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UVA Earns National Award for High-Quality Heart Attack Care

University of Virginia Health System is one of just 78 U.S. hospitals to receive an American College of Cardiology award for consistently meeting performance standards in treating heart attack patients.

Heart Disease Prevention - Why Do Married People Have Lower Heart Disease Risk?

Married people are at a lower risk of getting a heart disease and stroke. A large study that was released on March 28, 2014 and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session on March 29, 2014, found...Show More Summary

American College of Cardiology and the MOC Crisis

last monthIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

This week's issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) contains an editorial from Robert Shor, MD, Chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Board of Governors entitled "Addressing the Maintenance of Certification...Show More Summary

University Hospital Receives National Award for Cardiac Care

University of Missouri Health Care's University Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology's ACTION Registry-Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2015. University Hospital is one of only 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor for high performance in caring for heart attack patients. Show More Summary

FAQ: What do the new studies on cholesterol-lowering statin guidelines mean for me?

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Start at the beginning. What guidelines are we talking about?In November 2013, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new recommendations for the use of cholesterol-lowering statins -- drugs like...Show More Summary

New guidelines for statin eligibility improve prediction of cardiovascular risk

The new guidelines for determining whether patients should begin taking statins to prevent cardiovascular disease issued in 2013 by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are more accurate and more efficient...Show More Summary

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?

4 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

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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?

5 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

6 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?

6 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

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