New research is being presented at AHA 2013, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 16 to 20 in Dallas.

Meeting Highlights

Telemonitoring Reduces Heart Failure-Related Readmissions

Program Improves QOL in STEMI Patients

CABG Vs PCI in Diabetics

Comparing Stroke Outcomes After Different Catheterization Techniques

Trends in PCI Complications


News From the Meeting

Coffee May Help Perk Up Your Blood Vessels

Smokers Who Quit Cut Heart Disease Risk Faster than Previous Estimates

High Frequency Source Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Genetics Failed to Take the Guesswork out of Warfarin Dosing

New Drug may Be as Effective as Common Blood Thinner for Stroke Prevention

Many Sudden Cardiac Arrests Preceded by Warning Signs

Children’s Cardiovascular Fitness Declining Worldwide

Cholesterol Guidelines Are Based on Strong, Evidence-Based Science

Heart Attack Survival Similar Among Those Receiving Clot-Busting Drugs, Angioplasty

Combining Exercise, Vessel-Opening procedure Reduces Leg Pain

Opening Blocked Kidney Arteries No Better Than Medication Alone

“Smart” Pacemaker can Help Slow Heart Keep Up, Avoid Damage

Replacing, Repairing Leaky Mitral Valves Net Similar Results

Heart-Healthy Lifestyles can Spread Through Social Networks

Teamwork, Closer Follow-Up Helps Heart Patients Take Prescriptions After Hospital Stay

Sodium Nitrite Before Artery-Opening Procedures Didn’t Limit Heart Muscle Damage

Treating High Blood Pressure Right After Stroke Made No Difference in Recovery

Lowering Cardiac Arrest Patients’ Body Temperature on Way to Hospital Did Not Help Outcomes

No Difference in Survival When Lowering Cardiac Arrest Patients’ Temperature to 33°C vs. 36°C

Childhood Cancer Treatment Takes Toll on Hearts of Survivors

“Virtual Reality Hands” may Help Stroke Survivors Recover Hand Function

Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California

Environmental Toxins Linked to Heart Defects

CPR for 38 Minutes or Longer Improves Chance to Survive Cardiac Arrest


More From the Meeting

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Program Planner

Final Program

Scientific Sessions 2013 Mobile Meeting Guide


Sessions OnDemand

CME/CE Credit

ReSuscitation Science Symposium

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium

Science & Technology Hall (Exhibits)

Science News from Scientific Sessions 2013


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