The most relevant articles in pharmacology in 2020

In this selection, we summarize for you the most important scientific news of 2020 in the field of pharmacology.

01- Virtual ACC 2020 | Colchicine After Infarction: Good Results and Cost-Effectiveness

Low doses of colchicine reduce the risk of ischemic events after an acute myocardial infarction, according to the COLCOT trial, originally presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 Scientific Session and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The new information featured at the virtual ACC 2020 refers to its cost-effectiveness.

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02- ESC 2020 | Ticagrelor Might Increase Bleeding and Mortality in the Elderly

Ticagrelor compared against clopidogrel produces more bleeding and also more deaths in patients over 80 recently undergoing acute myocardial infarction.

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03- ESC 2020 | New SGLT2 Inhibitor Impacts Heart Failure Mortality

Empagliflozin is the second drug from the SGLT2 receptor inhibitor family to show a significant benefit in patients with heart failure, even in those without diabetes.

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04- ESC 2020 | Rivaroxaban Might Reduce Cardiac Cerebral and Peripheral Events

Adding rivaroxaban to the standard treatment might reduce events incidence in lower limbs, heart, and brain, in patients with peripheral vascular disease undergoing revascularization.  

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05- TCT 2020 | Ticagrelor Monotherapy After ST-Segment Elevation Infarction

Ticagrelor monotherapy after 3 months of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients who experienced ST-segment elevation infarction significantly reduces major bleeding without increasing ischemic risk.

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06- AHA 2020 | Clopidogrel Resists as the Best Option in Elective Patients

High risk patients undergoing elective PCI treated with a more potent antiplatelet scheme (ticagrelor) vs. the classic clopidogrel do not see a benefit in protection against periprocedural events and instead see increased costs and minor bleeding rate. 

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07- AHA 2020 | EMPATROPISM: Empagliflozin in Non-Diabetics with Cardiac Failure

Empagliflozin improves cardiac function, exercise capacity and quality of life in non-diabetic patients with cardiac failure and deteriorated ejection fraction. 

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