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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Yoga-based cardiac rehab feasible after MI

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation for post-MI patients in low- and middle-income countries in India was safe, feasible and improved…
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Excess levels of heavy metals in bloodstream confer higher cholesterol

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Adults with high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their blood had greater odds of having high LDL or total cholesterol…
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FREEDOM Follow-On: CABG still bests PCI in diabetes, multivessel CAD

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — The final long-term follow-up report from the landmark FREEDOM trial confirms that patients with diabetes who have multivessel CAD…
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Inpatient complications from TAVR reduced over time

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — In an analysis of transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement procedures, TAVR was associated with reduced rates of inpatient…
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Energy drinks worsen blood vessel function

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Young, healthy adults experienced impaired endothelial function less than 2 hours after consuming one energy drink, according to data…
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New physical activity guidelines encourage movement ‘anytime, anywhere’

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, HHS released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for…
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REGROUP: Event rate similar in open vs. endoscopic vein grafting for CABG

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — There were no significant differences between open vein graft harvesting and endoscopic vein graft harvesting in risk for major…
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PRINCESS: Transnasal cooling safe, may improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Transnasal evaporative cooling in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest before they arrived at the hospital was…
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CPR education laws increase survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — States with CPR high school education laws had higher rates of bystander CPR, survival to hospital discharge and neurologically…
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Trauma increases CVD risk in sexual minority women

November 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Lesbian and bisexual women who experienced trauma, including abuse and neglect, may have an increased risk for CVD, according to…