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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VIDEO: Advances in MI treatment highlighted at AHA 2017

December 7, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Cardiology Today video perspective, Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, discusses two trials presented at the…
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PCI for CTO becoming more common in high-risk patient population

December 1, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — There has been an increased rate of PCI for chronic total occlusion among sicker patients at high risk for comorbidities…
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Improved lifestyle increases life expectancy in US adults

December 1, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A healthy lifestyle reduced the risk for premature mortality and increased life expectancy, according to data presented at…
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COMPASS: Rivaroxaban plus aspirin reduces direct costs for stable atherosclerotic disease

November 28, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Among patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease, a regimen of rivaroxaban 2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg…
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Sex disparities evident in medication use for ACS

November 28, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Women with ACS were less likely to take secondary prevention medications and more likely to have a secondary event compared…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses CV benefits, risks associated with physical activity

November 27, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Aaron L. Baggish, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at…
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Empagliflozin shows CV benefit in patients with PAD

November 27, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Among patients with peripheral artery disease at baseline enrolled in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial, treatment with…
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Automated prehospital STEMI activation reduces gender gap in treatment delays

November 27, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A “physician-less” protocol to activate a cath lab team while a patient with STEMI was in the ambulance reduced…
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Sodium, coconut oil, sugar intake affects CVD risk

November 24, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Coconut oil, sodium and added sugars contribute to an increased risk for CVD, according to presentations at American Heart…
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Routine coronary revascularization, angiography reasonable strategy in CLI

November 22, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Routine coronary angiography and coronary revascularization may be a safe and effective approach for patients with critical…