American College of Cardiology 2017
The 66th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology will bring together cardiovascular professionals from across the globe to meet in Washington, DC, from March 17-19, 2017. The annual conference now features an additional full day of groundbreaking research presentations, debates, and intensive sessions on the most cutting-edge topics in cardiology. Sign up for our daily email-blasts, and check back here during the conference for the full coverage.
Itâ€™s a discussion that even the most seasoned physicians might struggle withâ€”when is it time to talk end-of-life care? Ami Bhatt, MD, director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) explained both sides of the debate for patients with adult congenital heart disease.
Compared with warfarin, are direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban, better at reducing stroke and major bleeding risks in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation? Alpesh Amin, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California, Irvine breaks it down at ACC 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia.
Steven Zelenkofske, DO, vice president of US Medical Affairs at AstraZeneca, talked with MD Magazine about the CVD-REAL study where researchers examined patients with type 2 diabetes taking the new class of diabetes drug, SGLT-2 inhibitors. Positive outcomes were reported with dapagliflozin, canagliflozin, and empagliflozin.
Paul Burton, MD, PhD, revealed results from the phase 3 EINSTEIN CHOICE trial at the 66th Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC 2017) in Washington, District of Columbia. The trial examined the use of rivaroxaban (Xarelto/Janssen) or aspirin as extended treatment in patients with VTE.