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  • AHA HOPE-Duchenne and Help at Last The final day of AHA 2017 brought Dr Walton Shirley to tears with studies offering hope to ease the suffering she has witnessed firsthand.
  • AHA Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach A study showing that a comprehensive decision aid could help patients make treatment choices in line with their values is Dr Mandrola’s favorite trial of AHA 2017.
  • AHA Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.
  • AHA What if Quality Measures Increased Mortality? Dr Mandrola reports on a provocative study showing that reducing readmissions for heart failure associates with higher mortality.