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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

Hybrid Revascularization for Multivessel Disease Appears Feasible, Safe

By Kim Dalton
A revascularization strategy of minimally invasive bypass grafting followed by PCI is feasible and safe for selected patients with multivessel diseas…
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Source: JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

PARTNER Registry Documents Strides Made in Transfemoral TAVR

By L.A. McKeown
Patients who underwent transfemoral TAVR as part of the nonrandomized continued access registry of the PARTNER trial had lower complication rates at 30…
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Substantial Variation in Post-PCI Bleeding Observed Across US Hospitals

By Yael L. Maxwell
Bleeding after PCI varies widely across the United States at the hospital level even after adjustment for patient and procedural characteristics…
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Source: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

AHA 2014: Much-Anticipated Large Trials Bring Some Surprises

By Kim Dalton
CHICAGO, IL—Preventive medical therapies, mostly given in the wake of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES), took center…
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Source: Circulation

Being Refused CABG a Sign of Extra Risk for PCI Patients With Left Main, Multivessel Disease

By L.A. McKeown
In patients with left main or multivessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), not being a candidate for coronary artery bypass…
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

Disease Outside of Culprit Artery Tied to Greater Short-term Mortality After STEMI

By Todd Neale
Obstructive non–infarct-related artery (non-IRA) coronary disease is associated with an increase in 30-day mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation…
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American Medical Association.

PROTECT AF at 4 Years: LAA Closure Maintains Efficacy Over Warfarin

By Caitlin E. Cox

Adding another layer to the body of evidence, 4-year results from the PROTECT AF trial showing better efficacy for patients with nonvalvular atrial…

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Source: Journal of the American Medical Association

In-Hospital STEMI Deadlier, More Expensive Than Out-of-Hospital STEMI

By Meghann Lucy

Patients who have an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) while already hospitalized are 3 times more likely to die during their stay…

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 127459 | Source: BMJ

Meta-analysis Questions One-Size-Fits-All Anticoagulant Strategy in STEMI Patients

By L.A. McKeown

When it comes to choosing an anticoagulant strategy for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous…

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 127456 | Source: American Journal of Cardiology

SORT OUT III Substudy Hints at Differences in DES Efficacy Based on Diabetes Status

By Todd Neale

 Sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) carry a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared with zotarolimus-eluting stents (ZES)…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

AVOIDing Oxygen in Suspected STEMI Tied to Smaller Infarcts, Less Recurrent MI

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Oxygen therapy has long been standard practice in patients with suspected ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but results…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Biodegradable-Polymer DES Perform Well But Appear No Safer than Their Durable-Polymer Counterparts

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—Two recent trials of biodegradable-polymer drug-eluting stents (DES) have failed to support the concept that eliminating a key substrate…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Regional STEMI Care Systems Improve Treatment Times

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Implementing a regional system of care for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is vital to increasing the…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Registry: Newer P2Y12 Inhibitors Reduce Stent Thrombosis, Mortality Over Clopidogrel

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Compared with clopidogrel treatment, prasugrel and—even more so—ticagrelor reduce the risk of stent thrombosis and mortality over 2 years…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Mitral Repair at the Time of CABG Provides No Mortality, QoL Benefit at 1 Year

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—Adding surgical mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Role of CTA in Survival Prediction, Resource Utilization Explored

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—While coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) has the ability to predict a period of low mortality risk in those with normal…

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Novel, Efficient CT-based FFR Outperforms CTA

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A new, more efficient method of computing fractional flow reserve (FFR) using data from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) not only…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

FACTOR-64: No Benefit to CTA Screening of Asymptomatic Patients with Diabetes

By Kim Dalton

CHICAGO, IL—A strategy of screening asymptomatic patients with diabetes with computed tomography angiography (CTA) and using the results to guide…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Vorapaxar Safe in NSTE-ACS But Bleeding Risk Merits 6-Month Delay Before Noncardiac Surgery

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) who undergo noncardiac surgery, the novel antiplatelet agent…

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Source: AHA 2014

Extending Clopidogrel Past 1 Year Improves Outcomes in DES, But Not BMS Patients

By Yael L. Maxwell

CHICAGO, IL—While prolonging clopidogrel treatment beyond 1 year in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) may reduce the risk of death or…

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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…