Science News: ACC 2013 Saturday

Updated:Apr 1,2013
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ACC.13  |  Mar. 9 -11, 2013  |  San Francisco, Calif.

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ACC.13 Opening Session and Late-Breaking Clinical Trials – Session 300
8–10 a.m. PST (UTC - 8 hours)

PREVAIL: Final Results of Randomized Trial of Left Atrial Appendage Closure Versus Warfarin for Stroke/Thromboembolic Prevention in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
David Holmes, MD, Mayo Clinic, Minn.
(Not presented at ACC due to an embargo break)

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HPS2-THRIVE: Randomized Comparison Of Extended-Release (ER) niacin/laropiprant 2g Daily Versus Placebo in 25,673 Patients At High Risk Of Occlusive Vascular Events
Prof. Jane Armitage, FRCP, Oxford University, Oxford, England
Presentation slides  | Summary slide  |  Video interview  | Video discussion 

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Related Statistics:

  • Approximately every 34 seconds, an American will experience a coronary event, and approximately every minute, someone will die of one.
  • Lifetime risk for developing CVD at age 45 is 2 in 3 for men and 1 in 2 for women.
  • This year, about 635,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack, and about 280,000 will have a recurrent attack.
  • About 29% of patients with MI are patients with STEMI.
  • Average age at first MI is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.
  • The estimated average number of years of life lost because of an MI is 16.6.
Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update


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