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ESC 2016

Here you will find scientific highlights of  this International Congress. August 27 - 31 - Rome, Italy.

Andexanet Alfa: a Good Antidote against Anti Xa Agents
Andexanet alfa induces rapid reversion of Xa inhibitor effect in patients with active major bleeding, according to preliminary observations of the ongoing study ANNEXA-4, currently randomizing ...

DES: Best Option in Saphenous Vein Grafts
These results confirm that, despite being used less and less worldwide, DES (drug eluting stents) are the best option in saphenous vein grafts.   Saphenous vein graft atherosclerosis has a ...

OCT Improves Outcomes in Non ST Elevation ACS
This study presented at the ESC and simultaneously published in Circulation , is the first randomized controlled study to support the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the context of ACS ...

Patients with Plaque Erosion: Management without Stenting
This small study presented at ESC and simultaneously published in the  European Heart Journal  evaluated patients undergoing acute coronary syndrome caused by plaque erosion identified by optical ...

Six Month DAPT Enough for Nobori BES
Patients treated with A9 biolimus eluting stent with biodegradable polymer (Nobori, Terumo) can receive only six months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with no increase in adverse events, ...

Current Bare-Metal Stents: Similar to DES in the Very Long-Term
The largest randomized trial in history found no difference in the primary endpoint of death and nonfatal infarction between current conventional stents and drug-eluting stents at over 5 years in ...

Primary PCI: Similar Results During Day and Night
Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction included in the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial admitted during nights, weekends, and holidays presented the same prognosis and good clinical outcomes ...

Prasugrel vs. Ticagrelor in Primary Angioplasty
The choice of prasugrel or ticagrelor for patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty makes no difference, at least in the short term.   This study was ...

A Study on Valve Thrombosis After TAVI
This study, presented in Rome at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 and published simultaneously online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), has identified a ...

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