Feature | Making News in 2020

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Without a doubt, the top news of 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic. From the beginning, ACC was at the forefront of generating clinical guidance, providing expert commentary and facilitating the sharing of new research and front-line perspectives.

Top articles in 2020 include Cardiology magazine features on the risk of infectious agents and an exclusive interview with Anthony S. Fauci, MD; ACC's guide to safely resuming cardiovascular procedures, diagnostics and tests; insights from clinicians on the front lines of treating patients in China; and more. ACC's COVID-19 Hub includes links to these articles and much more.

Important cardiovascular research didn't stop with the pandemic. Hot clinical trials like VOYAGER-PAD, RIVER, and more made headlines from major cardiovascular meetings, including ACC.20/WCC Virtual.

Additionally, ACC's new expert consensus decision pathway on novel therapies for cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with type 2 diabetes, as well as new ACC/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines addressing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease were also released in 2020.

Other top articles include a Cardiology magazine cover story addressing implicit bias; a joint statement from the ACC, the Association of Black Cardiologists and the AHA addressing issues of racism and violence; and a landmark JACC state-of-the-art review looking at the global burden of cardiovascular disease over the last 30 years (read more on this in our cover story).

Click here to browse the complete list and read the top 10 articles from 2020.

JACC and Family: Most Talked About Articles in 2020

Hundreds of articles are published every year across all eight – and soon to be nine – of the journals in the JACC Family of Journals.

The five most talked about articles from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) on social media and other media include three related to COVID-19, one on nutrition and one on the impact of training for marathon on reversing aortic stiffening.

Click here to read these articles today.

  1. Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-Based Recommendations: JACC State-of-the-Art Review
  2. Training for a First-Time Marathon Reverses Age-Related Aortic Stiffening
  3. Reduction in ST-Segment Elevation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activations in the United States During COVID-19 Pandemic
  4. Association of Treatment Dose Anticoagulation With In-Hospital Survival Among Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
  5. COVID-19 and Thrombotic or Thromboembolic Disease: Implications for Prevention, Antithrombotic Therapy, and Follow-Up: JACC State-of-the-Art Review

Visit JACC.org/MostTalkedAbout for a list linked to the top five most talked about articles from each of the JACC specialty journals: JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology; JACC: Heart Failure; JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging; JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions; JACC: Basic to Translational Science; JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology.

Pop Quiz!

What are TICO, EMPEROR-Reduced, VICTORIA, RIVER, EAST-AFNET 4, VERTIS CV, RATE-AF, REALITY, POPular TAVI and LoDoCo2? Answer: The Top Clinical Trials on ACC.org in 2020.

Click here to read the trial summaries and keep current, and read the Top 10 Journal Scans, all from the ACC.org Editorial Team.

Clinical Topics: Anticoagulation Management, Cardiovascular Care Team, COVID-19 Hub, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Valvular Heart Disease, Acute Heart Failure

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