Latest from ACC 2017

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Eliot Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, president and director of the Utah Lipid Center, discusses the benefits of fasting lipid profiles in predicting cardiovascular risk.

Best of the 2017 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo

Best of the 2017 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo

Highlights from the 2017 American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo.

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Both iFR and FFR groups experienced similar rates of composite nonfatal myocardial infarction, unplanned revascularization, or all-cause death within 1 year post-procedure.

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Although more women are admitted with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more men ultimately die.

Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Incidence of major bleeding events was lower with dabigatran vs warfarin in atrial fibrillation ablation.

Safety of Same-Day Discharge Following PCI for Non-ST Elevation ACS

Safety of Same-Day Discharge Following PCI for Non-ST Elevation ACS

Researchers found that same-day discharge in PCI for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.

Delay Between Antiplatelet Therapy And PCI Improves Coronary Reperfusion

Delay Between Antiplatelet Therapy And PCI Improves Coronary Reperfusion

A longer wait between administration of antiplatelet therapy and primary percutaneous intervention has been linked to improved coronary reperfusion.

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Analyzing Patient Heterogeneity Upon Antihypertensive Therapy Initiation to Personalize Prognosis

Patients with higher baseline blood pressure had higher 6-month combined cardiovascular disease incidence after adjustments.

Preventing Supraventricular Tachyarrythmia With Sotalol Vs Alternative Antiarrhythmics

Preventing Supraventricular Tachyarrythmia With Sotalol Vs Alternative Antiarrhythmics

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of sotalol vs amiodarone or beta-blockers to prevent supraventricular arrhythmias.

Evaluating Cangrelor Vs Clopidogrel In Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Evaluating Cangrelor Vs Clopidogrel In Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Researchers studied the safety and efficacy of cangrelor in patients receiving unfractionated heparin for PCI.

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