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November 16th, 2014

Ryan’s Rules for #AHA14

John Ryan provides some helpful hints for managing your experience at the AHA 2014 cardiology conference.


November 16th, 2014

AHA 2014: There’s an App for That

A fellow finds a convenient way to plan your activities at AHA.14.


September 29th, 2014

American Heart Association: Pay More Attention to Radiation in Imaging Procedures

The American Heart Association is urging physicians to better understand the risks of radiation in cardiac imaging procedures. When ordering these procedures physicians should understand the appropriate use of each procedure, the radiation dose associated with the procedure, and the risks associated with that dose. Both the risks and benefits should be fully explained and discussed […]


August 25th, 2014

Rise in Popularity of E-Cigarettes Sparks Concerns and Recommendations

The recent dramatic rise in popularity of e-cigarettes threatens to reverse hard-fought progress in the war against smoking, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association. “E-cigarettes have caused a major shift in the tobacco-control landscape,” said the lead author of the statement, Aruni Bhatnagar, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Louisville. But the […]


January 13th, 2014

Minority Report: Five Guideline Authors Reject Change in Systolic Blood Pressure Goal

It didn’t seem possible, but the guideline situation just got even more confusing. Last December, after  years of delay and other twists and turns, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) hypertension guideline was published in JAMA. The previous guideline recommended that all adults have a target systolic blood pressure below 140 mm Hg. In the new guideline, […]


November 27th, 2013

Reflections on JFK From an Irish Cardiologist in Dallas

While attending AHA in Dallas, John Ryan visits the site of JFK’s assassination and reflects on what the President meant to the Irish then and now.


November 20th, 2013

AHA.13: Good until the End

On the last afternoon at AHA.13, a poster on an experimental preventive treatment catches the eye of a cardiology Fellow .


November 19th, 2013

Big Impact from a Little-Publicized Session at AHA.13

A Fellow wonders about a “fabulous” presentation — why was it held at a relatively early hour and in one of the smaller meeting rooms?


November 19th, 2013

AHA 2013: Reflections on My Wish List

A fellow describes his wish list for conferences that better meet the needs of trainees.


November 19th, 2013

Does It Matter that I Miss Another Late-Breaking (“Heart-Breaking”) Session at AHA?

This Fellow needs to leave AHA early and wonders what she is missing.