American Heart Association

The latest news from the AHA Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight on cardiovascular prevention and more.

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Dapagliflozin may improve lung fluid volume in HF

January 17, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin was not associated with a reduction in mean lung fluid volume among adults with…
The Take Home

The Take Home: AHA Scientific Sessions

January 10, 2020
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions had several presentations with major implications for cardiology, most notably the ISCHEMIA and…
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Top news from AHA: ISCHEMIA, dapagliflozin for HF, gout drug post-MI

December 14, 2019
Healio and Cardiology Today reported live from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, bringing readers the latest…
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Type 2 MI confers elevated risk for death within 1-year follow-up

December 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with type 2 MI are at greater risk for recurrent CV events and death within the first year of follow-up compared with…
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Implantable cardiac device infections affect cost, quality of life, mortality

December 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In a new analysis from the WRAP-IT trial, patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, or CIEDs, who had major…
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COSMIC-HF: Omecamtiv mecarbil may improve diastolic function, pulmonary pressures in HF

December 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Omecamtiv mecarbil, a selective cardiac myosin activator, improved diastolic function and pulmonary pressures without worsening…
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Surgical AVR beneficial in very severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis

December 9, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with very severe but asymptomatic aortic stenosis, surgical aortic valve replacement was linked to lower rates of…
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Poverty, not distance to facility, confers cardiac rehab attrition

December 6, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Neighborhood poverty may be a major factor for early termination of cardiac rehabilitation in New York City, whereas distance to…
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In cardiac arrest without STEMI, timing of angiography does not impact 1-year outcomes

December 6, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Immediate coronary angiography and delayed coronary angiography conferred similar outcomes at 1 year in patients resuscitated…
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Prior preeclampsia confers increased CVD risk for older women

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Older women with prior preeclampsia are at elevated risk for future CV diagnoses and incidence of arterial stiffness and…