American College of Cardiology 2013

The results of the ASTRONAUT study revealed that aliskiren did not improve post-discharge mortality and/or hospitalizations when added to standard therapy in recently hospitalized patients with worsening chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, stated Mihai Gheorghiade, MD, from the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

A novel formulation of omega-3 free fatty acids (OM3-FFA) at a dosage as low as 2g/d was effective and well tolerated in lowering non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), triglycerides (TG), and other markers of cardiovascular risk—including Apo CIII and Lp-PLA2—in patients with persistent hypertriglyceridemia on statin therapy, according to a study presented at ACC.13, the American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session.