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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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…
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Youths with arrhythmias at elevated odds for depression, anxiety, ADHD

December 2, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Children and adolescents with arrhythmia disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD than those…
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Aerobic exercise, not diet, improves diastolic function in type 2 diabetes, obesity

November 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity without CVD experienced dramatic metabolic improvements after a 12-week, low-calorie…
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FRANCE-TAVI: In retrospective study, balloon-expandable TAVR valves safer than self-expanding

November 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valves were associated with less paravalvular regurgitation and mortality compared with…