Science News : ACC 2012 : Sunday

Updated:Sep 4,2012

ACC.12 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials II - Session 304
8-9:30 a.m. CST

acc12_pslides_aversanoOutcomes of Non-Primary PCI at Hospitals with and without On-site Cardiac Surgery: CPORT-E Trial Final Medical Outcomes
Thomas R. Aversano, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
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 acc12_pslides_stone-4INFUSE-AMI: A 2x2 Factorial, Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Evaluation of Intracoronary Abciximab and Aspiration Thrombectomy in Patients Undergoing Primary PCI for Anterior STEMI 
Greg W. Stone, MD, Columbia University Medical Center and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, N.Y.
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acc12_sslides_park-imageRandomized Comparison of Adding Cilostazol Versus Doubling the Dose of Clopidogrel after Receiving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The HOST-ASSURE Randomized Trial 
Kyung Woo Park, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea 
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acc12_sslides_berwangerA Multifaceted Intervention to Narrow the Evidence-Based Gap in the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes: Main Results from the BRIDGE-ACS Cluster Randomized Trial 
Otavio Berwanger, MD, PhD, Research Institute of Cardiac Hospital (HCor), Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Related Statistics:

  • In 2009, the total number of inpatient cardiovascular operations and procedures increased 22%, from 6.1 million in 1999 to 7.5 million in 2009.
  • An estimated 596,000 patients underwent PCI procedures in the United States in 2009.  
  • About 66% of PCI procedures were performed on men, and 53% were performed on people 65 years of age and older.

Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update


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Audio IconSafety and Efficacy of a Monoclonal Antibody...
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Audio IconWelcome to ACC 2012 (Donna Arnett & Gordon Tomaselli)
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