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

Transcatheter mitral valve repair confers poor outcomes in chronic kidney disease

March 16, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with chronic kidney disease had worse outcomes than patients with normal renal function after transcatheter mitral…
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Icosapent ethyl reduces inflammatory markers in high-risk patients

March 16, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Icosapent ethyl safely reduced atherogenic and inflammatory parameters without increasing LDL in patients with high…
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CVD-REAL 2: SGLT2 inhibitors associated with lower risk for CV events, death in type 2 diabetes

March 16, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with type 2 diabetes who were treated with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors had a decreased risk for HF…
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Canagliflozin may have greatest CV benefit in patients with prior HF

March 15, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin reduces the risk for CV death or hospitalization for HF to a greater degree
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Four-step protocol reduces gender gap in STEMI care

March 15, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Implementation of a comprehensive four-step STEMI treatment protocol improved outcomes in women and helped close the gaps in
Meeting NewsPerspective

Closure may benefit patients with high-risk PFO

March 15, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among patients with recent cryptogenic stroke likely due to a patent foramen ovale deemed by echocardiography as high risk, PFO…
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Statin exposure during pregnancy increases risk for ventricular septal defects in infants

March 15, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Babies who were born to women who were exposed to statin therapy during the first trimester of pregnancy had increased risk for…
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VIDEO: PCSK9 inhibitor access remains an issue, but assistance available

March 14, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Seth J. Baum, MD, FASPC, discusses barriers faced by health care professions for the…
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CASABLANCA: Elevated endothelin-1 levels associated with CV events

March 14, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Increased levels of endothelin-1, a vasoconstrictor that is produced by vascular endothelial cells, predicted CV events and…
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POISE: Higher death, stroke risk persists 1 year after noncardiac surgery in patients treated with metoprolol

March 14, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — At 1 year, for every 1,000 patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, treatment with the beta-blocker metoprolol would prevent 12…