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La Liga Player Rankings After Week of August 29-31

Week 2 of La Liga has come and gone, with an international break already upon us to halt the flow of domestic action over in Spain. Nevertheless, it has been an eye-opening fortnight of games for several reasons, not least of which are...Show More Summary

FAMOUS-NSTEMI -- diagnostic technique allows avoidance of surgery in one-fifth of heart attacks

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: A method for measuring coronary artery blockage in heart attack patients can help more than one fifth of them avoid stents or surgery, according to a British study presented at the ESC Congress 2014 today. read more

NOMI -- nitric oxide inhalation in heart attack patients sends mixed messages, but may offer benefit

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: Inhaled nitric oxide, delivered to heart attack patients before and during treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not reduce the extent of damaged tissue (infarct), but may have improved recovery, according to Hot Line results presented today at ESC Congress 2014. read more

MITOCARE -- hopes dashed for an agent to prevent reperfusion injury

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: The administration of an experimental agent known as TRO40303 to patients who have had a heart attack, with the hope of preventing tissue damage when impaired blood flow is corrected (reperfusion),...Show More Summary

ATLANTIC -- ambulance administration of anti-clot drug may benefit heart attack patients

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Ambulance administration of the antiplatelet medication ticagrelor to patients with a type of heart attack known as ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is not better than hospital...Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. New Zealand: Live Score, Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

After winning its first two games at the FIBA World Cup in Spain, Team USA will try to keep a good thing going Tuesday against New Zealand. You can catch all the action at 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN. The New Zealanders are 0-2 so far in tournament play after losses to Turkey and the Dominican Republic. Show More Summary

RELAX AHF -- serelaxin reduces in-hospital worsening heart failure

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Serelaxin reduces the occurrence of in-hospital worsening heart failure by almost half in patients admitted for acute heart failure, according to the RELAX-AHF trial. The results were presented for the first time today at ESC Congress by co-principal investigator Professor John R. Teerlink. read more

One-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-3 confirm findings from 6 month analysis

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Longer-term follow-up data from the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial confirmed both the safety and absence of clinical benefit of renal denervation, according to the 12 month results presented for the first time at ESC Congress today by Professor George L. Show More Summary

CvL PRIT -- complete revascularization improves outcome in heart attack patients

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: In patients being treated for heart attack, complete revascularisation of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes compared to a strategy of unblocking just the "culprit" artery responsible for the heart attack, according to a new study presented today at ESC Congress 2014. read more

TASTE trial finds no benefit of thrombus aspiration for AMI at 1 year

Barcelona, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Thrombus aspiration for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) does not reduce mortality or other clinical endpoints long term, according to the awaited one-year follow-up results from the Thrombus Aspiration in ST- Elevation myocardial infarction in Scandinavia (TASTE) trial. Show More Summary

FOCUS -- polypill increases adherence to post MI treatment

BARCELONA, Spain – Tuesday 2 September 2014: A new polypill increases adherence to treatment following a myocardial infarction (MI), according to results from the FOCUS Study presented for the first time at ESC Congress 2014 today by principal investigator Dr Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart in New York, US (1). Show More Summary

FAME 2 -- FFR-guided drug-eluting stenting better than medical therapy in stable CAD

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September 2014: Fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided drug-eluting stenting reduces death, myocardial infarction or urgent revascularisation, as compared to medical therapy in patients with stable coronaryShow More Summary

Biventricular pacing disappoints in BIOPACE trial

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: Biventricular (BiV) pacing failed to significantly improve outcome compared to right ventricular (RV) pacing in patients with atrio-ventricular block (AVB) according to preliminary results presented...Show More Summary

SEPTAL CRT -- study finds alternative lead position is safe in cardiac resynchronization therapy

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: In heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), right ventricular (RV) lead placement in the mid-septum as compared to the conventional apical position results in similar outcomes, according to the SEPTAL-CRT study. read more

STAR AF 2 -- in ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation, 'less may be more'

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: In patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) - an abnormal heart rhythm – treating only the pulmonary veins with a procedure called ablation resulted in reasonable outcomes without the need to treat other areas of the heart, according to a new study presented as a Hot Line today at ESC Congress 2014. read more

Sector ETF Performances

By Marc Chandler: The US S&P 500 is at record highs. It has gained 8.4% for the year through August. This is among the best performers among the major markets. Spain's IBEX 35 has performed nearly as well, and Italy's FTSE Milan Index has trailed fractionally. Show More Summary

EUROECO-ICD home monitoring: Cost compares, but reimbursement lags

BARCELONA, Spain – Monday 1 September: Roughly a decade since the start of telemonitoring capabilities in implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), the first financial assessment of the impact of home monitored follow-up estimates the cost to physicians, hospitals and insurance providers is the same as traditional in-office monitoring, according to a new study. read more

Coffee increases prediabetes risk in susceptible young adults

Barcelona, Spain – Tuesday 2 September 2014: Coffee increases the risk of prediabetes in young adults with hypertension who are slow caffeine metabolisers, according to results from the HARVEST study presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Lucio Mos from Italy. People who drank more than three cups of coffee per day doubled their risk of prediabetes. read more

The Lancet: European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014 media alert

The Lancet is pleased to announce that the following papers will be published to coincide with presentation at the ESC Congress 2014, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, 30 August – 3 September 2014: Ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer...Show More Summary

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