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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Antisense oligonucleotide reduces Lp(a) in patients at high residual risk

November 11, 2018
CHICAGO — An N-acetyl-galactosamine-conjugated antisense oligonucleotide significantly reduced lipoprotein(a), oxidized phospholipid…
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VITAL: Mixed findings for vitamin D, omega-3s in CVD, cancer prevention

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — In the large-scale VITAL trial, neither omega-3 nor vitamin D supplements for primary prevention reduced major CV events or…
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DECLARE-TIMI 58: Dapagliflozin reduces HF hospitalization in type 2 diabetes

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — The DECLARE-TIMI 58 trial of dapagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes who had or were at high risk for atherosclerotic CVD adds…
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ODYSSEY OUTCOMES: Value of alirocumab increases with higher baseline LDL

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — The PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab was cost effective up to $6,319 per year at a willingness to pay threshold of $100,000, according to…
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REDUCE-IT: Icosapent ethyl reduces ischemic events in high-risk patients

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — In patients with elevated triglycerides at high CV risk despite statin therapy, icosapent ethyl was superior to placebo for reducing…
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Cholesterol guidelines updated with newer medications, more personalized risk calculation

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and 10 other societies recommend a…
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Nut consumption offers weight, cardiometabolic benefits

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — Two studies presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions indicated that higher levels of nut consumption appear to…
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AF admissions increase at start of daylight saving time

November 10, 2018
CHICAGO — Atrial fibrillation admissions were more likely to occur in the beginning of daylight saving time compared with the end of daylight…
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Prevention takes center stage at upcoming AHA Scientific Sessions

November 5, 2018
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, being held Nov. 10 to 12 in Chicago, will include the release of two major guidelines, the…
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AHA announces late-breaking clinical trials for upcoming meeting

September 28, 2018
New data from CV prevention trials are among the late-breaking clinical trials selected for presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific…