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

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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Cholesterol impacts CV mortality risk in patients with chronic kidney disease

November 27, 2018
CHICAGO — Low serum cholesterol may increase CV mortality risk across chronic kidney disease stages, according to data from a cohort of older…
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Many eligible patients do not receive statin therapy

November 27, 2018
CHICAGO — A significant portion of patients identified as candidates for statin therapy according to 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines received the…
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ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers reduce HF readmission after acute MI discharge

November 27, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction who were discharged after being hospitalized for acute MI and took ACE…
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Invokana maintains reduction in weight loss, BP at 1 year

November 26, 2018
CHICAGO — Long-term canagliflozin use was associated with reduced body weight and a dose-dependent reduction in BP compared with placebo among…
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Calcium level may yield more accurate risk score in FH patients

November 26, 2018
CHICAGO – Adjusting the Framingham risk score to reflect the atherosclerotic burden for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia may more…
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Bempedoic acid lowers LDL in statin-intolerant patients

November 26, 2018
CHICAGO — For patients with hypercholesterolemia who are intolerant to statins, bempedoic acid may be a safe and effective therapy to aid in…
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VIDEO: A deep dive into CV benefits of prescription fish oil

November 25, 2018
CHICAGO — In this video exclusive, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, highlights results of the REDUCE-IT trial, which found that icosapent ethyl was…