AHA

This channel contains news about the American Heart Association (AHA), including coverage of its annual meeting and guidelines. AHA is a leading resource for cardiology information, both consumer and professional.  

Among high-risk, chronic, coronary patients who undergo angioplasty, there were no additional benefits from ticagrelor compared to the current standard of care clopidogrel. #AHA #AHA20 #AHA2020
News | Cath Lab | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — The use of the more potent antiplatelet medication ticagrelor (Brilinta) was not superior to...
The Medtronic SEEQ mobile cardiac telemetry system, pictured here, and the Icentia CardioSTAT cardiac rhythm monitoring device both found in reased rates of post-operative atrial fibrillation in the SEARCH-AF trial presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting. #AHA #AHA20 #AHA2020

The Medtronic SEEQ mobile cardiac telemetry system, pictured here, and the Icentia CardioSTAT cardiac rhythm monitoring device both found in reased rates of post-operative atrial fibrillation in the SEARCH-AF trial presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — Atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heartbeat that can increase the likelihood of stroke, was...
The Medtronic Arctic Front cryoballoon balloon was used a a front-line treatment of AF in the EARLY-AF trial. It was found to be better than anti-arrhythmic drugs in preventing the recurrence of abnormal heart rhythm (atrial tachyarrhythmia, atrial fibrillation), and improve patient well-being.  #AHA #AHA2020 #AHA20

The Medtronic Arctic Front cryoballoon balloon was used a a front-line treatment of AF in the EARLY-AF trial. It was found to be better than anti-arrhythmic drugs in preventing the recurrence of abnormal heart rhythm (atrial tachyarrhythmia, atrial fibrillation), and improve patient well-being.  

News | Atrial Fibrillation | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 – Doctors from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) presented new data that shows catheter ablation as...
The AHA 2020 late-breaking SAMSON Trial found side effects reported from statins are real, but appear due to the psychological rather than the pharmacological effects of the cholesterol lowering drugs. #AHA20 #AHA2020

The AHA 2020 late-breaking SAMSON Trial found side effects reported from statins are real, but appear due to the psychological rather than the pharmacological effects of the cholesterol  lowering drugs.

News | Pharmaceuticals | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — Among patients who stopped taking their cholesterol-lowering statin medication due to side effects...
New Novartis Data for Inclisiran Shows Effective and Sustained LDL-C Reduction at 17 Regardless of Age or Gender. Getty Images.

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News | Pharmaceuticals | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — Novartis announced results from two pooled post-hoc analyses of Phase III ORION-9, -10 and -11...
The American Heart Association, AHA, late-breaking sessions, trials, studies. #AHA #AHA20 #AHA2020
Feature | AHA | November 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here is a list of the American Heart Association (AHA) late-breaking clinical trial presentations at the 2020 Virtual...
COVID-19 has a big impact on the heart, and patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease have at least a 10 percent higher risk of death and severe complications due to the virus. The virus also can cause myocarditis, blood clotting, and impact the cardiovascular system due to severe, hyperactive inflammatory responses.  Left, a cardiac CT scan 3-D rendering. right, the COVID-19 virus from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) photo.

COVID-19 has a big impact on the heart, and patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease have at least a 10 percent higher risk of death and severe complications due to the virus. The virus also can cause myocarditis, blood clotting, and impact the cardiovascular system due to severe, hyperactive inflammatory responses.  Left, a cardiac CT scan 3-D rendering. right, the COVID-19 virus from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) photo.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 17, 2020
August 17, 2020 - The number of people coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is rising with more cases in the U.S. There...
The American Heart Association (AHA) has cancelled its in-person annual meeting due to COVID-19 and plans to host a virtual, online meeting instead.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has cancelled its in-person annual meeting due to COVID-19 and plans to host a virtual, online meeting instead.

News | AHA | July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 – The last major cardiovascular conference to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2)...
Societies Issue Guide to Safely Resume Cardiovascular Procedures, Diagnostic Tests. #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | June 03, 2020
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) together with other North American cardiovascular societies issued a framework...
WHO Database Shows Serious Health Impact of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Being Used to Treat COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #Hydroxychloroquine
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020 — Two of the front-line drugs being used to treat COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) patients are hydroxychloroquine...
Caution Recommended in use of COVID-19 Therapy Using Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Cardiovascular Disease Patients
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 08, 2020
April 8, 2020 – The scientific community is learning more about the impact and interaction of cardiovascular diseases...
AHA, ACC, HRS, SCAI and other medical societies call for federal government to do what is needed to get medical supplies to front-line clinicians fighting COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #Coronavirus
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020 — A group of 13 U.S. medical societies sent an open letter to Congress appealing to them to do what is...
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Dr. Christie Ballantyne, professor of medicine and chief of the section of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine

News | Pharmaceuticals | December 30, 2019
December 30, 2019 — A drug therapy targeting the production of a protein produced by the liver has led to sustained and...
The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA.

The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA. 

Feature | December 17, 2019
December 16, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...
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News | AHA | November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 — Artificial intelligence can examine electrocardiogram (ECG) test results, a common medical test, to...