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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DECIDE-LVAD: Decision-making tool improves decision quality among LVAD candidates

November 21, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A decision-support intervention was associated with improved decision quality among candidates for a left ventricular assist…
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Current guidelines underestimate statin eligibility after MI in young adults

November 21, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The majority of adults who present with MI at age 50 years or younger did not meet current guideline-based treatment…
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In left main coronary bifurcation lesions, one-stent, newer DES optimal

November 20, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Left main coronary bifurcation intervention with drug-eluting stent implantation showed long-term feasibility, especially…
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New-generation DES may reduce risk for TLR, stent thrombosis in older women

November 20, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Older women who underwent PCI with a new-generation drug-eluting stents had reduced risk for target lesion revascularization
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New insights into prevalence, outcomes of spontaneous coronary artery dissection with migraine

November 20, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Migraines are common in survivors of spontaneous coronary artery dissection and are more likely to occur in women, those who…
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Poor 5-year survival rates underscore need for improved HF treatments

November 20, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Results among patients across the ejection fraction spectrum show similar poor 5-year survival and increased risk for CV and…
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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…