The Pulse of ACC

Recognizing Hospital Commitments to QI, Coffee With the President, More.

Start Your Saturdays With Coffee With the ACC President

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC

The monthly Coffee With the ACC President series hosted by Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, continues to provide ACC members with unique opportunities to discuss important topics facing clinicians and patients with diverse thought leaders ranging from cardiovascular experts to members of Congress to former Olympians and more.

Tune in on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. ET for the next Coffee with Itchhaporia and featured guests Vincent Covello, PhD, director of the Center for Risk Communication, and Randy Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH, senior vice president of Global Medical Affairs at Moderna. Visit to save your spot.

Click here to access past Coffees, including a conversation on health policy and advocacy with Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD, from Louisiana, and a robust discussion on teambuilding and leadership with Olympic gold medalist Maddie Musselman and veteran US Navy SEAL and author Chris Fussell.

Recognizing Hospital Commitments to Quality Improvement

U.S. News & World Report

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" guidebook, recognizes the more than 2,000 hospitals and facilities participating in NCDR registries or those that have earned an accreditation or certification from ACC Accreditation Services.

As the global professional organization for the entire cardiovascular care team, the ACC is committed to supporting patients, caregivers and health care professionals by ensuring the highest-quality care is delivered to every patient, every time. Patients and caregivers can trust that the hospitals, health systems and centers participating in NCDR and ACC Accreditation Services, as well as those that have received the Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award or the HeartCARE Center designation, are committed to delivering the best cardiovascular care and are dedicated to quality outcomes and process improvement.

View the full list of institutions participating in NCDR and ACC Accreditation Services at

Gearing Up For AHA and TCT 2021

The ACC will be providing coverage of late-breaking science and featured research, along with other meeting highlights, from TCT 2021 and AHA 2021, respectively.

TCT 2021 kicks off first from Nov. 4 to 6 in Orlando, FL, and is being broadcasted live. Don't miss a Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session in collaboration with JACC on Nov. 6; a Hot Topic session with leaders from ACC, AHA and ESC looking beyond guidelines at controversies in the management of valvular heart disease on Nov. 4; another Hot Topic session featuring ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, and others addressing revascularization decisions in chronic coronary syndromes; and more. Click here for the program guide.

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021 will take place Nov. 13 to 15 as an all-virtual experience. Among the highlights, look for an AHA/ACC Joint Session on advancing cardiovascular health equity; focused guideline sessions exploring valvular heart disease and heart failure, respectively; and more. Click here for more program information.

Look for coverage of JACC Journals simultaneous publications, trial summaries, news stories, video wrap-ups and more on starting the day before each meeting. Also check your email for special ACC Update newsletters featuring daily highlights from each meeting and stay up to date in real time by following @ACCinTouch on Twitter. Click here for all the coverage from the Editorial Team.

In Memoriam: Attilio Maseri, MD, FACC

Attilio Maseri, MD, FACC

Internationally renowned Italian cardiologist Attilio Maseri, MD, FACC, passed away at the age of 85. Maseri, who served as cardiologist to Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II, is best known for his original research related to ischemic heart disease. During his illustrious career that spanned Italy and the UK, he published more than 750 articles and medical texts and received numerous awards and honors, including the Gold Medal for Meritorious Science and Culture and the title of Knight of the Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2005.

The ACC's Maseri-Florio International Lecture at the College's Annual Scientific Session was established by a grant from Maseri and his wife and has featured many distinguished global cardiovascular clinicians since its creation in 2002.

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