Top 10 ACC.org News Stories During 2015

The top accessed news story articles on ACC.org during 2015 included new guidelines for the management of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT); the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals of new heart failure (HF) drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs; the final Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and more.

In addition, earlier this year, ACC's 2015 Environmental Scanning Report noted that hot topics in 2015 included controversy surrounding changes to the American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification program; continued burden and costs associated with cardiovascular disease; declining cardiology reimbursement; the shift towards value-based payment; rapid adoption of information technology; significant changes in clinical risk assessment and cholesterol management; and changing workforce needs.

Here is a list of the top ACC.org news stories in 2015:

  1. ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline Addresses Management of SVT
  2. FDA Approves New HF Drug: Sacubitril/Valsartan
  3. Statement on the Treatment of HTN in Patients With CAD
  4. TAVR Found to Be Effective Alternative to SAVR in PARTNER 1 Trial
  5. Guidance Issued For Multivessel PCI, Thrombectomy in MI Patients
  6. CMS Releases Final 2016 Physician Fee Schedule and Hospital Outpatient Rules
  7. PINNACLE Registry Study Looks at Aspirin Use in Primary CVD Prevention
  8. FDA Approves First of Novel Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Alirocumab
  9. OSLER -1 and -2: PCSK9-Inhibitor Evolocumab Shown to Dramatically Lower LDL
  10. Does Sodium Intake Affect Mortality and CV Event Risk?

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Anticoagulation Management, Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease, Clinical Topic Collection: Dyslipidemia, Geriatric Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Noninvasive Imaging, Pericardial Disease, Prevention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism, Sports and Exercise Cardiology, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, Anticoagulation Management and ACS, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Cardiac Surgery and Arrhythmias, Cardiac Surgery and CHD & Pediatrics, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and SIHD, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD & Pediatrics and Arrhythmias, CHD & Pediatrics and Imaging, CHD & Pediatrics and Interventions, CHD & Pediatrics and Prevention, Acute Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interventions and ACS, Interventions and Imaging, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease, Interventions and Vascular Medicine, Angiography, Nuclear Imaging, Sleep Apnea, Sports & Exercise and Congenital Heart Disease & Pediatric Cardiology, Sports & Exercise and Imaging, Chronic Angina

Keywords: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Anticoagulants, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Metabolic Syndrome X, Angina, Stable, Heart Defects, Congenital, Dyslipidemias, Geriatrics, Heart Failure, Angiography, Diagnostic Imaging, Pericarditis, Secondary Prevention, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Sleep Apnea Syndromes, Sports, Aneurysm


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