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New Online Tool Allows Patients to Make Better Informed Cardiac Care Decisions

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has partnered with the American College of Cardiology's Find Your Heart a Home(tm) pilot program, a campaign aimed at helping patients make informed choices about where to receive their cardiac care. It is one of only two hospitals in the nation selected to participate in the program.

Societies release recommendations for diagnosing chest pain in the emergency department

WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2016) -- New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have established appropriate use of diagnostic imaging for patients with chest pain, one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits. read more

Regular Exercise Critical for Heart Health, Longevity

American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council encourages physical activity for heart disease prevention.

Exercise reduces heart disease risk in depressed patients

WASHINGTON (Jan. 11, 2015) -- Symptoms of mild to minimal depression were associated with early indicators of heart disease in a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, but the study found regular exercise seems to reduce the adverse cardiovascular consequences of depression. read more

PatientsLikeMe, American College of Cardiology Partner on Diabetes Collaborative Registry

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and patient active network PatientsLikeMe have launched a partnership to explore innovative ways to make real-world patient feedback and experience more central to diabetes research and care.Show More Summary

How Childhood Stress Affects Future Health

NPR just reported a new study that points to the importance of helping children name and manage their emotions. The study reported in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that emotional distress during childhood, evenShow More Summary

The Staggering Health Risks of Drinking 1-2 Cans of Soda Daily

According to a review paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, consuming too many sugary beverages — meaning the drinks that contain sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose) — can lead to an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Show More Summary

Sugary Drinks: Find Alternatives for Better Health

Weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. These are some of the risks associated with consuming sugary drinks, according to a new report from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers found the health effects of drinking one or two servings a day of sugar-sweetened beverages include a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal […]

Sex does not increase heart attack risk - and is rarely the cause

Sex is rarely the cause of a heart attack, and most heart disease patients are safe to resume sexual activity after a heart attack, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. read more

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

7 months agoIndustries / 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?

7 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?

10 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 [...]

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