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.  

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 14, 2018
Matthew Budoff, M.D., professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, spoke at the 2018 American Heart...
ACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018. #AHA18 #AHA2018
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018 — New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of...
Videos | Pharmaceuticals | November 13, 2018
Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., executive director of the interventional cardiovascular program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital...
Vascepa and Statins Significantly Reduce Cardiovascular Events in the REDUCE-IT trial. #AHA #AHA18 #AHA2018
News | Pharmaceuticals | November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018 — A study in the current edition of the New England Journal of Medicine1 shows that a particular...
Hypertensive Crisis Five Times More Likely Among Blacks, according to a late-breaking study at AHA 2018. #AHA #AHA18 #AHA2018
News | Hypertension | November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018 — Black adults experience dangerous spikes in high blood pressure, called a hypertensive crisis, at a...
Vascade MVP Reduces Time to Ambulation Follow EP Procedures
News | Vascular Closure Devices | November 11, 2018
November 12, 2018 — The Vascade MVP vascular closure system met its endpoints compared to manual compression in a...
AI Algorithm Outperforms Most Cardiologists in Heart Murmur Detection
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 11, 2018
November 12, 2018 — At the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2018, Nov. 10-12 in Chicago, Eko...
Russel Pate, Ph.D., Univerity Of South Carolina, chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. #AHA18

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2018 Scientific Sessions this week. Chicago. It provides evidence-based recommendations for youth ages three through 17 and adults to safely get the physical activity and was a major topic of discussion. Pictured here is Russel Pate, Ph.D., Univerity Of South Carolina, chair of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, presenting on the main stage at AHA, with details relat d to the new guidelines.

Feature | AHA | November 20, 2018
November 7, 2018 — Here is a list of some of the key clinical trial presentations at the 2018 American Heart...
Videos | Hypertension | November 07, 2018
Kim Allan Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and the James B. Herrick Professor at Rush...
EMPRISE Study Shows Empagliflozin Reduces Heart Failure Hospitalization with new data presented at AHA 2018. #AHA18 #AHA2018
News | Heart Failure | November 07, 2018
November 6, 2018 – Initial results from the real-world EMPagliflozin compaRative effectIveness and SafEty (EMPRISE)...
Laxmi Mehta, M.D., reviews an echocardiogram at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for a cardio-oncology cancer patient to look for heart damage caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., reviews an echocardiogram at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. She is calling for more research and collaboration to examine the link between heart disease and breast cancer to develop new treatments and preventative measures.

Feature | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – Heart disease and breast cancer are two of the most prevalent diseases among women in the United...
Congressional Budget Office Finds cutting ACA insurance mandate will cause 13 million people to become uninsured, higher insurance premiums. American Heart Association (AHA), #AHA2017
News | Cardiovascular Business | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — At the American Heart Association (AHA) annual meeting in November, a group of 16 non-partisan...
E-cigarettes Most Likely to be Used by Alcohol Drinkers and Former Cigarette Smokers, at American Heart Association (AHA), #AHA2017.
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — Electronic cigarettes are more frequently used by people who recently quit smoking and alcohol...
Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart failure and heart attack. American Heart Association (AHA), #AHA2017
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to experience heart problems...
Lack of sleep may cause heart disease in older women. American heart Association, #AHA2017
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 06, 2017
December 6, 2017 — Older women who do not get enough sleep were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health,...