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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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

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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MOMENTUM 3: Newer LVAD ‘adds life to patients’ years’

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In the final results of the MOMENTUM 3 trial, patients with advanced HF requiring a left ventricular assist device implanted with…
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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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

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…
Meeting News

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…
Feature

Reaping the most benefits from food-related studies

March 18, 2019
March may be National Nutrition Month, but the way to obtain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, or the determinants certain foods and drinks can…
Meeting News

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…
In the Journals

Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…
Meeting News

Vaping with e-cigarettes raises odds of CV events, depression

March 18, 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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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…
Meeting News

Intensive statin 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…
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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…
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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…