Meeting NewsPerspective

Genetic variant that causes vegetables to taste bitter makes heart-healthy diet challenging for some

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — People with a gene variant that makes certain vegetables taste bitter had lower vegetable intake compared with people without…
Meeting NewsPerspective

DAPA-HF: Dapagliflozin’s HF benefits consistent regardless of age, symptom severity

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Treatment with the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced risk for CV death and worsening HF across a broad spectrum of age…
Meeting News

COMPLETE OCT: Nearly half of patients with obstructive nonculprit lesions have vulnerable plaque

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In an OCT substudy of the COMPLETE trial, researchers determined that 47% of patients had obstructive nonculprit lesions with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

PARAGON-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan benefit in HFpEF most prominent in women, lower EF

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Sacubitril/valsartan reduced the risk for HF hospitalization more in women compared with men, and the overall benefit of…
Meeting News

TWILIGHT-ACS: Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial in PCI for ACS

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI, ticagrelor monotherapy reduced bleeding risk compared with dual antiplatelet therapy…
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Heart-healthy pregnancy improves future CV health in children

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A new study highlights an independent association between maternal CV health during the third trimester and subsequent offspring…
Meeting News

Artificial intelligence examining ECGs may predict mortality, AF

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Deep neural networks identified potential adverse outcomes and atrial fibrillation from 12-lead ECGs that were originally…
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GALILEO: Rivaroxaban raises death, thrombotic, bleeding risk vs. antiplatelet therapy after TAVR

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients who underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement and were not on chronic oral anticoagulation…
Meeting News

Genetic variants may identify patients at risk for sudden cardiac death

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Gene sequencing was used to identify a subset of patients with sudden cardiac death through pathogenic or likely pathogenic…
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In ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV less likely to undergo invasive CV procedures

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV appear to be less aggressively treated with diagnostic catheterization…
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Dapagliflozin confers consistent benefit in HF without diabetes: DAPA-HF

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — New analyses of the DAPA-HF trial suggest that the benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin extend beyond its effects as a…
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ISCHEMIA: Invasive strategy, medical therapy yield similar CV outcomes in stable ischemia

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In stable patients with moderate or severe ischemia, an invasive strategy and a conservative strategy of optimal medical therapy…
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MARVEL 2: Atrial sensing algorithm with leadless pacemaker boosts atrioventricular synchrony

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Accelerometer-based atrial sensing with a novel, enhanced, automated algorithm in patients with atrioventricular block and a…
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Twice-yearly inclisiran cuts LDL in ASCVD patients

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — New data on inclisiran, an investigational cholesterol-lowering therapy in the small-interfering RNA class, demonstrate…
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COLCOT: Low-dose colchicine reduces CV risk after MI

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with a recent MI were less likely to experience an ischemic CV event over 2 years when assigned the anti-inflammatory…
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New AHA initiative targets vaping, nicotine addiction in youth

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The American Heart Association unveiled a new three-pronged initiative focusing on new research, public advocacy and a youth…
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E-cigarette use negatively affects lipids, myocardial blood flow

November 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Electronic cigarette use appears to have detrimental effects on lipid levels and myocardial blood flow compared with nonuse…
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Evening eating may worsen heart health in women

November 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Women who consumed a higher proportion of their daily calories after 6 p.m. had poorer overall CV health and higher BP, BMI and…
FDA News

FDA panel unanimously supports CV event risk reduction indication for icosapent ethyl

November 14, 2019
The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Diseases Advisory Committee of the FDA voted 16-0 in favor of the safety and efficacy of icosapent ethyl, based on…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…