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AAP CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH POLICY


Policy Statement, Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest by Robert Campbell, MD, Stuart Berger, MD, Michael J. Ackerman, MD, PhD and the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, March 2012.

Policy Statement, Endorsement of Health and Human Services Recommendation for Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease by Section on Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Executive Committee, William Mahle, Gerard Martin, Robert H. Beekman, III, Seema Mital, Jeffrey A. Towbin and James S. Twedell, W. Robert Morrow, Geoffrey L. Rosenthal, Christopher S. Snyder, L. LuAnn Minich, December 2011

Clinical Report, Supporting the Health Care Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home, by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians, Transitions Clinical Report Authoring Group, July 2011.

Role of Pulse Oximetry in Examining Newborns for Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement from the AHA and AAP , by the American Heart Association Congenital Heart Defects Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Diseases in the Young and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and Committee on Fetus and Newborn, July, 2009.

ACC/AHA/AAP Recommendations for Training in Pediatric Cardiology, by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, November 2005; Reaffirmed: May 2009.

Health Supervision of Children With Turner Syndrome, by the AAP Committee on Genetics, and the Section on Endocrinology, March 2003; Retired: May 2009.

Athletic Participation by Children and Adolescents Who Have Systemic Hypertension, by Stephen G. Rice, MD, PhD, MPH and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, April 1997, reaffirmed: January 2009.

Clinical Report, Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood by Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD, Frank R. Greer, MD and the Committee on Nutrition, July 2008

Cardiovascular Monitoring and Stimulant Drugs for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
by James M. Perrin, MD; Richard A. Friedman, MD; Timothy K. Knilans, MD; and the Black Box Working Group and the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, May 2008

Clinical Report, Medical Conditions Affecting Sports Participation, by the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, April, 2008.

Guidelines for Pediatric Cardiovascular Centers, by the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, March 2002; Reaffirmed: January 2008.

Ventricular Fibrillation and the Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Children by the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, November 2007.

Health Supervision of Children With Down Syndrome, by the AAP Committee on Genetics, February 2001; Reaffirmed: September 2007.

Health Supervision of Children With Marfan Syndrome, by the AAP Committee on Genetics; Reaffirmed: September 2007.

Echocardiography in Infants and Children, by the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, June 1997; Reaffirmed June 2007.

Prevention of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity, by the AAP Committee on Nutrition, August 2003; Reaffirmed February 2007.

Cardiovascular Health Supervision for Individuals Affected by Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy, by the AAP Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, December 2005.


AAP ENDORSED STATEMENTS AND OTHER APPLICABLE SCIENTIFIC STATEMENTS


Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children With Congenital Heart Disease: Evaluation and Management: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
   Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), July, 2012
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PACES/HRS Expert Consensus Statement on the Management of the Asymptomatic Young Patient with a Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW, Ventricular Preexcitation) Electrocardiographic Pattern, Developed in partnership between the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Endorsed by the governing bodies of PACES, HRS, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society (CHRS), May, 2012.

Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents: Summary Report, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes and the National Institutes of Health, November, 2011.

Indications for Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention in Pediatric Cardiac Disease. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association, Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, May 2011.

Importance and Implementation of Training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation in Schools. A Scientific Advisory from the American Heart Association. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of School Nurses and the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, January 2011.

Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the Interdisciplinary Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Michael A. Gerber, Robert S. Baltimore, Charles B. Eaton, Michael Gewitz, Anne H. Rowley, Stanford T. Shulman and Kathryn A. Taubert, February 2009.

Prevention of Infective Endocarditis, Guidelines from the American Heart Association. A Guideline from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, and the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group by the American Heart Association, April 2007.

Noninherited Risk Factors and Congenital Cardiovascular Defects:Current Knowledge
, by the American Heart Association, March 2007

Genetic Basis of Congenital Heart Defects: Current Knowledge, by the American Heart Association, February, 2007.


Endorsed Consensus Statement: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in High-Risk Pediatric Patients: A Scientific Statement by the American Heart Association, December, 2006.

Endorsed Consensus Statement: Dietary Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Practitioners, by the American Heart Association, September, 2005

2005 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) of Pediatric and Neonatal Patients: Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines by the American Heart Association, May 2005

Endorsed Clinical Report: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Long-Term Management of Kawasaki Disease: A Statement for Health Professionals by the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease, Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the American Heart Association, December, 2004

The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents, by the National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents, August 2004.

Endorsed Policy Statement: Response to Cardiac Arrest and Selected Life-Threatening Medical Emergencies: The Medical Emergency Response Plan for Schools. A Statement for Healthcare Providers, Policymakers, School Administrators, and Community Leaders; January 2004.

Use of Automated External Defibrillators for Children: An Update - An Advisory Statement From the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Task Force, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation by the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), July 2003

Endorsed Practice Guidelines: Practice Guidelines for Prevention of Intravascular IV-Catheter Infections, November 2002.


OTHER CARDIOVASCULAR POLICY

American College of Cardiology Clinical Statements/Guidelines

American Heart Association

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AAP PARENT INFORMATION

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