Welcome to the Highlights from the ACC Scientific Sessions resource page. This is your central portal for information presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions, including novel treatment options and results from important clinical trials. In addition to breaking news, this resource page features onsite video interviews with leading experts to get their reactions on some of the clinical updates and news presented at the conference, and what implications they have for the future.

Bariatric surgery provided long-term diabetes control out to 3 years

Erik S.G. Stroes, MD 

Sangeeta Kashyap

WASHINGTON — Three-year data from the STAMPEDE trial demonstrate that significantly more obese patients with diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery maintained long-term glycemic control compared with patients who received intensive medical therapy alone.

In addition, bariatric surgery — either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy — was associated with improved quality of life and less need for diabetes and CV medications. More »

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