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

ED visits spike, prescribing patterns change in wake of valsartan recall

November 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — When multiple generic valsartan products were recalled worldwide in July 2018 due to the presence of a carcinogenic contaminant…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Genetic variant that causes vegetables to taste bitter makes heart-healthy diet challenging for some

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — People with a gene variant that makes certain vegetables taste bitter had lower vegetable intake compared with people without…
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DAPA-HF: Dapagliflozin’s HF benefits consistent regardless of age, symptom severity

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced risk for CV death and worsening HF across a broad spectrum of age…
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COMPLETE OCT: Nearly half of patients with obstructive nonculprit lesions have vulnerable plaque

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In an OCT substudy of the COMPLETE trial, researchers determined that 47% of patients had obstructive nonculprit lesions with…
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PARAGON-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan benefit in HFpEF most prominent in women, lower EF

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Sacubitril/valsartan reduced the risk for HF hospitalization more in women compared with men, and the overall benefit of…
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TWILIGHT-ACS: Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial in PCI for ACS

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI, ticagrelor monotherapy reduced bleeding risk compared with dual antiplatelet therapy…
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Heart-healthy pregnancy improves future CV health in children

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A new study highlights an independent association between maternal CV health during the third trimester and subsequent offspring…
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Artificial intelligence examining ECGs may predict mortality, AF

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Deep neural networks identified potential adverse outcomes and atrial fibrillation from 12-lead ECGs that were originally…
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GALILEO: Rivaroxaban raises death, thrombotic, bleeding risk vs. antiplatelet therapy after TAVR

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients who underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement and were not on chronic oral anticoagulation…
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Genetic testing may identify patients at risk for sudden cardiac death

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Gene sequencing was used to identify a subset of patients with sudden cardiac death through pathogenic or likely pathogenic…