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UNC Hospitals receives performance achievement award from American College of Cardiology Foundation

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.

On the ACC's Growing Pains With Social Media

4 years agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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

Heart imaging may expose patients to unneeded radiation

4 years agoHealth : The Chart

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, [...]

How Do Cardiologists Want to Get Paid?

4 years agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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

Why Did Dick Cheney Develop Heart Failure?

4 years agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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 Key Patient Safety Initiative to Prevent Medication-Induced Heart Rhythm Problem

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.

New Aspirin Recommendations Released

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...

Finally: Doctors Push Some Lawyers Around

5 years agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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’s Multaq Is Less Effective Than Rival Drugs

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 [...]

A Sanofi Drug, A Web Site & Lack Of Disclosure

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 [...]

Warfarin genotyping

---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.

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Physicians Present Findings at American College of Cardiology Scientific Meeting

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 Responds To Medco, Mayo Clinic Study Revealing Gene Testing Reduces Hospitalization Rates For Warfarin Patients

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

Could This Be the ACC Meeting of the Future?

5 years agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

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

Steve Nissen Gets A Red Face Over A Red Dress

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 [...]

Dabigatran Etexilate Shows Greater Reductions Than Warfarin In Stroke In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Across All Stroke Risk Groups

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

Shedding Positive Light on ACCORD

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

Cardiologist claims cardiology groups too cozy with industry

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....

Abbott's Bioresorbable Stent Continues to Prove Itself in Trials

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

Mount Sinai Researchers Are the First to Identify Heart Abnormalities in World Trade Center Workers

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.

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