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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Two biomarkers yield comparable CV risk prediction before, during sacubitril/valsartan treatment

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — B-type natriuretic peptide and N-terminal proBNP were equally effective at predicting risk for major adverse CV events in…
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CV benefits of diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend to patients with reduced ejection fraction

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced HF hospitalizations in patients with a broad range of left ventricular…
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Combination therapy with amlodipine effective in sub-Saharan black adults

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A combination of amlodipine and one of hydrochlorothiazide or perindopril showed efficacy in treating hypertension in black…
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Bempedoic acid shows promise for LDL lowering in high-risk patients

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Treatment with bempedoic acid, an investigational oral, once-daily therapy that is designed to work in the liver to inhibit…
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Antibacterial envelope reduces rate of cardiac device infections in WRAP-IT

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Wrapping cardiac implantable devices in an antibiotic-eluting envelope, in addition to standard infection prevention strategies…
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Prescription fish oil cuts total ischemic events in new REDUCE-IT analysis

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Icosapent ethyl, a pharmaceutical-grade omega-3 fatty acid, was in the spotlight again at the American College of Cardiology…
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In adults with CAD, preventive medication use varies by race, ethnicity

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — There is a disparity in the use of preventative medication among black and Hispanic adults with recurrent CAD compared with white…
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Physical activity ‘prescription’ key for cardiologists

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Despite physical activity guidelines, most cardiologists do not feel they are educated enough to prescribe physical activity to…
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CardioMEMS: Pulmonary artery sensor decreases hospitalizations in HF

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with HF who were treated with pulmonary artery pressure-guided therapy through ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring with an…
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Early discharge, home treatment with rivaroxaban promising in low-risk pulmonary embolism

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Certain patients with acute low-risk pulmonary embolism fared well with early discharge and home treatment with rivaroxaban…