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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Aggressive intervention improves glycemic control among non-adherent patients with diabetes

December 6, 2018
CHICAGO —Aggressive intervention with insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes who were at risk for being non-adherent resulted in improved…
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Direct oral anticoagulant use lower with higher CHA2DS2-VASc score

December 6, 2018
CHICAGO — New data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions suggest that in a real-world setting, use of direct oral…
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Broken heart syndrome complicated by cardiogenic shock tied to unfavorable short-, long-term outcomes

December 6, 2018
CHICAGO — When patients with takotsubo syndrome survive cardiogenic shock, they remain at greater risk for unfavorable outcomes, including risk…
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ACCORD: Premixed insulin use, renal events predict CV outcomes in patients with diabetes

December 4, 2018
CHICAGO — A new analysis of data from the ACCORD trial showed that use of premixed insulin and renal microvascular events predicted the…
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New-onset AF similar after TAVR, surgical AVR

November 30, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a comparable incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation compared…
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Dapagliflozin confers more favorable cardiometabolic outcomes vs. vildagliptin

November 29, 2018
CHICAGO — The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin was more beneficial than the DDP4 inhibitor vildagliptin in reducing BMI and systolic BP and…
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IMPACT-AF: System fails to affect time to ED visit for physicians treating AF

November 29, 2018
CHICAGO — A computer decision support system used by primary care physicians did not have a significant effect on the time to an ED visit for…
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ISAR-TEST 4: Long-term data support benefits of new-generation DES

November 29, 2018
CHICAGO — New data from the ISAR-TEST 4 study show that new-generation drug-eluting stents, with either a permanent or biodegradable polymer…
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CAC scores may predict future CVD events in patients with type 1 diabetes

November 28, 2018
CHICAGO — Coronary artery calcium scores may be effective in predicting future CVD events in patients with type 1 diabetes, with scores over…
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Opioid use linked to increased AF risk in young veterans

November 28, 2018
CHICAGO — Young and middle-aged veterans with a history of opioid use were 34% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, according to data…
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