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Heart failure patients, clinicians have differing perceptions of risk level

(American College of Cardiology) Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death while few of those patients considered themselves to be at high risk, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure.

New cancer diagnosis may come with risk of thromboembolism

(American College of Cardiology) Patients newly diagnosed with cancer may have a substantially increased short-term risk of arterial thromboembolism, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may have protective health effects

(American College of Cardiology) Light-to-moderate drinking can lower risk of mortality from all-causes and cardiovascular disease, while heavy drinking can significantly increase risk of mortality from all-causes and cancer, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Having a Drink May Help You Live Longer

Heavy drinking can contribute to disease and early death, but the health effects of alcohol at lower levels are less clear. Now, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology offers some of the best news yet for people who enjoy a daily drink: Light-to-moderate alcohol use is associated with a…

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive American College of Cardiology Awards for Heart Attack Treatment

Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Ocean Medical Center in Brick have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry - Get with the Guidelines Platinum Achievement Award for outstanding care for cardiac patients.

The Type of Plant-Based Diet You Follow Makes a Big Difference

These days you are likely to hear about the health benefits of a plant-based diet. However, not all plant-based diets are the same and according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology there is a healthy plant-based diet and an unhealthy one. It’s common to hear the recommendation […]

Study Allays Concerns Over Aspirin's Safety for Heart Failure Patients

A study by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and published in JACC: Heart Failure, a journal of the American College of Cardiology Foundation, allays concerns among cardiologists that aspirin could...Show More Summary

ACC joins hospitals in Central, Eastern China to launch Valvular Heart Disease Program

(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology (ACC), working with prominent hospitals in central and eastern China, is launching a series of educational forums for physicians on valvular heart disease prevention, diagnosis and management. Show More Summary

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Win Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals honored for implementing the most timely and research-based standards outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's prevention guidelines.

Equity doesn't mean equal in heart health care

(American College of Cardiology) Radical changes to our health care system that take into account the unique needs of women, including minority populations, are needed to ensure women are receiving the same high-quality care that men...Show More Summary

Shingles sufferers could face risk of stroke, heart attack

People who develop shingles have a 59 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who don't get the viral infection. That's according to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which also claims there's a 35 percent higher risk of stroke for those who get shingles. The report says "the […]

Novel approach may improve valve function in some patients

(American College of Cardiology) Pulsed cavitation ultrasound can be used to remotely soften human degenerative calcified biosprosthetic valves and significantly improve the valve opening function, according to a novel study published today in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Show More Summary

Stopping drug abuse can reverse related heart damage

(American College of Cardiology) Quitting methamphetamine use can reverse the damage the drug causes to the heart and improve heart function in abusers when combined with appropriate medical treatment, potentially preventing future drug-related cases of heart failure or other worse outcomes, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure.

Predictive models may help determine which patients benefit from ICDs

(American College of Cardiology) Two predictive models may help cardiologists decide which patients would most benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), suggests a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Show More Summary

Elevated cardiac troponin may occur without heart attack

(American College of Cardiology) Elevated cardiac troponin, a diagnostic marker of damage to the heart, may occur even if a patient has not had a heart attack, according to a study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science.

Heart Disease Prevention - Is It Safe To Use Herbal Medicine For Heart Disease Prevention?

Many people believe that products labelled as natural are always safe and good for them. A recent paper published online February 27, 2017 in the ‘Journal of the American College of Cardiology’ suggested that 1 in every 5 American adults...Show More Summary

CT scans reveal reduced leaflet motion after aortic valve replacement

(American College of Cardiology) About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood clots around the valve leaflets (known as subclinical leaflet thrombosis) that reduced the motion of the valves, according to an observational study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.

Embol-X and CardioGard do not reduce overall number of brain lesions, may affect size

(American College of Cardiology) Two FDA-cleared medical devices designed to remove potential vessel-blocking debris particles from the bloodstream during aortic valve replacement, known as Embol-X and CardioGard, did not significantly...Show More Summary

Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFib

(American College of Cardiology) For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was associated...Show More Summary

Blood test can detect heart damage after non-cardiac surgery

(American College of Cardiology) A blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream when injury to the heart occurs, can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery...Show More Summary

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