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CardioSource WorldNews EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Alfred Bove, MD, PhD PUBLISHER Gene Conselyea AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY STAFF SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Kevin Fitzpatrick CONTENTS DECEMBER 2014 PUBLISHING DIRECTOR Kim Murphy DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Shalen Fairbanks EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Rick McGuire MANAGING EDITOR Eric Raible DIGITAL PROJECTS MANAGER Chris Gedikli ART DIRECTOR Ari Mihos ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS John Salesi Charlene DePrizio PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER Joe Corrao EDITORIAL CONSULTANTS Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, FACC Peter C. Block, MD, FACC Alfred Bove, MD, PhD, MACC Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, MACC Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC Joanne Foody, MD, FACC Ty Gluckman, MD, FACC Suzanne Hughes, MSN, RN Spencer B. King, III, MD, MACC ADVERTISING NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER Linsey Rosenthal ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Adam Sansolo Recruitment advertising orders can be sent to: DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT CLASSIFIEDS John Baltazar, CSMR 34 COVER STORY Silver Linings? A mix of good and bad news is highlighted in a wide-ranging roundup of noteworthy research from AHA 2014 and updates to previous CSWN reporting. FEATURE GUEST COMMENTARY Aspirin: Good Drug, Bad Drug Updates from TACT2 CSWN dives deeper to look at the use of aspirin in a variety of settings. By Debra L. Beck 44 Gervasio Lamas, MD, provides an update to his October 2013 CSWN column. 53 10 EDITOR’S CORNER by Alfred Bove, MD, PhD 64 STRAIGHT TALK by Steven E. Nissen, MD THE BEAT CLINICAL NEWS COLUMNS 18 Number Check 22 Multimedia Highlights 24 Patient Focus 26 JACC in a Flash 30 Journal Wrap 31 ACCEL 56 Clinical Innovators 62 Health Tech 63 Business Consult Subscription inquiries should be sent to: All correspondence for the American College of Cardiology should be sent to: Resource Center, American College of Cardiology, 2400 N Street NW, Washington DC 20037-1153. Neither the American College of Cardiology nor the publisher is responsible for statements made by any contributor. Statements or opinions expressed in CardioSource WorldNews do not represent official policy of the American College of Cardiology unless so stated. No responsibility is assumed by the American College of Cardiology or the Publisher for any injury or damage to persons or property as a matter of product liability, negligence or otherwise or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the material herein. Although all advertising material published in CardioSource WorldNews is expected to conform to ethical (medical) standards, inclusion in this publication does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement by the American College of Cardiology or the Publisher of the quality or value of such product or of the claim made of it by its manufacturer. About the American College of Cardiology The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at CardioSource WorldNews (ISSN: 2165-3674) is published once per month except for April when there will be two issues published by American Medical Communications, 630 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Manalapan, NJ 07726. Periodical postage at Manalapan, NJ and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to American Medical Communications, 630 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Manalapan, NJ 07726. ©Copyright, 2014. American College of Cardiology Foundation. 4 CardioSource WorldNews December 2014