American Heart Association – Scientific Sessions for WebMD (Dallas)

This week, thousands of cardiology doctors gathered for the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.  We had the opportunity to work with the cardiology division of WebMD named Medscape ( to capture images from many sessions.

This year’s conference was held just after several breaking news articles regarding our hearts and our health, including:

FDA Sets stage to ban trans-fat in processed foods

New cholesterol guidelines abandon LDL targets

New 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines on the assessment of cardiovascular risk

Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, kicked off the opening session on Sunday encouraging doctors to continue their aggressive study and trials to prevent heart disease.  She recently commented in a press release applauding the The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on their announcement to have manufactures remove artificial trans fats from processed foods.

American Heart Association’s newly appointed president, Mariell Jessup, M.D., urged researchers and healthcare professionals to find new ways to combat the growing worldwide epidemic of heart failure.  The disease affects over 23 million people worldwide, and her comments included a challenge to health professionals to make a continued effort to develop strategies to treat patients while keeping them out of the hospital.

Throughout the convention, Bob Harrington M.D. from Stanford University was the chairperson for the Scientific Sessions and led the initial sessions for all twenty of the late breaking clinical trial’s.

The 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Session Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois from November 15-19th.

Images taken by Scott Peek and copyright transferred to Medscape LLC

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