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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Hybrid coronary revascularization promising for certain patients

January 22, 2018
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hybrid coronary revascularization may be a good alternative treatment strategy for certain patients with multivessel CAD…
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PAD different in women vs. men

January 10, 2018
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Peripheral artery disease is prevalent in men and women, yet significant differences in presentation and treatment exist and…
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Proper diagnosis, care may allow some patients to return to sports participation

December 27, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Various studies and guidelines have been published to assist cardiologists in the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of…
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CVD prevention hallmark of precision medicine

December 22, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Focusing on CVD prevention is critical in the era of precision medicine, according to a presentation at the American Heart…
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Fatty liver may play role in CVD risk

December 21, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Fatty liver is associated with CVD risk, according to data presented during the American Heart Association Scientific…
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In-hospital mortality more common in women after TAVR

December 21, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Women who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease had increased risk for in-hospital…
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IMPRES: Statin adherence low at 3 years in atherosclerotic CVD

December 20, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Fewer than one-third of patients with atherosclerotic CVD who were prescribed statin therapy from a discharge medication…
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Healthy lifestyle behaviors less likely in minority women

December 19, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hispanic and black adults, particularly women, were less likely to partake in healthy lifestyle behaviors such as diet and…
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VIDEO: Dietary choices empower patients to control BP levels

December 12, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, John P. Higgins, MD, MPhil, MBA, FACC, FACP, FAHA, discusses the benefits of the…
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VIDEO: Medical costs for DOD beneficiaries lower for apixaban vs. warfarin

December 10, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — This Cardiology Today video exclusive highlights new research on treatment with apixaban among Department of Defense…