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A doctor who presented research on the importance of CPR during the American Heart Association’s resuscitation conference in Chicago proved her point hours later, saving a man who collapsed in a hotel lobby.

Monique Anderson, M.D., was talking with another doctor about the importance of fast response to cardiac emergencies while leaving a reception Sunday night when they saw a middle-age man face down on the ground.

Anderson and three other doctors ran to him, rolled him over and saw that his face was ashen. He was not breathing and had no pulse.

Anderson -- who had never performed CPR outside a hospital setting -- quickly yelled out instructions to one of the doctors to call 9-1-1 and started chest compressions. After a few rounds, the man sat up and said, "I'm OK, I'm OK," Anderson said. more...
Posted by Summer H. on Nov 20, 2014 9:00 AM CST
LBCT.04: Ischemic Heart Disease: Drugs, Devices and Systems of Care
 


Overview of LBCT.04: Elliott Antman, MD; Mariell Jessup, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD; Robert Bonow, MD
 
Long-term Outcome of Biodegradable Compared to Durable Polymer Drug-eluting Stents and Bare Metal Stents - Main Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in Circulation | Video

Christoph A Kaiser, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Primary Outcomes of the EVOLVE II Trial: A Prospective Randomized Investigation of a Novel Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated, Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent

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

Dean J. Kereiakes, The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center/ The Lindner Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Oxygen Therapy in Acute St-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The Air Versus Oxygen in Myocardial Infarction (AVOID) Study

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | VIdeo

Dion Stub, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Photo to come Developing Regional STEMI Systems of Care: Final Results of the Mission: Lifeline STEMI ACCELERATOR Study

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

Matthew W Sherwood, Duke University, Durham, NC

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 19, 2014 12:26 PM CST
LBCT.03: Treatment of Structural Heart Disease
 


Overview of LBCT.03: Elliott Antman, MD; Robert Bonow, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD
 
Randomized Trial of Atenolol Versus Losartan in Children and Young Adults With Marfan Syndrome

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in NEJM | Video

Ronald V Lacro, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
A Randomized Trial of Losartan In Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - The INHERIT Trial

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Video

Anna Axelsson, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Incidence of Infective Endocarditis in England is Increasing - An Assessment of the Impact of Cessation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Using Population Statistics

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in Lancet

Martin H Thornhill, The School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kindom
The Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: A Randomized Clinical Trial From The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in NEJM

Robert E MichlerMontefiore-Einstein Heart Center, New York, NY

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 18, 2014 11:51 AM CST
Science and Technology Hall was again a flurry of activity during Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago.
Speaking of flurries, the snow continued to dance in the air and the thermometer read 18 degrees for most of the day.
Inside, we were all staying warm, learning CPR to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" and showing our support of Go Red for Women Day. Here are a few snapshots from the day:







Posted by Summer H. on Nov 17, 2014 5:50 PM CST
LBCT.02: Anti-Lipid Therapy and Prevention of CAD
 


Overview of LBCT.02: Elliott Antman, MD; Neil Stone, MD; Clyde Yancy, MD
 
 
IMPROVE-IT Trial: A Comparison of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin versus Simvastatin Monotherapy on Cardiovascular Outcomes After Acute Coronary Syndromes

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | News Release | Video

Christopher P Cannon, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Low-Dose Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Elderly Patients With Multiple Atherosclerotic Risk Factors: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in JAMA

Kazuyuki Shimada, Shin-Oyama City Hospital, Tochigi, Japan
Screening For Asymptomatic Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Among High-Risk Diabetic Patients Using Coronary CT Angiography: Primary Results of FACTOR-64, a Randomized Controlled Trial

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Publication in JAMA | Video

Joseph B Muhlestein, Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah, Murrah, UT
ODYSSEY ALTERNATIVE: Efficacy And Safety of the Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/kexin Type 9 Monoclonal Antibody, Alirocumab, versus Ezetimibe, in Patients With Statin Intolerance as Defined by a Placebo Run-in and Statin Rechallenge Arm

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | News Release

Patrick M Moriarty, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 17, 2014 11:23 AM CST
There was snow and frozen yogurt and a packed room for opening remarks. There were chair massages and cashmere scarves and even a couple of stock cars in Exhibition Hall. Scientific Sessions 2014 is officially underway in Chicago! 

The new Life Is Why slogan welcomes attendees to Sessions.



Attendees stroll around Exhibition Hall.



The PON booth is located in HeartQuarters. Stop by and say hi!



And don't forget that Monday is Go Red for Women Day! Wear red in support of awareness, prevention and cure.



Thank you for your membership in the PON and for helping us grow our online community!


 

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 16, 2014 5:15 PM CST
LBCT.01: Risk and Benefit of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy



Overview of LBCT.01: Elliott Antman, President, American Heart Association

 
Risk and Benefit of Prolonged Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Drug-eluting Coronary Stents: Primary Endpoint Results from the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Study

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | News Release | Simultaneous Publication in NEJM | Video

Laura Mauri, Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, MA
Increased Risk of Ischemic Events Upon Discontinuation of Prasugrel After 12 or 30 Months of Therapy Following Placement of the Taxus Liberté Paclitaxel- Eluting Coronary Stent

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | News Release | Publication in Circulation | Video

Kirk N Garratt, Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute, New York, NY
Randomized, Double Blind Trial of 6 Versus 12 Months Of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After DES-Implantation (ISAR-SAFE)

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | News Release | Video

Stefanie Schüpke (née Schulz), Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Muenchen, Germany
Is 6 Months DAPT Post Coronary Stenting Non Inferior To 24 Months? The Italic/ Italic+ Randomized Trial. Results of the One Year Primary Endpoint

Presentation Slides (PDF) | Summary Slide (PDF) | Abstract (PDF) | Discussant Slides (PDF) | Video | Simultaneous Publication in JACC

Martine Gilard, University of Brest, Brest Cedex, France

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 16, 2014 4:41 PM CST
Early PCI Is Associated with Short- and Long-Term Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest 

Presentation Slides

Guillaume Geri -- Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
Posted by Summer H. on Nov 16, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Statewide Implementation of a Standardized Prearrival Telephone CPR Program Is Associated with Increased Bystander CPR and Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest 

Presentation Slides

Bentley Bobrow -- Arizona Department of Health Services,Phoenix, AZ

Posted by Summer H. on Nov 16, 2014 11:08 AM CST

CS.04: Advanced Cardiovascular Disease: Complications and Challenges
 
Douglas L. Mann
Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO
 
A Multicenter, Randomized Study Assessing the Efficacy of Left Ventricular Augmentation with Algisyl-LVR in the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure Patients with Ischemic and Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Interim Results of the AUGMENT-HF Study 
 
 
Posted by Summer H. on Nov 20, 2013 3:33 PM CST
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