roxanna Cross will ... at the 11th Annual RISE Nashville Summit. RISE Nashville is the healthcare industry’s ... engagement strategies. , The discussion will include best practices for accurate identification and ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Robert E. Burke, MD, PhD, had a successful ... upbringing and life experiences could have led him down a much different path. , ... of Parenting, Perseverance and Pediatrics,” Dr. Burke shares a personal account of the tribulations ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Elisa Guajardo Carothers is not your typical author. She went from working ... nun. Now, she writes about God, when she isn’t swimming as a performing mermaid. , ... is BS! (Before Satan),” she offers a comedic look at the dysfunctions of God’s family, ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. – Peer-reviewed guidelines from ... scientific studies, the Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) and Infectious Diseases Society ... B. Liegner, M.D. has compiled into a single volume a compelling argument that the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2017)... 27, 2017 Pulmonary drug delivery market is ... USD 36.10 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of ... route as an alternate route of drug delivery, rising ... incidence of respiratory diseases such as COPD, asthma, and ... during the forecast period. However, emerging markets and growth ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... -- Medical robots market is projected to reach USD ... 2016, growing at a CAGR of 21.1% in the ... Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04730562-summary/view-report.html ... advancements, increase in funding for medical robots research, issuance ... investments are the key factors driving the growth of ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... global  pulse oximeters market  is expected to reach USD 2.8 billion by 2025, ... market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period, which can ... pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmia, and ischemic conditions. ... ... View Research Logo ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: