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AHA Scientific Sessions – Meetings in Minutes – Day 3

Coverage of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010

Join us for Meetings in Minutes – AHA Scientific Sessions 2010 – Day 3.

Our third daily wrap-up features highlights from the key late breaking trials, and some of the most interesting abstracts presented at the meeting.

Key Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Covered:

• GRAVITAS Trial – Standard versus high dose clopidogrel according to platelet function testing after PCI

• TAMARIS Trial – NV1FGF gene therapy on amputation-free survival in critical limb ischemia – Phase 3 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial

• BASKET PROVE Trial – Late cardiac death and MI associated with late stent thrombosis in large vessel stenting after 1st and 2nd generation drug-eluting compared to bare-metal stents

• ACT Trial – Evaluated acetylcysteine for the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy

Highlighted in the video is expert commentary from leaders in cardiology including:

• Matthew Price, MD – Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Scripps Clinic; Assistant Professor, Scripps Translational Science Institute

• William R. Hiatt, MD – Novartis Foundation Endowed Professor for Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

• Marco Valgimigli, MD, PhD – Director, Cath Lab at Azienda Ospedialiero, University of Ferrera, Italy

• Otavio Berwanger, MD, PhD – Director, Research Institute, Hospital do Coração, Sao Paulo, Brazil

• Clyde Yancy, MD, FACC, FAHA, MACP – Medical Director, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute

• Christopher B. Granger, MD – Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center

• Sarwat Chaudhry, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

Check back tomorrow for AHA Scientific Sessions Meetings in Minutes – Day 4.