Surgery and Anesthesia

Science News

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2019 CVD Primary Prevention Guideline
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Continuing Education

Scientific Sessions attendees looking at a phone in front of giant Heart and Torch stature

Meet us in November in Boston or online from anywhere through our virtual platform for the global cardiovascular event of the year! Reconnect with colleagues, experience breakthrough cardiovascular basic, clinical and population science updates, and immerse yourself in innovative solutions designed to help you in your daily practice at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021.

  • Enjoy instant access to leaders in the field and the latest discoveries in cardiovascular science and medicine.

  • Reconnect and collaborate with global thought leaders from over around the world.

  • Experience programming designed with your needs in mind with 27 programming communities.
  • CE and MOC credits available.

  • And more!

Don’t forget! AHA Professional Members receive the best rates for attending Scientific Sessions. Learn more about this and other benefits by becoming an AHA Professional Member.

The CVSA Council includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and scientists interested in cardiac, vascular, and thoracic interventions. Involved in basic science and clinical trials, the council seeks to increase awareness of important issues in cardiovascular surgery and anesthesia, disseminate new knowledge, and encourage use of optimal surgical procedures and anesthetic techniques.


The QCOR Council provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Members gain insight on how to provide effective, safe, timely, equitable, efficient, and patient-centered care.


AVATAR Results

Victoria Delgado interviews investigator Marko Banovic about the results of the AVATAR trial, which he presented during Scientific Sessions 2021.

aMAZE Results

Mina Chung, MD, FHRS discusses the results of the aMAZE trial with principal investigator David J. Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS. The trial examined percutaneous alternatives to the MAZE procedure for persistent AF.

American Heart Association Professional Members

Enjoy instant benefits!

  • Free Online Access to AHA Scientific Journals
  • Affiliate with our 16 Scientific Councils
  • Discounts on Scientific Conference Registration and Online Courses