Late-Breaking Science to headline Scientific Sessions

The lineup of planned Late-Breaking Science is stronger this year than ever before.


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The lineup of planned Late-Breaking Science is stronger this year than ever before. Here are the nine featured late-breaking science presentations. Check the Online Program Planner for times and dates of the presentations.

LBS.01: Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation: Vitamins, Minerals, Nutrients and More

  • Omecamtiv Mecarbil in Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The Global Approach to Lowering Adverse Cardiac Outcomes Through Improving Contractility in Heart Failure (GALACTIC-HF) Trial — GALACTIC-HF
  • Ferric Carboxymaltose in Iron Deficient Patients Admitted for Acute Heart Failure — AFFIRM-AHF
  • The Vital Rhythm Trial: Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Vitamin D Supplementation in the Primary Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation — VITAL Rhythm

LBS. 02: Bending the Curve for CV Disease — Precision or PolyPill?

  • A Polypill for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Intermediate Risk People: Results of the International Polycap Study (TIPS)-3 — TIPS-3
  • Aspirin Alone and in Combination With a Polypill in Cardiovascular Disease Primary Prevention: Results From the International Polycap Study (TIPS)-3 — TIPS-3
  • Prevalence and Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease in the General Population — Results From the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Bioimage Study (scapis) — SCAPIS

LBS.03: Current Challenges in Coronary and Valve Disease

  • Ticagrelor Versus Clopidogrel in Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Alpheus Trial — ALPHEUS
  • Coronary OCT and Cardiac MRI to Determine Underlying Causes of MINOCA in Women — HARP — Women’s Heart Attack Research Program

LBS.04: Fish Oil, Fancy Drugs and Frustrations in Lipid Management

  • STRENGTH Trial: Cardiovascular Outcomes With Omega-3 Carboxylic Acids (Epanova) in Patients With High Vascular Risk and Atherogenic Dyslipidemia — STRENGTH
  • Effects of N-3 Fatty Acid Supplements on Clinical Outcome After Myocardial Infarction in the Elderly: Results of the Omemi Trial — OMEMI 
  • A Three-Arm N-of-1 Trial With Statin, Placebo and Tablet Free Periods, to Verify Side Effects and Identify Their Cause: The SAMSON Trial — SAMSON
  • The Efficacy and Safety of Evinacumab in Patients With Refractory Hypercholesterolemia

LBS.05: Stents, Valves and Clots

  • A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of the BuMA Supreme™ Biodegradable Drug Coated Coronary Stent System in Patients With Stable or Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Primary Endpoint Results of the PIONEER III Trial — PIONEER III
  • One-Month Dual Antipletelet Therapy Followed by Aspirin Monotherapy After Drug Eluting Stent Implantation — One-Month DAPT trial
  • Rivaroxaban Versus Warfarin in Patients With Bioprosthetic Mitral Valves and Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter: Primary Results From the RIVER Randomized Trial — RIVER Trial

LBS.06: To Screen or Not to Screen, and Then What?  Studies of Detection and Treatment of AF

  • Enhanced Monitoring for Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery: Primary Results of The SEARCH-AF Cardiolink Randomized Trial — SEARCH-AF
  • Screening for Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults at Primary Care Visits Using Single Lead Electrocardiograms: The VITAL-AF Trial — VITAL-AF
  • 3-Year Clinical Outcomes in a Nationwide, Randomized, Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Atrial Fibrillation Screening — Mhealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (mstops) — mSToPS
  • Early Invasive Intervention for Atrial Fibrillation — EARLY-AF

LBS.07: Randomized Trials — Brain, Kidney and Heart

  • Finerenone and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes — FIDELIO-DKD
  • Ticagrelor Added to Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke or Tia of Atherosclerotic Origin —THALES
  • RHAPSODY: Rilonacept an IL-1α and IL-1β Trap Resolves Pericarditis Episodes and Reduces Risk of Recurrence in a Phase 3 Trial of Patients With Recurrent Pericarditis — RHAPSODY
  • Rapid Assessment of Potential Ischemic Heart Disease With CTCA: The Rapid-CTCA Trial. A Randomized Trial of CTCA in the Evaluation, Intervention and Outcome of Adults With Suspected or Confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome Presenting to the Emergency Department — RAPID-CTCA
  • SOLOIST-WHF: Sotagliflozin in Diabetes Patients with Recent Worsening Heart Failure – SOLOIST-WHF
  • SCORED: Sotagliflozin in Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease – SCORED

LBS.08: AHA Goes Viral: COVID-19, Influenza Vaccines and Cardiovascular Disease

  • The AHA COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry: Design, Implementation and Initial Results
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in Treatment and Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19: Findings from the American Heart Association COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry
  • Association of Body Mass Index With Death, Mechanical Ventilation and Cardiovascular Outcomes in COVID-19: Findings From the AHA COVID-19 Cardiovascular Disease Registry
  • Impact of Cardiovascular Disease on Outcomes Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Results From >14,000 Patients Across the United States
  • High Dose Versus Standard Dose Influenza Vaccine in Patients With High Risk Cardiovascular Disease: Results From the Invested Trial — INVESTED

LBS.09: High Tech or High Touch: Creative Strategies to Optimize Patient Care

  • An Electronically Delivered, Patient-Activation Tool for Intensification of Medications for Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The EPIC-HF Trial — EPIC-HF
  • My Recorded On-Demand Audio Discharge Instructions (MyRoad) In Heart Failure — MYROAD
  • Digital Care Transformation: One-Year Report of >5,000 Patients Enrolled in a Remote Algorithm-Based CV Risk Management Program to Achieve Optimal Lipid and Hypertension Control
  • Group Medical Visits and Microfinance for Patients With Diabetes and Hypertension in Western Kenya: Results of the BIGPIC Trial — BIGPIC