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Meeting Highlights

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2004

Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD
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The author summarizes the benefits of an extended-release niacin/statin combination to slow atherosclerosis; telmisartan for hypertensive patients with the metabolic syndrome; a glucose–insulin infusion for acute myocardial infarction; tilarginine; a nitrate/diuretic for African-Americans with heart failure; isotope versus vasodilator therapy; rimonabant for weight loss; atorvastatin to delay Alzheimer’s disease; and a new marker (Lp-PLA2) for coronary artery disease.