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Report: Performance measures should include patient actions

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2014) — The actions — or inaction — of patients should be considered in programs designed to improve care and patient outcomes, according to a report released today by the American College of Cardiology, AmericanShow More Summary

A Gut Bacteria Compound Is Linked To Heart Failure

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

Most Americans know that diet and heart health are connected, but a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looks at a surprising reason as to why. When your food gets to your stomach, your gut bacteria get to work. And when those bacteria digest carnitine, which is almost exclusively found…

Jersey Shore University Medical Center & Riverview Medical Center Receive American College of Cardiology Award

Meridian Health's Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2014.

American College of Cardiology removes one of its choosing wisely recommendations in light of recent evidence

From an ACC news release: In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American College of Cardiology has withdrawn...Show More Summary

Loyola Receives Platinum Award for Heart Attack Care

Loyola University Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology's Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. Loyola is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

Top stories in health and medicine, September 24, 2014

From MedPage Today: Key Updates for Angina, NSTEMI. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released an update of their guidelines for unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Show More Summary

UVA Honored for Improving Heart Attack Care

The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients. UVA is one of just 55 U.S. hospitals to receive the ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award.

Task force challenges some recommendations in updated cholesterol treatment guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

ABIM Placates Physician Anti-MOC Sentiment with "Commitments"

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

From the 5 Aug 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC): "Note: There is evidence that the ABIM has heard the concerns of its diplomats and is acting responsively. In a July 10, 2014 letter to the internal medicine...Show More Summary

Well: Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist

4 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, saw his cholesterol numbers plummet after adopting a vegan diet, and he advises many of his patients to go vegan.

Study: Running 5 Minutes a Day Could Add Years to Your Life

4 months agoHealth : Healthland

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, running 5 minutes per day can reduce an individual’s risk of premature death by about 3 years. Researchers found that people who ran less than an hour per week also saw an increase in lifespan, not just a decrease in…

Want to Live Longer? Go for a Run, Says Iowa State Researcher

Need an incentive to go for a run? A new Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found running for just five to 10 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Running as little as 30 minutes a week reduces your risk of early death

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Three's a crowd" by Thomas Rousing, a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. A study released this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that participants who ran less than one hour each week received the same health benefits as people who ran more. Read the rest

Endurance runners more likely to die of heat stroke than heart condition

Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors...Show More Summary

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

4 months agoHealth : The Chart

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease – whether you plod along or go at race speed. Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages of […]

Study: Heart attacks are deadlier for younger women

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that heart attacks are more fatal for young women than they are for men. Researchers found that from 2001 to 2010, 2 to 3 percent of women between the ages...Show More Summary

Heart Disease Prevention - New Guidelines For Doctors To Fight Obesity!

In November 2013, new guidelines were issued by a group of medical organizations that include the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society to fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. DoctorsShow More Summary

On the ACC's Response to ABIM’s MOC Requirements

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently issued a response to the American Board of Medical Subspecialty (ABMS) and American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) recent change to their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. Show More Summary

Study examines variation in cardiology practice guidelines over time

An analysis of more than 600 class I (procedure/treatment should be performed/administered) American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline recommendations published or revised since 1998 finds that about 80 percent...Show More Summary

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