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.

Meeting News

TAVR in failing transcatheter valves feasibility dependent on aortic root anatomy

March 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in failing transcatheter valves may not be feasible in approximately 20% of patients, and…
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High-intensity interval training impacts body composition of patients with metabolic syndrome

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — High-intensity interval training led to significant reductions in total body fat, abdominal fat distribution as well as an…
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TREAT: Ticagrelor after fibrinolytic therapy may reduce bleeding events after STEMI

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Ticagrelor after fibrinolytic therapy in patients younger than 75 years with STEMI may not reduce the frequency of major CV…
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Immediate angiography fails to improve survival after cardiac arrest without STEMI

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Among patients revived from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who had ischemic heart disease but not STEMI, there was no difference…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Midday naps lower BP in patients with hypertension

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Among patients with arterial hypertension, those who napped in midday had lower BP compared with those who did not take a nap…
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Vaping with e-cigarettes raises odds of CV events, depression

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Adults who reported using electronic cigarettes had increased odds of MI, CAD and depression or emotional problems compared with…
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Intensive BP therapy reduces white matter hyperintensity in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In the INFINITY trial, intensive therapy to target 24-hour ambulatory systolic BP of 130 mm Hg resulted significantly reduced…
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BP-lowering effect of renal denervation persists at 6 months in RADIANCE-HTN SOLO

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Endovascular ultrasound renal denervation resulted in BP reductions that were maintained at 6 months, with fewer prescriptions…
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Fitness increases survival rates regardless of CV burden in elderly

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Increased fitness in adults aged at least 70 years may lead to better survival rates despite CVD risk factor burden, according to…
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Many HFrEF medications are underdosed

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Many eligible patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction do not receive the target dose of their medications, according to…