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Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Patients with Cardiac Arrest Fare Poorly After PCI

By Heather Lindsey

Patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after cardiac arrest are more likely to have cardiogenic shock and complex anatomy. They…

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Source: American Heart Journal

Poor Adherence to Dabigatran Common, Linked with Worse Clinical Outcomes

By Yael L. Maxwell

Approximately 1 in 4 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who are prescribed dabigatran do not take it as directed and are therefore…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Source: European Heart Journal

PLATO Analysis: No Sex-Based Difference in Ticagrelor’s Safety and Efficacy

By Kim Dalton

Among patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), women benefit from the superior risk-benefit profile of ticagrelor as much as men, according to…

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

Study Documents Institution-Wide Strategy for Treating Femoral Pseudoaneurysm

By Caitlin E. Cox

Pseudoaneurysm that develops during femoral artery catheterization can be safely and effectively treated using an algorithm emphasizing the use of…

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

NAC and/or Sodium Bicarbonate Fail to Add Protection Against Acute Kidney Damage in STEMI

By Yael L. Maxwell

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and sodium bicarbonate, singularly or in combination, do not add any protection over standard hydration alone against contrast-induced…

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Use of Smaller Catheters in Radial PCI Cuts Access-Site Complications

By L.A. McKeown

Using a 4-Fr instead of a 6-Fr guiding catheter reduces the incidence of access-site-related complications in patients undergoing transradial percutaneous…

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Source: Charing Cross International Symposium

Drug-Eluting Balloon Provides Strong Primary Patency in SFA at 1 Year

By Kim Dalton

Patients with superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease are far more likely to retain primary patency at 1 year when treated with a drug-eluting balloon…

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Cardiac Rehab Reduces Late Lumen Loss, Improves Risk Profile in Patients with Long Lesions

By Meghann Lucy

Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with a drug-eluting stent (DES) in patients with long coronary…

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

Registry: DAPT Discontinuation Less Associated With Second-Gen DES Thrombosis Compared to First-Gen DES

By L.A. McKeown
Patients who discontinue dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in the first year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) face less risk of stent thrombosis…
Friday, April 11, 2014 | Source: Circulation

ARCTIC Analysis: Platelet Function Testing Does Not Enhance Secondary Prevention

By Caitlin E. Cox
For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), tailoring antiplatelet therapy based on the results of platelet function testing makes…

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Monday, June 24, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Study Shows Heart Failure Survivors at Greater Risk for Cancer Trend toward more cancers and more deaths among heart failure patients

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2013) - Heart failure patients are surviving more often with the heart condition but they are increasingly more likely to be diagnosed…

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

New Program to Help Heart Patients Navigate Care, Reduce Readmissions AstraZeneca sponsorship to help support patient-centered programs in 35 hospitals

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) - The American College of Cardiology is developing a program with support from founding sponsor AstraZeneca to provide personalized…

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

ACC/AHA Update Guideline for Management of Heart Failure Update increases emphasis on quality of life, care coordination, palliative care

By ACC News Releases

WASHINGTON (June 5, 2013) - The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released an expanded clinical practice guideline…

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Study Shows On-Pump Bypass Comparable to Off-Pump at Year Mark

By ACC News Releases

30-day neurocognitive differences disappeared by one-year follow up Read More

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Screenings, Targeted Care Reduce Heart Failure in At-Risk Patients

By ACC News Releases

Study shows simple blood test may help patients with risks for heart disease Read More

Sunday, March 10, 2013 | Source: ACC News Releases

Digoxin Reduces Hospital Admissions in Older Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

By ACC News Releases

If replicated in heart failure patients discharged from hospital, drug may help hospitals avoid readmission penalties Read…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: Clinical Trials

Rule Out Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography

By Clinical Trials

The goal of the trial was to evaluate a strategy of cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography compared with standard emergency department (ED)…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: ACC News Releases

STUDY SUGGESTS BETTER SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING BYPASS SURGERY COMPARED TO CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY

By ACC News Releases

Patients with coronary heart disease and their doctors have long been challenged by the decision of whether to pursue bypass surgery or opt for the…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: ACC News Releases

CARDIAC CT IS FASTER, MORE EFFECTIVE FOR EVALUATING PATIENTS WITH SUSPECTED HEART ATTACK

By ACC News Releases

Cardiac computed tomography angiography scans (CT scans that look at the heart) can provide a virtually instant verdict on whether chest pain is…

Monday, March 26, 2012 | Source: Clinical Trials

EINSTEIN–Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Study

By Clinical Trials

The goal of the trial was to evaluate treatment of the oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, rivaroxaban, compared with standard therapy among patients…

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Thursday, April 03, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

ACC/i2 2014: Cardiologists Carefully Consider TAVR, Renal Denervation

By Yael L. Maxwell

WASHINGTON, DC—Much of the data presented at this year’s annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) i2 Scientific Session, held March 29 31, 2014,…

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

CHAMPION PHOENIX Analysis: Cangrelor Reduces Early Stent Thrombosis, Suggesting Mortality Benefit

By Kim Dalton
Use of the novel intravenous ADP receptor antagonist cangrelor reduces the risk of intraprocedural as well as acute and subacute stent thrombosis in patients…
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

ARISTOTLE: Blood Pressure Adversely Affects Stroke Risk in A-fib Patients

By Caitlin E. Cox

Poorly controlled hypertension raises the risk of stroke or systemic embolism by 50% in patients with atrial fibrillation (A fib) regardless of whether…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

Intramyocardial Injection of Stem Cells Shows Promise for Severe Ischemic Heart Failure

By Yael L. Maxwell

WASHINGTON, DC—In patients with severe ischemic heart failure, autologous transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells results…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

HEAT PPCI: Results Favoring Heparin over Bivalirudin Raise Scientific, Ethical Issues

By Jason Kahn

WASHINGTON, DC—In addition to causing a stir by demonstrating worse outcomes with bivalirudin than heparin in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

CHOICE Trial, TVT Registry Shed Light on Evolving TAVR Outcomes, Risks

By L.A. McKeown

WASHINGTON, DC—Two presentations at the American College of Cardiology/i2 Scientific Session provided important updates on device success and risk…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

Perioperative Aspirin Increases Major Bleeding After Noncardiac Surgery

By L.A. McKeown

In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, giving aspirin before surgery and throughout the early post-operative period fails to decrease risk of death…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

ZES Plus Tailored Course of Dual Therapy Reduces Adverse Events in Unlikely DES Candidates

By Yael L. Maxwell

WASHINGTON, DC—In patients not previously thought to be candidates for drug eluting stents (DES), implantation with a zotarolimus eluting stent (ZES)…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

NEXT at 2 Years: Nobori DES Still Noninferior to Xience/Promus

By Jason Kahn

Washington, DC—Maintaining the results achieved at 1 year, 2-year outcomes of the NEXT continue to demonstrate the noninfiority of a novel biolimus…

Monday, March 31, 2014 | Source: ACC.14 and TCT@ACC-i2

GIPS-III: Diabetes Drug Metformin Not Cardioprotective in Nondiabetic STEMI Patients After Primary PCI

By Jason Kahn

WASHINGTON, DC—The biguanide drug metformin, commonly prescribed to treat diabetes, fails to preserve left ventricular (LV) function or provide any…