New research is being presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2012—the American Heart Association’s annual meeting—from November 3-7 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Meeting Highlights

Experimental Combination Drug Yields Cardiovascular Benefits

Can Daily Multivitamins Prevent CVD?

Comparing Revascularization Approaches in Patients With Diabetes & CAD

Examining Follow-Up Costs for Angioplasty

Aspirin Use & Recurrent VTE

News from the Scientific Sessions

People in ‘crowdsourcing’ challenge find defibrillators in Philadelphia

Japanese family members less likely than others to give CPR for cardiac arrest

Recreational cocaine use linked to conditions that cause heart attack

People more likely to take heart medicines in combo pill

“Good” cholesterol drug doesn’t reduce risks in heart patients

Stem cells from patients or donors may help treat diseased hearts

Telltale visible signs of aging may predict heart disease

Heart-related deaths increase in winter regardless of climate

High blood pressure in young adults likely to go undiagnosed

Drug trio improved effectiveness of cancer treatment, protected heart

Short-term fish oil use doesn’t quell irregular heart rhythm after heart surgery

Genetically engineered tomatoes decrease plaque build-up in mice

Infusing ‘good’ cholesterol protein may lower risk of subsequent heart attack

Daily doses of a new probiotic reduces ‘bad’ and total cholesterol

Heart attack packs a wallop to wallet of survivors, their employers

Chelation therapy doesn’t alter quality of life in heart attack patients

Alternative therapy produces intriguing results in some heart patients but many questions remain

New device could allow your heartbeat to power pacemaker

More from the Scientific Sessions

Final Program

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LBCT Live!

ReSuscitation Science Symposium

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

Case Theaters: Learning at the Movies

Continuing Education

Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium

15 Programming Tracks

Poster Presentations

7 Cardiovascular Cores

AHA Cardiovascular Evening Symposium

Chair’s Welcome Message

Unofficial Satellite Events

Clinical Science: Special Reports

ReSS Science

Science News Videos

Summary Slides

International Science

Nursing Symposium News

Late-Breaking Clinical Trials News

Top Scoring Abstracts and Poster Winners

Sessions Daily News