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Featured topics and Editors' Picks from all of ACC's JACC Journals.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Review: More Than Half of CVD Deaths Occur in Asia
Paper in inaugural issue of JACC: Asia urges identifying epidemiological features of CVD in Asian countries

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease in Asia is increasing rapidly, with more than half of all cardiovascular disease deaths globally in 2019 occurring in Asian countries, according to a state-of-the-art review paper published in the inaugural issue of JACC: Asia. The data demonstrate an urgent need to understand the burdens and epidemiological features of cardiovascular disease in Asian countries to develop localized cardiovascular disease prevention strategies to combat the epidemic.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Prioritizing Hypertension Control in Cardiology Practices

Uncontrolled hypertension may lead to heart and kidney disease and stroke and may increase vulnerability to COVID-19, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In the article, William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, MACC, and Janet S. Wright, MD, FACC, urge the cardiology community to prioritize hypertension control on a national scale.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Is Lipid Management Less Aggressive in PAD Patients

For patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), intensity of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) may be a "poor surrogate" for achieved LDL-C, because LDL-C remain elevated for the majority of patients with PAD, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Study Finds Cancer Increases Risk of AFib, But Varies Depending on Type of Cancer

Patients with cancer may be at higher risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), although the impact on AFib development varies by cancer type, according to a study published in JACC: CardioOncology. Researchers suggest an increased risk of AFib should be considered when treating patients with cancer.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Is Financial Distress Greater For Patients With CVD vs. Cancer?

Financial toxicity – the financial strain experienced by patients accessing health care – is often greater among patients with cardiovascular disease compared with cancer, and those with both suffer the highest burden, according to a study published in JACC: CardioOncology.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Statin Therapy Not Associated With Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Older Adults, Study Says

The use of statin therapy in adults 65 years or older may not be associated with incident dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or decline in individual cognition domains, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Childhood BMI May Influence Poorer Health Outcomes in Adulthood

A high body mass index (BMI) during adolescence may be a significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, early MI and overall poorer health for young adults, regardless of BMI in adulthood, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology
NCDR Study Shows Registry Data Could Support Clinical Trials

Data captured in NCDR registries may be similar in quality, depth and granularity when compared with data captured through clinical trials, according to research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions that compared data from the DAPT study with ACC's CathPCI Registry data.

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