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The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the late-breaking clinical trials for its annual Scientific Sessions.

 
AHA, Children’s Heart Foundation announce 7 winners of heart defect research awards

Seven researchers received more than $1 million in total from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Children’s Heart Foundation for congenital heart defect research.

AHA, AMA collaborate on Target: BP program to decrease MIs, strokes

More than 400 medical practices, providers and health systems are working on Target: BP, an initiative from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA).

AHA 2016: CMS’s 30-day heart failure readmission rates do not help predict clinical outcomes

A registry analysis found that the quality of care and one-year clinical outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries were similar at centers with low and high risk-adjusted 30-day heart failure readmission rates.

AHA 2016: Presence of CAC may help determine risk of ASCVD in women

Approximately one-third of women who were at low atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk had coronary artery calcium (CAC), according to a meta-analysis of five population-based cohorts.

AHA 2016: Similar mortality rates for CABG patients receiving single or bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts

After five years of follow-up, patients undergoing CABG who received single internal thoracic artery grafts had similar rates of mortality and cardiovascular events compared with those who received bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts, according to an interim analysis of an ongoing randomized trial.