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AHA 2017

Here you will find the highlights of the AHA Conference 2017, held on November 11-15 in the city of Anaheim, California (USA).

CANTOS: Less Cardiovascular Events with Canakinumab
A new analysis from the CANTOS trial shows that individuals who initially respond to canakinumab benefit the most from this new drug as regards cardiovascular events. This ...

DACAB: Ticagrelor and Aspirin Improve Vein Graft Patency
According to this Chinese study,  dual antiplatelet therapy   with  ticagrelor   and  aspirin   improves vein graft patency a year after surgery without ...

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines
The wait is finally over: the high blood pressure guidelines that have been in the works for the past 3 years saw the light of day at the American Heart Association (AHA)   2017 ...

PRESERVE: IV Bicarbonate and Oral N-Acetylcysteine Do Not Prevent Contrast-Associated Acute Kidney Injury
Use of IV bicarbonate instead of saline and administration of oral N-acetylcysteine are not effective strategies for preventing contrast-associated acute kidney injury in patients with chronic ...

NCDR ACTION Registry: los pacientes anticoagulados no tienen mayor riesgo de sangrado en los procedimientos de urgencia

NCDR ACTION Registry: Anticoagulated Patients with No Higher Risk of Bleeding in Emergency Procedures
Patients with a history of atrial fibrillation  treated with warfarin   or any of the new direct oral anticoagulants undergoing acute myocardial infarction do not present higher ...

FOURIER: Evolocumab Found Beneficial for Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease of Prior MI
Patients with peripheral vascular disease   or prior   acute myocardial infarction (especially within the first two years after the event) could find a particular benefit the ...

TRICS III: Restrictive Transfusion Was Noninferior to Liberal Use in Patients Who Undergo Cardiac Surgery
A large study conducted in 19 countries has found that a policy of restrictive red-cell transfusion during cardiac surgery is just as safe and effective as more liberal policies. ...

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