American College of Cardiology

Study Links Blood Pressure to Brain Scan Differences in Seniors

March 19, 2019

The INFINITY trial, presented at the 68th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, tracked hypertension, brain lesions, and gait in groups of older seniors who had their systolic blood pressure managed to either 130 mm Hg or 145 mm Hg. Results showed significant differences in brain lesions between the 2 groups after 3 years.

Amarin's High-Dose Fish Oil Pill Cuts Total CV Event Risk 30% in Study

March 18, 2019

New results presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session find a high-dose fish oil pill reduced the risk for first and future cardiovascular events among patients taking statins by 30%. The early results grabbed headlines last fall in part because researchers aren't entirely sure how the capsule works.

DECLARE: Dapagliflozin Offers Benefits for Diabetes Patients With Heart Failure

March 18, 2019

New findings show reduced hospitalizations for a wide group of patients with heart failure. For high-risk patients with reduced ejection fraction, the drug appears to cut deaths, but more studies will answer these questions.

Relationship Between Heart Failure and Diabetes Seen Throughout ACC Sessions

March 18, 2019

More than a decade after an FDA mandate for cardiovascular outcomes trials, cardiologists say insights gained on how 2 new drug classes affect heart failure in diabetes should be used to prevent complications. Several sessions at the 68th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology addressed this topic.

Patients With Complex Heart Problems Had Least Bleeding Taking Apixaban Regimen Without Aspirin

March 18, 2019

The AUGUSTUS trial was designed to guide clinicians in treating patients with complex heart problems who are typically left out of other clinical trials. Results were presented Sunday at the 68th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines Call for Less Aspirin, More SGLT2s, GLP-1s for Type 2 Diabetes

March 17, 2019

The joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association call on clinicians to pay more attention to social determinants of health. They were announced Sunday at the 68th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Giant Study Suggests Apple Watch Accurately Catches Atrial Fibrillation

March 16, 2019

The 68th American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Exposition opens with a study that suggests the Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation with a reasonable degree of accuracy, giving people an opportunity to get in touch with their doctor before a serious event like a stroke.

From the Apple Watch to Heart Failure at Annual Cardiologists' Meeting

March 16, 2019

In recent years, the big news on the first day of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session and Exposition has involved a therapy—usually an expensive cholesterol drug with a name almost no one could pronounce: proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors. This year, it's tech, and an easy-to-pronounce name: Apple.