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ACC 2018

Here you will find the highlights of the ACC 2018, held on March 10-12 in the city of Orlando, Florida (USA).

ACC 2018 | Flu Vaccination Reduces Mortality in Heart Failure Hospitalizations
Heart failure patients vaccinated against influenza are at a significantly lower risk of dying, both during flu season and outside of it. Patients with heart failure vaccinated had a 48% ...

ACC 2018 | Echocardiographic Data Help Better Choose Patients for Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
A new randomized controlled trial of patients who underwent patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in cryptogenic stroke may provide certain morphological echocardiographic features that might ...

NOTION: 5-Year Outcomes of TAVR vs. Surgery in Low-Risk Patients are Promising
At 5 years, there were no differences in all-cause death, stroke, acute myocardial infarction, or all of these combined between low-risk, elderly patients who underwent transcatheter aortic ...

ACC 2018 | Risk of MI in Non-Cardiac Surgeries
One in five patients presenting perioperative MI during non-cardiac surgery should be readmitted within 30 days after surgery, and one in seven dies within the same period, according to the new ...

ACC 2018 | SECURE-PCI: Altas dosis de estatinas previo a la angioplastia podrían ayudar

ACC 2018 | SECURE-PCI: High Dose of Statins pior PCI Could Help
Patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) loaded with a high dose of  statins   prior diagnostic catheterization do not seem to benefit from this strategy. However, when ...

ACC 2018 | SMART-DATE: 6 Month DAPT Results Suboptimal in ACS
This study compared 6 vs 12 or more months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)   in patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS)  receiving contemporary DES, and it did not find ...

ACC 2018 | DEFINE-FLAIR Sub-Analysis: iFR More Comfortable, Faster, and Much Cheaper
Using instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to guide decisions on revascularization of intermediate lesions is cheaper than using fractional flow reserve (FFR) . Based on costs from the ...

ACC 2018 | COMBO: New Stent with Thin Struts and Pro-Healing Membrane
The new COMBO stent, comprised of thin struts plus a bioengineered layer of endothelial progenitor cells, is safe and effective at 1 year, according to this registry (the largest study on this ...

ACC 2018 | Flu Vaccination Reduces Mortality in Heart Failure Hospitalizations
Heart failure patients vaccinated against influenza are at a significantly lower risk of dying, both during flu season and outside of it. Patients with heart failure vaccinated had a 48% ...

ACC 2018 | SECURE-PCI: Altas dosis de estatinas previo a la angioplastia podrían ayudar

ACC 2018 | SECURE-PCI: High Dose of Statins pior PCI Could Help
Patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) loaded with a high dose of  statins   prior diagnostic catheterization do not seem to benefit from this strategy. However, when ...

ACC 2018 | SMART-DATE: 6 Month DAPT Results Suboptimal in ACS
This study compared 6 vs 12 or more months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)   in patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome (ACS)  receiving contemporary DES, and it did not find ...

ACC 2018 | TREAT: Ticagrelor + Fibrinolytics’ Effect on Bleeding
Ticagrelor   seems as safe as clopidogrel   in patients undergoing ST elevation MI treated with fibrinolytics, at least in terms of TIMI major bleeding at 30 days. Longer follow ...

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