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

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…
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Women less likely to receive bystander CPR

November 16, 2018
CHICAGO — People are less likely to perform CPR for women than men who are experiencing cardiac arrest, according to two studies presented at…
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For chest pain related to cocaine use, non-STEMI guidelines usually followed

November 16, 2018
CHICAGO — Most patients with cocaine-associated chest pain were observed by cardiologists and emergency physicians in accordance with non-STEMI…
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Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces thromboembolic events in HF

November 15, 2018
CHICAGO — In a post hoc analysis of the COMMANDER HF trial, treatment with low-dose rivaroxaban reduced risk for thromboembolic events in…
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Pulmonary hypertension increases risk for 30-day readmission

November 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with pulmonary hypertension were more likely to have 30-day hospital readmissions related to all-cause and congestive HF…
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Influenza infection not associated with acute MI requiring PCI

November 14, 2018
CHICAGO — Influenza infection did not increase the risk for acute MI in older patients who were hospitalized and required PCI, according to…
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CVD risk may persist more than a decade after heavy smokers quit

November 14, 2018
CHICAGO — CVD risk is reduced within 5 years after quitting smoking, but former smokers may remain at elevated CVD risk for up to 16 years…
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Acute MI hospitalizations in young adults rising, especially in women

November 14, 2018
CHICAGO — Hospitalizations for acute MI in younger patients rose between 1995 and 2014, particularly in women, according to data presented at…
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Daily weighing may help with weight loss

November 13, 2018
CHICAGO — Adults who monitor their weight frequently with daily weighing may be more likely to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight than…