More than 20,000 doctors and medical professionals recently converged on the city of Orlando, Florida to attend the American Heart Association International Scientific Sessions 2009. The conference is structured around seven cardiovascular cores that reflect the evolution of scientific investigation and practice; include and integrate basic, clinical, population and translational science; and increase interaction among attendees.
Throughout the week, national media covered multiple papers, meetings and symposiums. Below is a compiled list of some of these highlights:
- Study: CT scans rule out heart attacks faster (Associated Press)
- New device boosts heart failure survival (Associated Press)
- Heart Disease Found in Egyptian Mummies (Wall Street Journal, also picked up by nearly 200 national and regional media outlets)
- Obesity Wipes Out Decades of Efforts to Reduce Threats to Heart (Bloomberg, also featured on PhysOrg.com and other media outlets across the country )
- Nintendo Wii may provide actual exercise: study (Reuters and featured in U.S. News & World Report, Cardiology Today and other major media )
- Heart patients lacking vitamin D more likely to be depressed (CNN, also featured in the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report and nearly 80 other news outlets.)