European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016
Billed as "the world's largest and most influential cardiovascular congress," ESC 2016 will feature new conference tracks on surgery, stroke, and e-cardiology; new evidence and recommendations from clinical practice guidelines; and novel clinical trial results.
At The European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 (ESC), Ibrahim Danad, MD, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, explained the results from his team's PACIFIC trial, which assessed two non-invasive coronary artery imaging tools: positon emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
Drug-eluting stents are falling far short of their promises of fewer complications, improved mortality and quality of life, a study found. In the largest study ever done comparing newer drug-eluting stents to bare metal devices, Norwegian researchers found the drug stents did not show a difference in these outcomes.
Sigrun Halvorsen, MD: Comparing Bleeding Rates in Non-valvular AF Patients Prescribed Anticoagulants