American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AHA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

High-intensity interval training safe, effective for older adults

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Compared with moderate-intensity continuous training and controls who received advice based on national physical fitness…
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PIONEER-OLE: Mavacamten may improve symptoms, obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who were treated with mavacamten for 1 year had improvements in left…
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Social support plays important role in improving CV health of transgender adults

December 5, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Transgender and gender-nonconforming adults who experience discrimination are more likely to report increased CV risk factors…
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Pulmonary artery pressure measurement via sensors may improve outcomes in HF

December 3, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Two different sensors were able to safety and accurately measure pulmonary artery pressures for remote HF management, which…
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Icosapent ethyl dominant vs. standard care in cost per QALY

December 3, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Icosapent ethyl for patients at high CV risk conferred cost-savings in-trial and during patients’ lifetime, according to…
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Remote titration of HF medications may increase utilization

December 2, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction who underwent remote titration of guideline-directed medical therapies by…
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AF common in Marfan syndrome, leads to worse long-term outcomes

December 2, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Atrial fibrillation is common in patients with Marfan syndrome and may lead to worse survival, researchers reported at the…