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Heart-on-a-Chip Technology Directly Measures In-Vivo Cardiac Performance

2019 23 Nov

At the AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, data from a study of investigational candidate, MYK-491, showed that a human iPSC-derived organ-on-a-chip technology can directly measure in vivo cardiac performance. MYK-491 increases the contractility of the heart (systolic function) with minimal or no effect on myocardial relaxation and compliance... Read more

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ORION-10 Trial: Inclisiran Effective at Reducing LDL

2019 23 Nov

Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients already taking the maximum dose of statin drugs, according to data of the ORION-10 trial presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019.... Read more

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ENCOURAGE Trial - Simple Nudges Improve Statin Prescription Adherence

2019 23 Nov

Statins are an effective medication for treating patients with heart disease. They cut the risk of a second major adverse cardiac event by almost 50$. But only about 6% of patients take statins as prescribed. One way to solve that? Nudge them. Literally. In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain... Read more

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Heart failure patients do not take guideline-recommended drugs

2019 10 Apr

Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to take the medication if it was prescribed before hospital discharge rather than in a follow-up doctor's visit, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research... Read more

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2019 AHA/ACC guideline on CVD primary prevention

2019 20 Mar

An updated guideline for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease has been released jointly by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology. Among the major changes is a recommendation against the broad use of aspirin in primary prevention, after recently reported results of the ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE trials... Read more

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2019 15 Mar

Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. She led the launch of STEM Goes Red in New York City and received the Innovator of the Year Award in 2018 for this initiative. STEM Goes Red aims to empower young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)... Read more

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2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of AF

2019 07 Feb

An update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation has been released. The focused update includes revisions to the section on anticoagulation, revisions to the section on catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), revisions to the section on the management of AF complicating acute coronary syndrome... Read more

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Genomic medicine may revolutionise cardiovascular care

2018 07 Jun

Genomic medicine is the study of the health effects of the molecular interactions of a person's unique genes. Genomic medicine looks at all the types of molecular variation, from the DNA and RNA to the microorganisms in the human gut that seem to play an increasingly important role in maintaining health. A new scientific statement from the... Read more

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AHA to Clinicians: Know the Radiation Risks of Heart Imaging

2014 01 Oct

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new scientific statement stressing the importance of clinicians to understand the risks of heart imaging involving radiation and to discuss these with patients before ordering such tests. The advisory came out amidst increasing reliance on the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat patients with... Read more