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Friday, August 29, 2014 | Source: Circulation

Outlook for Avoiding or Surviving Acute CVD, Stroke Much Improved Over Past Decade

By Dave Levitan

 Hospitalization and mortality rates for acute cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke decreased substantially over a recent 12-year period—and more…

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Source: JAMA: Internal Medicine

Pre-Angiography Symptom Assessment, Shared Decision Making Key to Improving PCI Appropriateness

By Yael L. Maxwell

One in 4 patients undergoing elective coronary angiography in the United States is asymptomatic, according to a study published online August 25,…

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions

Study Explores Predictors of Nonhealing in CLI Patients After Endovascular Therapy

By Caitlin E. Cox

After successful endovascular therapy in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), the only factors to independently predict nonhealing are insulin…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

Low Trial Participation Rate of MI Patients Raises Questions of Applicability

By Todd Neale

The percentage of patients hospitalized with a myocardial infarction (MI) who opt to participate in clinical trials is low, with a decline seen…

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

HORIZONS-AMI Substudy: Anticoagulation After Primary PCI Yields Worse Outcomes

By Kim Dalton

Use of anticoagulants for specific indications such as acute atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and left ventricular thrombus following primary percutaneous…

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

MitraClip Repair Safe, Effective for MR in Large European Registry

By Alison Palkhivala

Transcatheter mitral valve repair using the MitraClip can be performed safely with a high rate of success in high-risk patients with degenerative…

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

With Some Caveats, SAFE-PCI Shows Positive Signs for Radial Access in Women

By Yael L. Maxwell

An initial strategy of radial over femoral access in women undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failed to reduce bleeding…

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

High Reactivity on Aspirin Just Before PCI Linked to Worse Outcomes

By Kim Dalton

Aspirin-specific high platelet reactivity measured immediately before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) portends a higher risk of ischemic…

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Source: European Heart Journal.

PROTECT: Lower Stent Thrombosis Risk with Endeavor Emerges at 4 Years

By L.A. McKeown

At 4 years, patients with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) have a higher risk of definite or probable stent thrombosis and death compared with those…

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Similar Overall Long-Term Outcomes, Less Stent Thrombosis with Newer DES in STEMI

By Todd Neale

Among patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), everolimus-eluting stents (EES) match the overall efficacy of older sirolimus-eluting…

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Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

FAMOUS-NSTEMI: FFR Guidance Reduces Revascularization in NSTEMI

By Todd Neale

 BARCELONA, Spain—Guiding the initial management of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) with fractional flow…

Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

ATLANTIC: Prehospital Ticagrelor Safe in STEMI, But No Added Benefit Compared With In-Hospital Administration

By Yael L. Maxwell

BARCELONA, Spain—While prehospital administration of the antiplatelet ticagrelor is safe, it does not improve coronary reperfusion outcomes in patients…

Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

NOMI: Nitric Oxide May Do Wonders for STEMI But Not When Mixed with Nitroglycerin

By Caitlin E. Cox

BARCELONA, Spain—Inhalation of nitric oxide (NO) before and during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not reduce infarct size across…

Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

CvLPRIT: Complete Revascularization Halves MACE Risk in STEMI Patients

By Caitlin E. Cox

BARCELONA, Spain—Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in all blocked…

Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

SYMPLICITY HTN-3: Renal Denervation Still Safe, Not Effective at 1 Year

By Todd Neale

BARCELONA, Spain—One-year results from the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial—which followed the unblinding of all patients and the crossover of most control…

Monday, September 01, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

BIOSCIENCE: Biodegradable Polymer SES Noninferior to Durable Polymer EES in All-Comers Trial

By Yael L. Maxwell

BARCELONA, Spain—A novel biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) holds its own against a standard-of-care durable polymer everolimus-eluting…

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

Registry Outcomes Match Positive Trial Findings for Repositionable TAVR Device

By Todd Neale

BARCELONA, Spain—The Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve system appears to work as well in a real-world setting as it did in the trial…

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

Observational Studies Ask How Much Medication Adherence Matters After MI

By Caitlin E. Cox

BARCELONA, Spain—Two studies presented August 31, 2014 at the annual European Society of Cardiology Congress found discordant results on the importance…

Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

APOLLO: Worse Long-Term Outcomes in American vs European Survivors of Acute MI

By Yael L. Maxwell
BARCELONA, Spain— Patients who survive past 1 year after acute myocardial infarction (MI) are at high risk of outcomes such as death and hospitalized…
Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Source: ESC 2014

Algorithm Helps Identify MI Within 1 Hour in Patients with Acute Chest Pain

By Todd Neale

BARCELONA, Spain—A high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay allowed for the rule-in or rule-out of myocardial infarction (MI) within 1 hour in about…

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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…