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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Cardiac arrest survival lower on weekends

November 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Individuals who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are less likely to survive to hospital admission on weekends compared…
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Frequent discrimination raises African immigrants’ risk for CVD

November 26, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — African immigrants who experience frequent discrimination have significantly elevated risk for CVD and high cholesterol…
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Rilonacept improves outcomes in recurrent pericarditis

November 26, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Rilonacept in patients with recurrent pericarditis led to improvements in clinical and patient-reported measures as soon as…
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High CVD risk confers greater odds of cancer

November 26, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — People at high risk for CVD, as assessed by risk factors, 10-year atherosclerotic CVD risk score and biomarkers, also have…
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Ideal CV health less likely with high ultra-processed food intake

November 26, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — An elevated proportion of daily caloric intake from ultra-processed food may confer less than optimum CV health, regardless of…
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Early menopause raises risk for CVD

November 25, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In a new study, women with natural and surgical premature menopause before age 40 years had a small but significant elevated…
At Issue

At Issue: ISCHEMIA trials provoke debate on treatment of stable ischemic heart disease

November 25, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Results from the ISCHEMIA and ISCHEMIA-CKD trials of invasive vs. conservative strategies in patients with stable ischemic heart…
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VIDEO: Cardiometabolic knowledge broadened at AHA

November 24, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In this video exclusive, Robert H. Eckel, MD, professor emeritus of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism and…
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Canagliflozin similar to sulfonylurea for NT-proBNP reduction in HF

November 22, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among older adults with type 2 diabetes and chronic HF, treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin was not associated with…
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ECG patch monitoring identifies arrhythmias beyond AF: Apple Heart Study

November 21, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — ECG patch monitoring after receiving an irregular pulse notification on the Apple Watch identified several arrhythmias beyond…