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.

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RE-DUAL PCI: Dual therapy beneficial in all subgroups in PCI with AF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI and were treated with dual therapy — dabigatran plus a P2Y12…
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Experts: Hypertension guideline sound, but implementation challenges ahead

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hypertension experts interviewed by Cardiology Today praised the new American Heart Association/American College of…
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HOPE-Duchenne: Cell therapy shows promise for treating Duchenne cardiomyopathy

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cardiosphere-derived cells to treat patients with cardiomyopathy caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy was safe and…
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REDUCE LAP-HF: Interatrial shunt device lowers left atrial pressure in HFpEF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A transcatheter interatrial shunt device reduced pulmonary capillary wedge pressure during exercise in people with HF and…
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PROPEL: Cell therapy does not boost walking performance in PAD

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In patients with peripheral artery disease in the PROPEL trial, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, either…
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SWEDEHEART: New treatments improved survival, reduced new events in non-STEMI

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The use of new evidence-based treatments such as PCI led to improved long-term survival and a reduction in HF and new…
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Intensive treatment of periodontitis may reduce BP levels

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with prehypertension who received intensive care for moderate to severe periodontitis had reduced systolic and…
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Burnout common in cardiologists, especially women

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a recent survey, more than one-quarter of U.S. cardiologists reported burnout, with burnout being 29% likely among women…
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TNT-POAF: Botulinum toxin may reduce postoperative AF

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Epicardial fat pad injections of botulinum toxin may be a safe way to reduce postoperative atrial fibrillation without…
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E-cigarette use common among current cigarette smokers

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than two-thirds of adult electronic cigarette users in the United States are current cigarette smokers, researchers…

Meeting Calendar

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

November 11, 2017 - November 15, 2017

  • Location: Anaheim, Calif.
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