UNC Hospitals is one of only 26 hospitals nationwide to receive this award, which recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.
As discussed by Emily Zeigenfuse of the American College of Cardiology (ACC):We went live on June 14, 2010, and we’ve had a few challenges. The website wasn’t 100% perfect, and our readers let us know immediately. The comments box, where...Show More Summary
Some patients undergoing nuclear stress tests for cardiac imaging may be exposing themselves to unnecessary radiation, says a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. An analysis found that nearly one out of every 10 patients under age 65 had at least one cardiac imaging procedure over a three-year period, [...]
According to the American College of Cardiology, here's what you get when you ask nearly 400 of 'em:Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cardiologists in private practices are currently compensated on a fee-for-service basis (FFS) exclusively;...Show More Summary
Years ago, when I was indoctrinated as a fellow in to American College of Cardiology, Dick Cheney - then a former secretary of state, was the keynote speaker at our commencement ceremony. His keynote speech reflected on what it was like to watch his father die following a massive heart attack, comforted only by morphine, oxygen, bed rest. Show More Summary
AACN endorses scientific statement from American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation that nurses, healthcare professionals should monitor drugs that prolong Q-T intervals and increase risk of Torsades de Pointes (TdP), a rare heart rhythm problem.
In a position statement endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology Foundation, a panel of experts has recommended that men under age 50 and women under age 60 who have diabetes but no other major risk factors for heart disease should probably not be on low-dose aspirin therapy...
Hard to believe, but true:Ogletree Deakins will vacate its current D.C. office at 2400 N St. NW. The labor and employment law firm is on the market for a new space because the owner of its building, the American College of Cardiology Foundation, wants to expand into Ogletree’s space. Show More Summary
Sanofi-Aventis’s Multaq, which got off to a slow start last year, is only modestly effective and has no clear safety benefits, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study found the heart med is 50 percent less effective against atrial fibrillation than its rival amiodarone, which is [...]
File this under fabulous marketing. The recently launched Multaq drug for atrial fibrillation received some unusual treatment from the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, which teamed to launch a new web site devoted to treating atrial fibrillation. As noted by CardioBrief, the Sanofi-Aventis logo appears in the lower right hand corner [...]
---reduced hospitalizations, including those for bleeding and thromboembolism, in the Medco-Mayo Warfarin Effectiveness Study (MM-WES) presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2010 Scientific Sessions reported here via Medscape.
A study questions the effectiveness of routine aspirin therapy in preventing heart disease, while another suggests that LVADs may aid in weight loss for obese patients awaiting a heart transplant....
Pathway Genomics Inc., a U.S. based genetic testing company, responded to research released at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting that found that the number of hospitalizations for heart patients taking warfarin, the world's...Show More Summary
Click image to enlargeI couldn't help but notice the "Heart Hub" at the American College of Cardiology Meeting this year, pictured above. There were doctors nicely nuzzled up to a bar in a relaxed atmosphere where a bartender servedShow More Summary
While speaking at the American College of Cardiology yesterday, Steve Nissen criticized the American Heart Association for its financial relationship with Coca-Cola. Why? He said their ties influenced AHA statements that a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks needs more study and the findings of a study linking sodas to obestiy weren’t conclusive, the Associated Press reports. Nissen [...]
Data presented at the 59th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology have shown greater reductions in stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) for dabigatran etexilate compared to the current standard of...Show More Summary
There is quite a buzz about the latest findings from the controversial ACCORD study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology annual meeting. Using medication to lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol...Show More Summary
Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steve Nissen knows how to choose his moments, and so, chose the American College of Cardiology convention in Atlanta to criticize that group for allowing ties with industry to influence its policies and education programs for doctors....
At the American College of Cardiology's 59th annual scientific session in Atlanta this week, Abbott released results of a Phase 2 clinical trial of its bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). In this 30 day trial, the new stenting technology...Show More Summary
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine are presenting more than 20 ground-breaking studies at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 59th annual scientific session (ACC.10) in Atlanta. Their research includes data showing that the World Trade Center (WTC) collapse has caused potentially dangerous heart problems in responders on-site.