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Science News from ACC.15

Coverage of American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2015
March 14–16, 2015 | San Diego, Calif.

ACC.15 Video Playlist


In these videos, key AHA volunteers discuss the most interesting science presented at ACC.15.

Included in the playlist are interviews on heart failure science, PCSK9 inhibitors, PROMISE and PEGASUS trials, and a discussion of each day's presentations.

Photos of ACC.15


ACC.15 attendees can learn about AHA's many Health Initiatives programs at Booth 905.

Saturday's Selected Science

400-16 - A Randomized Comparison of Anatomic versus Functional Diagnostic Testing Strategies in Symptomatic Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Results from the PROMISE Trial (PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain)
Pamela S. Douglas | Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC

 

400-18 - Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin (PEGASUS) - Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 54
Marc Steven Sabatine | Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Sunday's Selected Science

402-08 - (OSLER 1&2) - Effect of the PCSK9 Inhibitor Evolocumab on Cardiovascular Outcomes
Marc Steven Sabatine | Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

 

402-10 - The EMBRACE STEMI Study: A Phase 2a, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of Intravenous Bendavia™ on Reperfusion Injury in Patients Treated with Standard Therapy Including Primary PCI and Stenting for ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
C. Michael Gibson | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

 

402-12 - (REGULATE-PCI) - A Randomized, Open-Label, Multi-Center, Active-Controlled, Parallel Group Study To Determine the Efficacy and Safety of the REG1 Anticoagulation System Compared to Bivalirudin in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Roxana Mehran | The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

 

402-14 - (SCOT-HEART) - Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography In Patients With Suspected Angina Due To Coronary Heart Disease
David E. Newby | University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 

402-16 - Economic Comparison of Anatomic Versus Functional Diagnostic Testing Strategies in Symptomatic Patients with Suspected CAD: Results from the PROspective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain (PROMISE) Trial
Daniel B. Mark | Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC
404-10 - Five-Year Outcomes after Randomization to Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: Final Results of the PARTNER 1 Trial
Michael Mack | Baylor Scott & White Health, Plano, TX

 

404-12 - (CoreValve) - A Randomized Comparison of Self-expanding Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Deemed at Increased Risk for Surgery 2-Year Outcomes
Michael J. Reardon | Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX

 

404-14 - Early Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes with the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System in Inoperable, High-Risk and Intermediate-Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients
Susheel Kodali | Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

 

404-16 - First Report of the DEFLECT III Trial Results: A Prospective Randomized Evaluation of The TriGuardTM HDH Embolic DEFLECTion Device During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Alexandra J. Lansky | Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

404-18 - Outcomes of the Initial Experience with Commercial Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair in the United States
Paul Sorajja | Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

Monday's Selected Science

408-08 - (AATAC) - Ablation vs. Amiodarone for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure and an Implanted device: Results from the AATAC Multicenter Randomized Trial
Luigi Di Biase | Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David's Medical Center, Austin, TX

 

408-10 - Effectiveness of Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation during Mitral Valve Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network
A. Gillinov | Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

 

408-12 - (LEGACY) - Long-Term Effect of Goal Directed Weight Management on an Atrial Fibrillation Cohort: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study (LEGACY Study)
Rajeev K. Pathak | Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
408-14 - (BEST) - Everolimus-Eluting Stents versus Bypass Surgery for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease
Seung-Jung Park | Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

 

408-16 - (ERRICA) - Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Derek J. Hausenloy | University College London, London, United Kingdom

 

410-08 - The Total Trial: A Randomized Trial Of Routine Aspiration Thrombectomy With Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Versus PCI Alone In Patients With St-elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary PCI
Sanjit S. Jolly | Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

 

410-10 - Transradial Versus Transfemoral Access In Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Invasive Management: Results From The Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events By Transradial Access Site And Systemic Implementation Of Angiox (matrix) Access Site Program
Marco Valgimigli | Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

410-12 - Bivalirudin Infusion Compared To Unfractionated Heparin In Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Invasive Management: Results From The Minimizing Adverse Haemorrhagic Events By Transradial Access Site And Systemic Implementation Of Angiox (matrix) Anti-thrombin Program
Marco Valgimigli | Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

410-14 - The Third DANish Study of Optimal Acute Treatment of Patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: PRImary PCI in MULTIvessel Disease
Thomas Engstrøm | University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

410-16 - After Eighty Study
Nicolai Tegn | Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway