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Clinical Science - Special Reports and More

This is your home for comprehensive Science News coverage of the most interesting, important, and ground-breaking studies and scientific developments from AHA's Scientific Sessions 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

TUESDAY, NOV. 10 – 3:45 PM to 5:03 PM

CS.03 - Managing Risk Factors for CAD—Clinical Trial Updates

Cholesterol Treatment Targets and Clinical Outcomes: A JUPITER Trial Update
Paul M Ridker | Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Relationship Between High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cardiovascular and Non-Cardiovascular Mortality: A Population-Based Study of More than 630,000 Individuals Without Prior Cardiovascular Conditions in Ontario, Canada
Dennis T Ko | Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), Toronto, ON, Canada

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Long-term Cardiovascular Effects of 4.9 Years of Intensive Blood Pressure Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow-On Blood Pressure Study
William C Cushman, VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Revascularization in Patients With Diabetes and Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease: A Population Based Evaluation of Outcomes
Krishnan Ramanathan | University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Preventive Cardiology Today
Gary J Balady, Boston, MA

  Presentation Slides (PDF)
TUESDAY, NOV. 10 – 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM

AOS.23.01N - Helen B. Taussig Lecture, Best of CVDY

Characteristics and Impact of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Following Pediatric Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States: A Study From the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)
Maryam Y Naim, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Press Release

Previously released science:

CS.01 - Novel Findings from Next Generation Registries

How Can Registries Support New Evidence?
Robert Harrington, Stanford, CA

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Increased Incidence of Infective Endocarditis After the 2009 European Society of Cardiology Guideline Update: A Nation-wide Study in the Netherlands
Floris S van den Brink | St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Examining Prevailing Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Findings From the Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (SHaRe)
Carolyn Y Ho, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization and Trends in Utilization, Patient Selection, and Appropriateness of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Findings From the NCDR-CathPCI Registry
Nihar Desai, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Simultaneous Publication in JAMA

Clopidogrel on Top of Aspirin for the Prevention of New-onset Migraine Headache Attacks Following Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defects: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind Trial (CANOA)
Josep Rodes-Cabau, Quebec Heart & Lung Institute, Quebec City, QC, Canada

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Simultaneous Publication in JAMA
CS.02 - Cutting Edge Technologies in EP

Managing Atrial Fibrillation: A Personalized Medicine Approach
Isabelle C Van Gelder | Groningen, Netherlands

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is Detrimental in Patients with QRS Duration Greater Than 180ms and Right Bundle Branch Block Morphology: Analysis From the Medicare ICD Registry
Varun Sundaram, University Hospital/Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Miniaturized Transcatheter Delivered Cardiac Pacing: Primary Results of a Worldwide Clinical Trial
Dwight W Reynolds, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Simultaneous Publication in NEJM

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Video Decision Support Tool to Depict Goals of Care and Resuscitation Options for Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Areej El-Jawahri, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

Peri-procedural Safety of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion with the WATCHMAN Device. Preliminary Data From the EWOLUTION Registry
Lucas Boersma, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands

Abstract (PDF) | Presentation Slides (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF)

SVT Guideline Update
Richard Page, Madison, WI

Presentation Slides (PDF)