American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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LV hypertrophy may be common in former NFL players

March 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Some former professional football players continued to have left ventricular hypertrophy regardless of the amount of time that…
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Shorter DAPT duration after PCI improved outcomes at 1 year

March 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI for a shorter amount of time while continuing P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy…
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Alcohol abstinence reduces arrhythmia recurrences, BP in moderate drinkers with AF

March 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lowering the consumption of alcohol intake in moderate drinkers with a history of atrial fibrillation may help lower BP and…
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Seven alcoholic drinks per week enough to increase odds of hypertension

March 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Moderate and heavy alcohol drinkers appear to have an increased prevalence of both stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension, according to…
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Carotid atherosclerotic burden rises with more TV watching

March 24, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Adults who watched television for longer amounts of time per week were more likely to have carotid atheromatic plaque than those…
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Blended treatment for depression, heart failure improves quality of life

March 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Care composed of treating depression and HF may improve health-related quality of life in the 12 months after hospitalization…
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Detected coronary calcification goes unreported in 50% of CT scans for cancer

March 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Roughly half of patients with cancer who had coronary artery calcification detected in CT scans were clinically reported in…
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Infective endocarditis related to IV drug use increasing hospital admissions, changing treatment paradigm

March 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Hospital admissions for infective endocarditis related to IV drug use increased by 436% from 2012 to 2017 at Ohio State…
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PANACHE: Neladenoson unsuccessful in improving walking distance in HFpEF

March 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS —A partial adenosine A1 receptor agonist in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction did not have a dose-response effect…
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Atrial fibrillation more likely with low-carb diet

March 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A diet low in carbohydrates may lead to a greater risk for atrial fibrillation, according to findings presented at the American…