2020 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


2020 was a tough year with COVID-19, but it was nevertheless a great year for clinical trial coverage on ACC.org. Common themes for the most popular trials among our audience included SGLT2 inhibitors, antithrombotics, and atrial fibrillation. The emergence of SGLT2 inhibitors as heart failure drugs is indeed a cause for excitement. The complexity of managing anti-thrombotic decisions never ceases to amaze me, though clinical trials really help refine our understanding of which patients benefit most with which regimen. Rhythm control for atrial fibrillation seems to have made a comeback. Here's looking forward to a terrific 2021!

— Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC


Kim EagleTop Journal Scans

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


As expected, 2020 ACC.org Journal Scan traffic was greatest for science pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, including articles about viral incubation and approach to testing, medical therapies, cardiac manifestations of COVID-19, and clinical course. Science evolves and with it we at ACC.org strive to bring you the latest in easily digested summaries of articles and trials. Undoubtedly 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID.

— 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, COVID-19


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