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2014 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session

2014 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session | ACC 2014

ACC.14 will feature cutting-edge research and information for cardiologists, with sessions organized around 14 learning pathways covering topics in Acute Coronary Syndromes, Arrhythmias and Clinical Electrophysiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure, and more. ACC.14 sessions will include emphasis on areas such as sports cardiology, geriatric cardiology, academic cardiology, quality, and practice management.

Conference Coverages

High Blood Pressure in Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Stroke
High Blood Pressure in Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Stroke
In atrial fibrillation patients, high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, DC in March.
Celiac Disease May Increase Risk of Coronary Artery Disease
People with celiac disease have nearly a two-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease, compared with the general population, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, D.C.
Biodegradable Biolimus-Eluting Stent Found Noninferior
For patients undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation, biodegradable polymer biolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents for death or myocardial infarction, and for target lesion revascularization at two-years, according to a study published online March 31 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This research was published to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, DC.
Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan
There may a point of diminishing health returns with running, according to research findings presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, DC.
Evolocumab Significantly Lowers Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
The monoclonal antibody evolocumab significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, according to a phase 3 study published online March 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research was published to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, DC.
Bariatric Surgery Offers Lasting Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes
For obese patients with type 2 diabetes, long-term glycemic control is significantly better with bariatric surgery compared with medical therapy, according to a study published online March 31 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This research was published to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 29 to 31 in Washington, DC.
SIRS Trial: High Dose IV Steroids May Harm, Not Help Patients Who Undergo Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery
Treatment with methylprednisolone was associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction in high-risk patients 30 days after bypass surgery.

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