Top ACC News Stories During 2020

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 include Cardiology magazine features on the risk of infectious agents and an exclusive interview with Anthony 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 pieces and much more. Also, don't miss Fauci's plenary at ACC's upcoming Leadership Forum and Cardiovascular Summit Virtual in February.

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 this year. 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.

Here is a list of the top 10 COVID-19 ACC news stories in 2020:

  1. General Guidance on Deferring Non-Urgent CV Testing and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. ACC, Other Societies Issue Guide to Safely Resume CV Procedures, Diagnostics and Tests
  3. ACC, SCAI, ACEP Release Consensus Statement on Management of AMI Patients During COVID-19
  4. Palliative Care Considerations For Patients With CV Disease Under COVID-19
  5. COVID-19 Triage, Allocation Decisions Must Be Guided by Ethical Principles and Values
  6. Operational Considerations During COVID-19
  7. COVID-19 Provides Potent Reminder of the Risk of Infectious Agents
  8. A Conversation With Anthony S. Fauci, MD, on COVID-19 and Influenza
  9. Cardiologist's Insights From Treating COVID-19 Patients in China
  10. Learning in Real Time: The COVID-19 Pandemic

View more COVID-19 articles on ACC's COVID-19 Hub.

Here is a list of the top 10 non-COVID-19 ACC news stories in 2020:

  1. VOYAGER-PAD: Rivaroxaban Associated With Reduced Adverse Limb, CV Events in PAD Patients
  2. Caravaggio Trial: Apixaban Noninferior to Dalteparin in Treatment of Cancer-Associated VTE
  3. DAPA-CKD: Dapagliflozin Reduced Risk of Worsening Kidney Function or Death in CKD Patients
  4. RIVER: Rivaroxaban vs. Warfarin in AFib Patients With Bioprosthetic Mitral Valves
  5. ACC Releases Updated Guidance on Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1RAs to Reduce CV Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
  6. New ACC/AHA Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Guideline Encourages Shared Decision-Making
  7. New ACC/AHA VHD Guideline Spotlights Less-Invasive Treatments
  8. Implicit Bias: Recognizing the Unconscious Barriers to Quality Care and Diversity in Medicine
  9. ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC: "We Will Not Stand on the Sidelines"
  10. CV Disease Burden, Deaths Rising Around the World

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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