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Overall in-hospital cardiac arrest survival improves, lower survival on nights, weekends

(American College of Cardiology) Overall survival has improved for the approximately 200,000 patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest in the US each year, but patients who arrest during nights or weekends continue to experience lower survival compared to patients who arrest during daytime hours. Show More Summary

New blood pressure guidelines: supporters get coverage, critics don’t. Why?

Last month the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released new guidelines advising that high blood pressure (‘hypertension’) be defined at 130/80 millimeters of mercury, instead of the previously widely accepted (and higher) threshold of 140/90. Show More Summary

What those new blood pressure guidelines mean for you

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced new comprehensive guidelines for evaluating blood pressure Monday, November 13 that will drastically increase the number of Americans who have hypertension. The committee that drafted the new guidelines lowered the...

What's Changed: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

High blood pressure (hypertension) is redefined for the first time in 14 years by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Can Eating Nuts Help Those of Us With Elevated Heart Disease Risks?

The American College of Cardiology has published a study showing that eating nuts may help lower cardiovascular disease risks. This study is the largest thus far to look at frequency of nut consumption and how it relates to incidences of cardiovascular disease. The American College of Cardiology released a statement saying that in a nut […]

American College of Cardiology Asia Pacific Conference to kick off in Shanghai

(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Asia Pacific Conference 2017 in Shanghai in collaboration with the China Cardiovascular Association from Dec. 1-3, 2017, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region.

Despite Known Conflicts, ACC/HRS Endorse MOC

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC), two organizations who stand to gain handsomely from their NCDR procedural registries, published a carefully-worded combined statement on "Lifelong Learning Requirements...Show More Summary

Meat-Eaters Have Significantly Higher Blood Pressure Than Vegetarians, Vegans

Click here for reuse options! Yet another reason to break our unhealthy love affair with meat. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, according to new standards from the American College of Cardiology and other associations. Show More Summary

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30 Million Americans Were Just Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure, Here's Why...

30 million Americans who woke perfectly healthy yesterday morning are now suddenly in need of expensive hypertension treatments after the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology decided to lower the definition of "high blood pressure" to 130/80 from the previous trigger of 140/90. Show More Summary

What the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean for You

The percentage of Americans with high blood pressure jumped from 32 percent to 46 percent today, when the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines f...

Almost Half of Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under New Guidelines

2 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

In the first change to blood pressure guidelines in 14 years, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology say that the threshold for high blood pressure should be lower. Under the new guidelines, nearly half of American adults will be considered to have high blood pressure, according to the heart experts who…

Research shows low chance of sudden cardiac arrest after sex

(American College of Cardiology) A small percentage of sudden cardiac arrest events are related to sexual activity, but survival rates in those cases remain low, according to a research letter published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017. Show More Summary

American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference to kick off in Dubai

(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017 in Dubai from Oct. 19-21, 2017, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the Middle East.

Registry data examines oral anticoagulant use in women, adverse events after PCI discharge

(American College of Cardiology) Data from the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry was the source of several published studies in recent months, including a study on predicting 30-day readmission rates...Show More Summary

The American College of Cardiology and ABIM

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

I wonder how many American College of Cardiology (ACC) members are aware that the ACC entered into a "Memorandum of Understanding" with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), (along side the American College of Physicians and...Show More Summary

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

5 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

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…

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