Older adults with atrial fibrillation who underwent left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) at the time of cardiac surgery had an approximately 40 percent reduction in thromboembolism and a 15 percent reduction in all-cause mortality, according to a database analysis.

On the final day of this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference, Mary Norine Walsh, MD, assumed her role as the president of the organization.

Moderate alcohol consumption was associated with a lower risk of several cardiovascular diseases compared with not drinking and heavy drinking, according to a populationbased cohort study in the United Kingdom.

Findings presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session show that adding a cholesterol-lowering drug to treatment with a statin has no effect on cognition and thinking.

Coffee shops and bank automated teller machines (ATMs) offered the best out-of-hospital cardiac arrest coverage in Toronto from 2007 to 2015, according to a retrospective, population-based cohort study.