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

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…
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Delayed reperfusion after mechanical LV unloading safe, feasible in STEMI

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — In the Door-To-Unload in STEMI Pilot Trial, delaying reperfusion for 30 minutes after left ventricle unloading with the Impella CP…
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AHA expands grant and mentoring programs, unveils new mission

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — The American Heart Association unveiled a new mission statement and new grant and mentoring programs at the Presidential Session of…
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EWTOPIA75: Ezetimibe prevents CV events in elderly patients

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — Lipid-lowering with ezetimibe prevented cardiac events in Japanese adults aged 75 years and older with elevated LDL levels, according…
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Computerized alert system confers more anticoagulation use, better outcomes in AF

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — An alert-based computerized decision support system for patients with atrial fibrillation was associated with more oral anticoagulant…
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TRED-HF: HF therapy withdrawal after cardiomyopathy recovery increases relapse risk

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — Nearly half of patients who withdrew from pharmacological HF therapy and were considered as being recovered from dilated…
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PIONEER-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan superior to enalapril in acute decompensated HF

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with acute decompensated HF had greater reduction in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide when assigned…
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CIRT: Methotrexate fails to prevent atherosclerotic events

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — Treatment with low-dose methotrexate did not reduce risk for CV events compared with placebo and conferred elevated risk for…
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Violent crime surge linked to increasing BP in Chicago residents

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — A surge in violent crime in 2015 was associated with rising BP in Chicago residents, with a larger increase observed for patients who…