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Title: The InterAmerican Heart Foundation A Review


1
The InterAmerican Heart Foundation - A
Review
  • 3rd Global Forum on NCD Prevention and
  • Control, Rio de Janeiro, 9-12 November 2003
  • Trevor A. Hassell, GCM, MBBS, FRCP,
    FACC
  • President Elect InterAmerican Heart
    Foundation

2
Objectives
  • Overview of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation
    (IAHF)
  • Outline of some of its programmes
  • Provide information on CARMELA

3
Historical overview
  • Founded in 1992
  • Organisational principles approved in Mexico
    City, April 1994, by 12 countries
  • Recognised as a Continental Foundation, Berlin,
    Sept. 1994
  • Incorporated, July 1995

4
Membership
  • 36 organisations in 19 countries
  • Total population served of 721 million of which
    444 million are in Latin America and the
    Caribbean
  • Geographic reach from Alaska in the north to
    Tierra del Fuego in the south

5
The IAHF is…
  • Private, non governmental
  • Non profit
  • Independent of commercial organisations
  • Based on an association of all people of
    goodwill of a society
  • Managed by volunteers and staff

6
Programmatic priorities
  • Public and professional CV education
  • Public advocacy influence public policy in
    health care areas
  • Research
  • Fund raising

7
Mission and goals
  • Reduce disability and death from heart diseases
    and stroke in the Americas
  • Promote an environment throughout the Americas
    conducive to the prevention of heart diseases and
    stroke
  • Facilitate the development and growth of heart
    foundations, their role in public and
    professional education, public advocacy and fund
    raising
  • Foster partnerships between health professionals
    and other sectors of the society

8
Inter- Institutional Relations
  • PAHO
  • The IAHF is an NGO in official relations with
    PAHO
  • CDC
  • IAHF has relationship with CDC in areas of NCD
    surveillance, GYTS and physical activity
  • InterAmerican Society of Cardiology
  • Signed agreement of co-operation
  • Surveillance Network of the Americas
  • IAHF represented at Planning/Organizing Committee

9
Principal programmes
  • Tobacco control
  • Epidemiology and prevention
  • Prevention and health promotion in children and
    young adults
  • Hypertension
  • Strengthening of Heart Foundations
  • Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

10
Emergency Cardiac Care
  • Since 1998 the IAHF has, in partnership with the
    American Heart Association, provided a training
    and certification programme in ECC in the region
  • Achieved through a network of National
    Resuscitation Councils and Training Centres, in
    more than 16 countries
  • Over 20,000 persons trained in fiscal year 2002
    in ACLS, PALS and BCLS

11
Tobacco control
  • Guide Your Patients Programme
  • Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico,
    Uruguay
  • Tobacco Control in Schools Health Sciences
  • Trinidad and Tobago and Guatemala
  • Medical School commitments
  • Venezuelan medical schools
  • Smoke-Free Sports in the Americas

12
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • Memo of Understanding with American Cancer
    Society (ACS), American Lung Association,
    Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)
  • Director, Tobacco Control Programmes
  • Allows for maintenance of FCTC Working Group
    (CTFK, HSF of Canada, ACS and IAHF)

13
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15
Primary Objectives
  • Determine the prevalence of HBP, diabetes and
    dyslipidaemia and its associations
  • Estimate Intima Media thickness of carotid
    arteries and determine correlation with the
    previously mentioned risk factors
  • Evaluate the impact of socio-economic status, its
    contribution to cardiovascular risk and its
    correlation with other risk factors

16
Secondary Objectives
  • Determine the prevalence of other risk factors
  • Evaluate risk factors, treatment and adherence to
    treatment

17
Population
  • Both sexes
  • Age 25-64 years, living in urban areas
  • 200 persons in 4 age groups (10 year intervals)
    for each sex (800 men and 800 women) per city

18
Study design
  • Cross sectional survey
  • Representative random sample
  • Home survey
  • Subjects attend Medical Centre to undergo
  • Physical measurements
  • Biochemical measurements
  • Ultrasound study

19
Study Procedure
Electoral Registers
20
Study rules
  • Ethical aspects
  • Helsinki Declaration (updated)
  • Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Local regulations and bioethical laws
  • Ethical Committees approval
  • Written informed consent
  • External monitoring
  • Sample validation
  • Pilot study carried on in each country

21
Collected Data
  • Demographic/socio-economic
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood glucose status
  • Lipid status
  • Tobacco use
  • Nutritional status
  • Level of physical activity
  • Body mass index
  • Alcohol intake
  • Cardiovascular history
  • Menopausal status
  • Treatment and adherence to treatment

22
CARMELA Study
Director Dr. Herman E. Schargrodsky
Manager Dr. Nora E. Vainstein
23
CARMELA Study
Steering Committee
Chair Dr. Elinor Wilson
Members Dr. Beatriz Champagne Dr. Rafael
Hernández Dr. Herman
Schargrodsky Dr. Honorio Silva
24
CARMELA Study
Scientific Committee
Chair Dr. Herman Schargrodsky
Members Dr. Palmira Pramparo Dr. Nora
Vainstein Dr. Manuel Velasco
Dr. Raúl Vinueza Country
Coordinators
Dr. Carlos Boissonnet Dr. Ximena Berrios Dr.
Alvaro Ruiz Dr. Francisco Benitez Dr. Jorge
Escobedo Dr. Raúl Gamboa Dr. Ricardo Granero
25
  • Knowledge about the status and evolution of risk
    factors, as well as data on subclinical
    atherosclerotic disease, will allow us to develop
    effective strategies for the prevention and
    control of cardiovascular diseases in our
    continent

26
Contact information
  • Dr. Sergio Timerman, M.D
  • President
  • Director Heart Institute of Sao Paulo (InCor)
    Resuscitation Dept.,
  • and Emergency Medical Training
  • University of Sao Paulo Medical School
  • Timerman_at_incor.usp.br
  • Dr. Beatriz Champagne, PhD
  • Executive Director
  • InterAmerican Heart Foundation
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Beatriz.champagne_at_comcast.net
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