Category: Health Care Professional Resources

September 12, 2016

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke: Tips for you to simply talk with your atrial fibrillation patients about stroke prevention

The risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation (AFib) is real, and can quickly change a patient's life. As you know, the scientific evidence confirms that oral anticoagulation is highly effective at reducing stroke risk. Yet, elderly patients are too often under-anticoagulted, owing in part to their lack of understanding about stroke risk and the value of anticoagulation. This tip sheet offers talking points to help health care professionals help their patients to better understand why anticoagulation is critical and how adherence will allow them to celebate more years without a stroke.
June 1, 2016

Malnutrition: Healthcare Professional Tip Sheet

Many cases of malnutrition go undetected because the signs are subtle, those at risk are often difficult to recognize, and the symptoms may look like a normal part of aging.  This tip sheet helps healthcare professionals identify at-risk patients, screen for malnutrition, and personalize a treatment plan if necessary.  The tear-off section is for patients and includes additoinal resources and information.
October 23, 2015

HROTW: Infographic on Healthcare-Associated Infections

For our Health Resource of the Week, we offer an infographic on the impact of healthcare-associated infections.
August 6, 2015

Pocket Films Part of Cardio-Visual App Video Library

Four Alliance pocket films have been included in the video library of the Cardio-Visual multimedia platform. 
May 21, 2015

Cancer’s Effects Felt Most by Older Adults, But Innovation Offers Hope

Alliance for Aging Research Releases New Silver Book® Volume on Cancer’s Impact and the Promise of Advances in Research
February 23, 2015

Survey Reveals How AFib Patients Age 65+ View Risks, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Results Show Patient Concern about Stroke Risk Has Risen Over Time  
January 14, 2015

What You Need to Know about Venous Thromboembolism

We share some info about a condition that affects 600,000 Americans each year.
June 9, 2014

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A pocket guide to current guidelines and recommendations

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects around 5% of patients age 65 and older and 10% of patients age 80 or older.  AFib…
April 1, 2014

Aortic Stenosis in Seniors: A Healthcare Professional’s Guide

This guide for health care professionals includes important information on treating aortic stenosis, including highlights from the 2014 ACC/AHA practice guidelines on valve disease.
January 26, 2010

Not a Part of Normal Aging

Even though it’s a serious condition that typically leads to death after the onset of serious symptoms (such as angina and syncope), aortic stenosis (AS) is under-diagnosed—and even more scary—under-treated.