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

Intensive lipid-lowering therapy may benefit patients with CVD, PAD

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with acute coronary disease and dyslipidemia with a history of CVD, peripheral artery disease or both may have increased…
Meeting NewsPerspective

New prevention guideline: Collaboration encouraged, aspirin downplayed

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The new prevention guideline from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association emphasizes team-based…
Meeting NewsPerspective

AUGUSTUS: Dual therapy with apixaban, P2Y12 inhibitor safe in Afib patients post-ACS or PCI

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — New data from the AUGUSTUS trial provide insight on the appropriate antithrombotic regimen after ACS or PCI in patients with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

COAPT: Transcatheter mitral valve replacement brings health status improvements

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Two substudies from the COAPT trial presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session found that patients with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Low-risk TAVR trials represent ‘historic moment’ in care of aortic stenosis

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement — already a mainstay of treatment for intermediate- and high-risk patients with…
Meeting News

Safety-net hospitals bear brunt of financial penalties for HF readmissions

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Safety-net hospitals, defined as those in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, are more likely than other hospitals to be…
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CODIACS-QoL: Depression screening fails to improve quality of life post-ACS

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with ACS who were screened for depression either with or without medical treatment upon diagnosis did not have a change…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Balloon-expandable TAVR safe in bicuspid aortic valves

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with bicuspid aortic valves who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a balloon-expandable valve had…
Meeting NewsPerspective

LV end-systolic dimension predicts mortality in aortic regurgitation

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Along with symptomatic status, elevated indexed left ventricular end-systolic dimension predicted mortality in patients with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

‘Missed opportunity’: Most pregnant women do not undergo lipid screening

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Lipid screening was underutilized in women during pregnancy, with a new study suggesting that up to three-quarters of women were…