ACC Latin America 2021 Virtual to Focus on Global Collaboration, Practice-Changing Clinical Trials

Regional conference will offer new scientific research on clinical practice pertinent to the region

Contact: Sam Roth,,

WASHINGTON (Oct 27, 2021) -

The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America 2021 Virtual conference Nov. 5-6, 2021,and bring together top experts from around the globe to examine emerging trends and evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, chair-elect of ACC’s Governance Committee and executive vice-chair at the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cesar J. Herrera, MD, FACC, chair of ACC’s Global Heart Attack Initiative and director at CEDIMAT Cardiovascular Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will serve as co-chairs for the conference. The conference will underscore the importance of cardiovascular prevention, transforming community through top clinical trials, practically approaching guideline-driven care and strengthening professional networks.

To kick off the two-day conference, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD,MACC, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, will present the Opening Plenary Session, “Cardiology XXI Century: ‘Imagenomics’ of the Heart and the Brain.” Attendees will be able to access dynamic virtual learning opportunities through the Virtual Learning Lab, including ACC’s ACCSAP, Heart Songs 5 and Rapid-Fire ECG. See the full conference agenda here.

Abstract/Poster Presentations

The following abstracts are a selection of the posters being presented. To receive embargoed copies of these abstracts, speak with study authors or register as media for the conference, contact Katie Glenn at All ACC Latin America Conference 2021 Virtual abstracts are embargoed until Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, at 9 a.m. ET/13:00 UTC.

  • Cigarette Smoking is a Marker of Poor Blood Pressure Control Among Adults with Hypertension on Drug Therapy (press release to follow)
  • Establishing a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in a Low-Income Nation
  • Prevalence and clinical outcomes of patients who were asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2 readmitted for cardiac surgery
  • Cardiovascular repercussions in women with severe hypertension and previous hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
  • Comparative Analysis of Myocardial Deformation in Recovered patients from Mild Infection by SARS-CoV-2

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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