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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VIDEO: CV effects of vitamin D, omega-3 supplements remain unclear

November 24, 2018
CHICAGO — In this video exclusive, JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, FAHA, highlights results of the large-scale VITAL trial, which analyzed omega-3…
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Nutritional risk index predicts 3-year outcomes after PCI in patients on hemodialysis

November 21, 2018
CHICAGO — Geriatric nutritional risk index was a significant predictor of clinical outcomes within 3 years after PCI in patients who were on…
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TiCAB: Major CV events, bleeding similar with ticagrelor, aspirin 1 year after CABG

November 21, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients undergoing CABG, use of ticagrelor monotherapy failed to improve rates of major adverse CV events or bleeding at 1…
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Arteriovenous fistula ligation promotes positive cardiac remodeling after kidney transplant

November 21, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients who had a kidney transplant, ligation of the arteriovenous fistula resulted in decreased left ventricular mass and…
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High caloric intake late in day may increase CV risk in Hispanic, Latino adults

November 20, 2018
CHICAGO — Eating high-caloric meals after 6 p.m. could lead to an increased risk for hypertension and prediabetes among Hispanic and Latino…
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Cardiac arrest-induced PTSD ups risk for death, major CV events

November 20, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients who exhibit signs of posttraumatic stress disorder after cardiac arrest are nearly three times as likely to die or…
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T-TIME: Alteplase during PCI fails to reduce microvascular obstruction

November 20, 2018
CHICAGO — Intracoronary alteplase administered during primary PCI for STEMI does not reduce microvascular obstruction, according to results of…
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Cumulative psychological stress may increase diabetes risk in women

November 19, 2018
CHICAGO — Cumulative psychological stress was associated with incident diabetes independent of traditional CVD risk factors, according to…
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Higher free thyroxine levels within normal range confer elevated AF risk

November 19, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with elevated free thyroxine levels — still within what is considered the normal range — may be at greater risk…
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EMPA-HEART: Empagliflozin reduces LV mass in type 2 diabetes

November 19, 2018
CHICAGO — New data show that empagliflozin promotes reverse remodeling in patients with diabetes, which may explain the CV and HF benefits…