American College of Cardiology

The latest news from the ACC Annual Scientific Session, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight on cardiovascular prevention, heart failure and more.

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Novel TAVR analysis: 1 in 10 sites underperform in patient-centered outcomes

April 6, 2020
A novel analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the U.S. determined that 1 in 10 facilities that perform the procedure confer worse…
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US death rates from hypertension-related CVD rose from 2007 to 2017

April 6, 2020
In the United States, age-adjusted deaths from hypertension-related CVD increased from 2007 to 2017, with the trend accelerating starting in 2012 and…
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Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial after PCI with ultrathin SES

April 3, 2020
Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI with an ultrathin biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent, ticagrelor monotherapy after 3 months was…
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Rivaroxaban superior to enoxaparin for VTE prevention after nonmajor orthopedic surgery

April 2, 2020
Treatment with rivaroxaban was more effective than enoxaparin for preventing venous thromboembolism during immobilization after lower-limb nonmajor…
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Prognosis of patients with ischemia, nonobstructive CAD can change over time

March 31, 2020
In the CIAO ancillary study of patients who were screened for the ISCHEMIA trials but were excluded because they had ischemia but no obstructive CAD…
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Edoxaban noninferior to warfarin for thromboembolism, bleeding early after surgical valve implantation or repair

March 31, 2020
In patients who underwent surgical bioprosthetic valve implantation or repair, early postoperative anticoagulation with edoxaban was noninferior to…
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Alirocumab, evinacumab confer LDL benefit in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

March 30, 2020
Two studies presented at the virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session highlight new options for LDL cholesterol reduction in…
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Nicotine e-cigarettes, counseling aid smoking cessation in randomized trial

March 30, 2020
In the randomized E3 trial, nicotine e-cigarettes combined with individual counseling was more effective for smoking cessation at 12 weeks than…
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Mavacamten shows promise in nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

March 30, 2020
In patients with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, treatment with mavacamten was well tolerated and reduced biomarkers of cardiac injury…
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NT pro-BNP predicts events, is lowered by sacubitril/valsartan in HFpEF

March 30, 2020
Baseline N-terminal pro-B natriuretic peptide in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction accurately predicted HF hospitalizations and CV…