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Is the Medicare "Doc Fix" Really So Appealing?

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

2 weeks 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?

2 weeks 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

2 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

"The Next Big Things" in Cardiovascular Medicine

More than 2,000 experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine will attend the annual American College of Cardiology 47th New York Cardiovascular Symposium December 12-14 at the New York Hilton-Midtown, which will highlight "The Next Big Things" in cardiovascular medicine.

Low levels of HEA prohormone predict coronary heart disease

Men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events. The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The term prohormone refers to the precursor of a hormone. Show More Summary

Most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines, study show

Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s now qualify for a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease under the recently released cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, an expert outlines.

For obese people, an increased risk of ‘silent’ heart damage, study says

4 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have identified a new risk for obese people: silent heart damage. In a study published in the October edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, the investigators found evidence that obesity is an "independent driver of heart muscle damage." Read full article >>

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

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