American Heart Association's Quality and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Heart Associations Quality and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AHA QCOR, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

Long-term air pollution exposure may lead to higher mortality in prior MI

April 17, 2019
Increased exposure to particulate matter and ozone was associated with a worse 1-year health status following MI, while particulate matter was linked…
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Older patients with acute MI less likely to receive PCI

April 16, 2019
Patients older than 65 years with acute MI were less likely to have PCI while receiving other therapeutic approaches, according to findings presented…
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Text messages supporting secondary CVD prevention yielded modest BP change: CHAT

April 16, 2019
The use of text messaging via smartphone as a means of supporting secondary prevention in patients with CHD did not lead to a significant reduction…
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Ivabradine use more consistent in HF patients with in-hospital recommendation

April 12, 2019
Initiating ivabradine before discharge among patients with stabilized HF increased ivabradine use at 180 days and lowered heart rates without…
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MiCORE: Smartphone app with Apple Watch decreases readmissions after MI

April 9, 2019
Patients who used an intervention with a smartphone app and an Apple Watch to manage their care after STEMI or non-STEMI had lower risk for being…
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Direct oral anticoagulants given less often to black patients with VTE

April 8, 2019
Incident venous thromboembolism was less likely to be treated with direct oral anticoagulants in black patients and those with low household income…
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In women, revascularization rate varies by race, ethnicity

April 5, 2019
Black women with ACS or CHD less often receive revascularization compared with white and Hispanic women, according to findings presented at the…
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Heart attack risk higher in transgender patients

April 5, 2019
Transgender patients had an increased risk for MI compared with cisgender patients, according to data presented at the American Heart Association…
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CVD mortality rates lower in states with Medicaid expansion through ACA

April 5, 2019
The expansion of Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act was associated with a beneficial effect on CV mortality and may be an important…
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Quality improvement campaign helps hospitals identify readmission risk in MI, HF

April 9, 2018
Hospitals that participated in a 2-year national quality improvement campaign improved their ability to identify patients with acute MI and HF and to…