ACC20/WCC Virtual: Sports Cardiology Highlights – American College of Cardiology

The 69th American College of Cardiology (ACC)/World Congress of Cardiology(WCC) Scientific Sessions played witness to an unprecedented turn of events. For the first time in the history of the College, the Scientific Sessions were canceled in the face of the global SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite this ongoing public health crisis, the ACC delivered on its…

For TAVR patients with AFib, antiplatelet medication linked to poorer outcomes

“The rates of complications for TAVR—especially complications related to bleeding—remain high,” lead author Vincent Nijenhuis, MD, a cardiologist at St. Antonius Hospital in the Netherlands, said in a statement. “This study helps physicians to better understand the risks of adding antiplatelet therapy to oral anticoagulants—namely, that doing so…

Edoxaban noninferior to warfarin for thromboembolism, bleeding early after surgical valve implantation or repair

In patients who underwent surgical bioprosthetic valve implantation or repair, early postoperative anticoagulation with edoxaban was noninferior to warfarin for preventing thromboembolism and major bleeding during the first 3 months after the procedure, according to results of the ENAVLE trial presented at the virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session. “Our findings suggest