AHA 2019 Meeting Coverage

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COMPLETE OCT Substudy: Non-Culprit Lesion Plaque Morphology in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Findings from a new study presented at the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia may explain the benefit of routine percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on obstructive non-culprit lesions in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel disease.
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Colchicine in PCI Linked with Reduced Inflammation

The use of colchicine can reduce inflammation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to the findings of a new study presented at the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.
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PTSD Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk Among Female Veterans

Female veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) incur more risk factors associated with heart disease, such as early obesity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association 2019 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.
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COACT: One-Year Outcomes of Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest without ST Segment Elevation

Patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) without signs of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), immediate coronary angiography was not found to improve survival at one year when compared to delayed coronary angiography, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia.
Icosapent Ethyl Slows Atherosclerosis Progression: EVAPORATE

EVAPORATE: Icosapent Ethyl Slows Atherosclerosis Progression

Icosapent ethyl was effective at slowing coronary atherosclerosis, according to new study results presented at the just-wrapped American Heart...

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