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Mild high blood pressure in young adults linked to heart problems later in life

Young adults with even slightly above-normal blood pressure may be more likely to have heart problems later in life, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study focused on nearly 2,500 men and women who were 18 to 30 years old when the study began and whose health was followed for 25 years. Show More Summary

First-Year Undergrad Identifies Method to Potentially Save Money in Health Care

Nationwide implementation of the American College of Cardiology's appropriate use criteria could result in a cost savings of more than $2.3 billion, based on a two-year study of a community hospital in Illinois.

ACC Issues "Urgent" Message, But To Whom?

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) leadership, troubled by the "complex situation" presented by the changes in re-certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), issued an "urgent message" yesterday on their blog. This...Show More Summary

Atrial fibrillation guidelines 2014

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } These are the latest from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and he Heart Rhythm Society.

JACC cites our work in calling for journalists & researchers to share responsibility in protecting the public

Dr. Valentin Fuster of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cites our work in his editorial, “Journalists and Researchers: Equal Responsibility in Protecting the Public.” Excerpts of his editorial: “Over the past 10 months in these Editor’s Pages, I have often encouraged [...]

Is the Medicare "Doc Fix" Really So Appealing?

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

It was like magic, a vote was held in the House of Representatives on the Medicare "Doc Fix" and moments later, my inbox was filled with press releases from the American College of Cardiology and the AMA.  A few seconds later, a somewhat...Show More Summary

Are cardiac risk calculators accurate?

After more than a decade of titrating medications to low density lipoprotein cholesterol targets, family physicians who have transitioned to the 2013 American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guideline now base treatment decisions on a patient’s estimated 10-year risk for a cardiovascular event. Show More Summary

Study Finds Baroreflex Activation Therapy Effectively Treats Heart Failure

Results of a clinical trial announced today at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session show a new type of therapy is safe and effective for symptomatic advanced heart failure patients who are already receiving optimum drug and device therapy. The study also published in JACC Heart Failure.

Philips Launches Connected Cardiology Solution for Physicians

During the American College of Cardiology Conference, Philips has the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, a web-enabled image and information management system (CVIS) with a single integrated workspace that produces a holistic view of the patient’s care continuum across the entire cardiovascular service line. Show More Summary

Scientific Meetings Are Becoming MOC Training Sessions

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA.  This morning I was struck by the "Schedule At-a-Glance" sent to registrants participating in these sessions: ACC.15Show More Summary

American College of Cardiology to Honor Two Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Physicians During Annual Meeting

Two Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician-researchers are to receive prestigious awards from the American College of Cardiology during the medical society's 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo.

Where Will Social Media Be in Five Years?

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Where will social media be in five years? Will it be dead? Will it be thriving? What will it look like? This was just one question posed to me as a speaker in this topic for the 2015 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions...Show More Summary

Walking versus running

I recently read an interesting editorial in the Journal of American College of Cardiology about the relative benefits of walking and running [1]. The editorial is partly a comment on a paper published in the same edition of the journal which found that running for 5-10 minutes a day is associated with a 45 per […]

New studies fail to find cardiovascular risk with testosterone therapy

Two studies scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego failed to find a connection between testosterone therapy in men and heart problems, contradicting research that prompted the U.S. Show More Summary

Study: Could Too Much Running Shorten Your Life?

Science is now suggesting that you think twice before feeling smug about making it on to the treadmill this morning. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running too frequently may increase your mortality rate. Researchers studied 5,000 healthy adults, 1,098 of whom were runners and 3,950 of whom [...]

It's Scientifically Proven: Slow, Short Jogs Are Actually Better For You

5 months agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Great news for those who hate to run: there's a limit to how much good it may do you. A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has found a link between running more than four hours a week and an earlier...Show More Summary

Intense Runners, Couch Surfers Die at the Same Rate

A Danish study recently concluded that high-intensity, high-mileage joggers die at the same rate as channel-surfing couch potatoes. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, is the latest to confront the controversial topic of what constitutes too much exercise. Show More Summary

Take it easy: Light jogging optimal for longevity

Jogging may be best in small quantities according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers looked at 5,048 healthy participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study and questioned them about their activity. They identified and tracked 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 healthy but sedentary non-joggers for 12 years. read more

Survival rates higher in obese heart failure patients

Patients who were obese before developing heart failure lived longer than normal weight patients with the same condition according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the "obesity paradox" by following obese and non-obese heart failure patients for more than a decade. read more

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