Science News : ACC 2013 : Monday

Updated:Apr 1,2013
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ACC.13 Late Breaking Clinical Trials IV - Session 303
8–9:30 a.m.


Three-Year Outcomes after Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in High-Risk Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis PARTNER 1A
Vinod Thourani, MD, Emory University

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  • PARTNER, AHA Science News, ACC.11: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in "High Risk" Patients with Aortic Stenosis: The Randomized PARTNER Trial
  • AHA Science News Video - ACC.11


MASS COMM - A Randomized Trial to Compare Percutaneous Coronary Intervention between Massachusetts Hospitals With Cardiac Surgery On-Site and Community Hospitals Without Cardiac Surgery On-Site
Alice Jacobs, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
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The German Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Elderly Patients Study
Anno Diegeler, MD, PhD, Chefarzt bei Herz-und Gefäßklinik Bad Neustadt


CORONARY: The Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Off or On Pump Revascularization Study, Results at 1 Year
Dr. Andre Lamy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

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PRAGUE-6 Trial
Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Patients With EuroSCORE ≥6
Jan Hlavicka, Kralovske Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague

ACC.13 Late Breaking Clinical Trials - Session 314
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The St Vincent’s Screening To Prevent Heart Failure Study: Impact of Natriuretic Peptide Guided Screening and Treatment on Long-Term Prevalence of Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Events
Mark Ledwidge, Kenneth McDonald, St Vincent's, Dublin, Ireland


Digoxin Reduces 30-Day All-Cause Hospital Admission in Ambulatory Older Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction
Dr. Ali Ahmed, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The ASTRONAUT Study: Aliskiren Trial on Acute Heart Failure Outcomes
Mihai Gheorghiad, MD, Northwestern University

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Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibition to Improve Clinical Status and Exercise Capacity in Diastolic Heart Failure (RELAX) Trial
Margaret Redfield, MD, Mayo Clinic

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  • RELAX-AHF, Sessions 2012: The RELAXin in Acute Heart Failure (RELAX-AHF) Trial
  • AHA Science News Video - Scientific Sessions 2012




Single-bolus Tenecteplase Plus Heparin Compared With Heparin Alone for Normotensive Patients With Acute Pulmonary Embolism Who Have Evidence of Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Myocardial Injury: The Pulmonary Embolism Thrombolysis (PEITHO) Study
Stavros Konstantinides, MD, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

Related Statistics:


  • In 2010, in the United States, 219,000 patients underwent a total of 397,000 coronary artery bypass procedures.
  • Of that, coronary artery bypass procedures were performed on 164,000 men and 55,000 women – 58% over the age of 65.
  • Risk-adjusted mortality for coronary artery bypass has declined significantly over the past decade.
Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update

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