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American College of Cardiology (ACC) 60th Annual Scientific Session

April 02 - 05, 2011; New Orleans, Louisiana

This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American College of Cardiology.


ACC 2011 Research Highlights: A Slideshow Presentation
Read our slideshow for results from the leading trials presented at the American College of Cardiology 2011 Scientific Sessions. Featuring analysis of PARTNER cohorts A and B, RIVAL, STICH, STICH substudy, MAGELLAN, OSCAR, EVEREST II, PRECOMBAT, RESOLUTE, PLATINUM, ISAR CABG, and EXCELLENT.

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Expert Video Commentary

Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley covers highlights of the 2011 American College of Cardiology meeting as they unfold. This year there are a number of exciting developments and presentations that could alter practice.

  • Improving DVT Prophylaxis and Other Stories From ACC 2011

    On the closing day of ACC, prevention of venous thromboembolism, duration of dual antiplatelet therapies, and antihypertensive treatment for the elderly made the news. Watch analysis of the top trials.
  • Major Trials From ACC 2011 Affect Cardiology Interventions

    Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, reports that on day 2 of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 Scientific Sessions, the STICH trial (CABG in HF patients), EVEREST (MitraClip vs surgery), and a host of interventional trials were the top stories. Learn the essentials.
  • TAVI vs Surgery -- Center Stage at ACC 2011

    Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation was center stage today at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 Scientific Sessions. Watch analysis of the PARTNER cohorts A and B.
Expert Video Blog

Dr. Ileana Piña, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, offers insights on ACC 2011 in the context of practice-changing studies in heart failure.