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Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Congress 2008

October 25 - 29, 2008; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Conference News

  • Six-Month TRANSFER-AMI

    Investigators observed persistent trends toward a reduction in reinfarction and say that the data support the 30-day results that showed a benefit of PCI within six hours of fibrinolytic therapy in STEMI patients.
    Heartwire, October 30, 2008
  • Ivabradine in ADD-IFI

    Adding the novel heart-rate-reducing medication to atenolol 50 mg in patients with stable angina improved exercise duration compared with beta-blocker use alone. Ivabradine was also shown to be safe and well tolerated, report investigators.
    Heartwire, October 29, 2008
  • Harvesting of Radial Artery

    Endoscopic harvesting of the radial artery for CABG surgery significantly reduces postoperative wound pain and improves patient satisfaction with the cosmetic results, but there was only a trend toward a reduction in wound infection, a new study has shown.
    Heartwire, October 29, 2008
  • Radial-Access PCI and Bleeding

    In addition to the reduction in major bleeding, there were trends toward a reduction in ischemic events, although these did not reach statistical significance. A second study also showed that radial-access PCI in STEMI patients does not compromise reperfusion times.
    Heartwire, October 28, 2008

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