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#AHA18 on Twitter: New Cholesterol Guidelines, the PIONEER-HF Trial and More

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  • Health care professionals at this year's #AHA18 talked research, treatment approaches and guidelines on the podium and in conference halls
  • These conversations continued on Twitter, with thousands of #AHA18 tweets
  • Highlights include the updated cholesterol guidelines, PIONEER-HF and REDUCE-IT

Health care professionals at this year’s American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and new patient care guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter, with thousands of tweets, according to Symplur. Trending topics included the updated cholesterol guidelines and outcomes of both the REDUCE-IT and PIONEER-HF trials.

Here is a list of some noteworthy #AHA18 tweets.

New Cholesterol Guidelines

Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc, director of Preventive Cardiology, shared his 60-second take on the newly released AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guidelines.




Results presented from the REDUCE-IT trial show cardiovascular risk reduction with icosapent ethyl, the first Pure EPA prescription Omega-3.



Sawallah Guseh, MD, Wins Laennec Young Clinician Award

Mass General's own Sawallah Guseh, MD, cardiology fellow, received the Laennec Young Clinician Award, which recognizes the importance of clinical accumen, inductive analytic skills and teaching ability in future academic cardiologists.



Exercise and Regenerative Heart Activity

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD, chief of Cardiology, shared his expertise on the relationship between exercise and regenerative heart activity.




James Januzzi, MD, Hutter Family Professor of Medicine, shares what he believes to be the most important aspect of PIONEER-HF.



Robert Levine: AHA Distinguished Scientist

Mass General's own Robert Levine, MD, senior physician, was was honored as an AHA Distinguished Scientist for his contribution to cardiovascular and stroke research.

Mechanism Linking Noise Exposure to Metabolic Disease

Ahmed Tawakol, MD, co-director of the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, and Michael Osborne, MD, presented preliminary research that found a novel mechanism between exposure to noise and metabolic disease.

Do you use Twitter to disseminate innovative treatment approaches and new data? Tell us about your experience with social media as a platform for discussing research in the comments below.

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