Why was ORBITA MIA at the AHA?

By offering a last minute 2-for-1 deal shortly before its annual meeting in Anaheim the American Heart Association signalled its desperation. During the meeting, as the tumbleweed rolled down the lonely halls of the Anaheim Convention Center, the reason for the deal was apparent to everyone. The lack of crowds, the low energy, the paucity…

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AHA President Suffers A Heart Attack Monday Morning

–The AHA reports that he received a stent and is doing well. The president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, had a “mild heart attack” on Monday morning, according to the AHA. Warner received a stent at an undisclosed hospital. The AHA said he is “doing well.” Warner is 52. The attack occurred while…

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American College of Cardiology Announces Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

The American College of Cardiology announced the lineup of late-breaking clinical trials for its upcoming annual meeting in Washington, DC. The opening session will include the most eagerly anticipated trials– the main results of Symplicity HTN-3 and the  comparison of Corevalve and surgery in high risk patients. Subsequent sessions will include several phase 3 trials…

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L.A. Confidential: Preview Of AHA Scientific Sessions 2012

The American Heart Association scientific sessions, which start next weekend in Los Angeles, will be bigger than ever, with 853 separate sessions– 111 more than last year– and 27 late-breaking clinical trials– 6 more than last year. Elliott Antman, chair of the scientific sessions program committee, provided a preview of some of the highlights of this…

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Welcome to Chicago!

Get ready for ACC.1212, the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Sessions start on Saturday. The first late-breakers come off embargo at 9 AM ET (8 AM CT). See you in Chicago!…

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