2017 Top Clinical Trials and Journal Scans

Deepak L. BhattTop Clinical Trials

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Senior Associate Editor, Clinical Trials and News, ACC.org


This year's top 10 clinical trial summaries on ACC.org reflect the evolving science which is informing our use of anti-coagulants, anti-platelet agents, and new observations in interventional and structural heart disease. How fortunate we are in our field to have a steady pipeline of both new products and insights into their use informed by large multicenter and frequently multinational clinical trials! Let's hope 2018 brings even more insights!

— Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC


Kim EagleTop Journal Scans

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC
Editor-in-Chief, ACC.org


The year in ACC.org journal scans is highlighted by the popularity of our "Key Points to Remember" around guidelines, focused updates, and expert consensus pathway documents. As we become busier and busier in delivering cardiovascular care, it is more and more challenging to keep up with advances in care. Therefore, the journal scan format—with their Key Points—keep us updated with bite-sized information. The top journal scans in terms of readership include the recent guideline for high blood pressure, focused updates on the management of heart failure and valvular heart disease, and the ACC/AHA/HRS guideline for patients with syncope. Also featured are updated documents around STEMI, deep vein thrombosis, periprocedural management of anti-coagulation and the use of non-statin therapies.

— Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Anticoagulation Management, Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease, 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 and Pediatrics, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and SIHD, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Arrhythmias, CHD and Pediatrics and Imaging, CHD and Pediatrics and Interventions, CHD and 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 and Exercise and Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Sports and 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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