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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In ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV less likely to undergo invasive CV procedures

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV appear to be less aggressively treated with diagnostic catheterization…
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Dapagliflozin confers consistent benefit in HF without diabetes: DAPA-HF

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — New analyses of the DAPA-HF trial suggest that the benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin extend beyond its effects as a…
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ISCHEMIA: Invasive strategy, medical therapy yield similar CV outcomes in stable ischemia

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In stable patients with moderate or severe ischemia, an invasive strategy and a conservative strategy of optimal medical therapy…
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MARVEL 2: Atrial sensing algorithm with leadless pacemaker boosts atrioventricular synchrony

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Accelerometer-based atrial sensing with a novel, enhanced, automated algorithm in patients with atrioventricular block and a…
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Twice-yearly inclisiran cuts LDL in ASCVD patients

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — New data on inclisiran, an investigational cholesterol-lowering therapy in the small-interfering RNA class, demonstrate…
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COLCOT: Low-dose colchicine reduces CV risk after MI

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with a recent MI were less likely to experience an ischemic CV event over 2 years when assigned the anti-inflammatory…
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New AHA initiative targets vaping, nicotine addiction in youth

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The American Heart Association unveiled a new three-pronged initiative focusing on new research, public advocacy and a youth…
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E-cigarette use negatively affects lipids, myocardial blood flow

November 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Electronic cigarette use appears to have detrimental effects on lipid levels and myocardial blood flow compared with nonuse…
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Evening eating may worsen heart health in women

November 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Women who consumed a higher proportion of their daily calories after 6 p.m. had poorer overall CV health and higher BP, BMI and…
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Novel approaches, secondary analyses at forefront of upcoming AHA Scientific Sessions

November 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, being held Saturday to Monday in Philadelphia, will include the presentation…