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- Health care professionals at this year's American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions talked research, treatment approaches and guidelines on the podium and in conference halls
- These conversations carried over onto Twitter, with nearly 200 million impressions and over 30,000 #AHA17 tweets
Healthcare professionals at this year’s American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and brand new guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter, with nearly 200 million impressions and over 30,000 tweets.
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Here is a list of some noteworthy #AHA17 tweets.
New Hypertension Guideline
The American Heart Association created buzz on Twitter and beyond with the announcement of their new hypertension guideline.
Mass General's Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, shared a poster by Jan-Erik Scholtz, MD, demonstrating improved results by following the newly revised 2017 Fleischner Society Guidelines.
No one likes unnecessarily following incidental lung nodules. @JanErikScholtz congrats on your #AHA17 poster showing a 64.5% decrease in followup needed for ED #CCTA scans by switching to the new 2017 Fleischner guidelines. pic.twitter.com/gZiEAs4Cpx— Brian Ghoshhajra, MD (@ghoshhajra) November 14, 2017
A Systematic Review
JAMA released a systematic review showing the association of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration with cardiac outcomes in patients with suspected ACS.
Lifetime Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Mass General's Steven Lubitz, MD, noted that the lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation in the Framingham Heart Study is around 37% after the age of 55.
The Fight Against Coronary Disease
Mass General's Jason Wasfy, MD, offered his well wishes to American Heart Association President John Warner, MD, as he recovers from a myocardial infarction, and reminded his followers of the work ahead to fight coronary disease.
Distinguished Scientist Award
Mass General's Sekar Kathiresan, MD, who was named an American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist at #AHA17, thanked his family, friends and followers for their kind words in response to his achievement.
Tweeps,— Sek Kathiresan MD (@skathire) November 13, 2017
Thank you very much for kind words. Grateful to my family, mentors, trainees, institutions, and to this great country.
From immigration 1980 with my brother (L) to #AHA17 honor of our scientific contributions yesterday (R).
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