Prescribers mostly ignore clopidogrel pharmacogenomic profiling
November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Physicians treating ACS patients with an antiplatelet all but ignore their genetically assessed ability to metabolize clopidogrel.
Keep PCI patients on aspirin for noncardiac surgery
November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Perioperative aspirin is more likely to help than harm PCI patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
VIDEO: Regionalized STEMI care slashes in-hospital mortality
November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Implementation of the AHA Mission: Lifeline program improved treatment times.
VIDEO: U.S. hypertension guidelines reset threshold to 130/80 mm Hg
November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Thirty million Americans became hypertensive overnight.
Abnormal potassium plus suspected ACS spell trouble
October 21, 2017
BARCELONA – “If you have a patient in the emergency department with a possible ACS and potassium imbalance, you should really be cautious.”
MI, stroke risk from HFrEF surpasses HFpEF
October 17, 2017
DALLAS – Events go up as ejection fraction declines.
VIDEO: Intermittent furosemide during acute HFpEF favors kidneys
October 12, 2017
DALLAS – Bolus treatment cut creatinine increases by two-thirds.
LVAD use soars in elderly Americans
October 3, 2017
DALLAS – As the use of left ventricular assist devices skyrocketed, so did short-term survival.
While U.S. heart failure readmissions fall, deaths rise
September 20, 2017
DALLAS – CMS’s penalties for heart failure outcomes may have unintentionally pushed hospitals toward “gaming the system.”
Ivabradine cut mortality in HFrEF patients not on beta-blocker
September 7, 2017
BARCELONA – Secondary analysis of SHIFT trial suggests potential expanded role for heart failure agent.