This page features full coverage from ACC.17 – including trial summaries, news stories, journal scans, slides, videos and more. In addition, the ACC.org editors have created additional content centered on five Learning Pathways from ACC.17, meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17. Click on the pathway name to see the content. Stay tuned as additional content will be added in the coming months.


ACC.17 Learning Pathway Coverage


Michael Kontos, MD, FACC and Jennifer Tremmel, MD, FACC review the hottest ACS-related content presented at ACC.17. Visit the Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Topic Collection for the latest ACS science and news.

iScience Video: Management of Non Culprit Artery in STEMI: I Prefer a Staged Approach to Care!
Presenter: Jacqueline Tamis-Holland
Session: 700
iScience Video: Myocardial Infarction With Non-Obstructive CAD (MINOCA): Management Strategies
Presenter: Harmony Reynolds
Session: 809
Journal Club: COMPARE-ACUTE
Journal Club: DEFINE-FLAIR and iFR-SWEDEDHEART
iScience Video: Management of Non-Culprit Artery in STEMI: PCI at the Time of Primary PCI is the Most Efficient Way to Go!
Presenter: Anthony Gershlick
Session: 700
iScience Video: The Double Edged Sword of Public Reporting in AMI and Shock
Presenter: Eric Peterson
Session: 697
iScience Video: Management of Non-Culprit Artery in STEMI: What About Medical Therapy and an Ischemia-Guided Approach?
Presenter: Eric Bates
Session: 700
iScience Video: Overview of SCAD: Prevalence, Demographics and Presentation
Presenter: Jacqueline Saw
Session: 608-04
iScience Video: The Universal Definition of MI and Type 2 MI: Occurence, Identification, Significance and Management
Presenter: Joseph Alpert
Session: 666
iScience Video: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: I am Seeing it Everywhere!
Presenter: Benjamin Scirica Takotsubo
Session 600-11
Clinical Trial: GEMINI-ACS-1: Safety of Rivaroxaban Versus Acetylsalicylic Acid in Addition to Either Clopidogrel or Ticagrelor Therapy in Participants With ACS
GEMINI-ACS-1 Video
Clinical Trial: Compare-Acute: FFR-Guided Multivessel Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction
COMPARE-ACUTE Video
Clinical Trial: DEFINE-FLAIR: Functional Lesion Assessment of Indeterminant Stenosis to Guide Revascularization
DEFINE-FLAIR Video
Clinical Trial: iFR-SWEDEHEART: Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio vs. FFR in Patients with Stable Angina Pectoris or ACS
iFR-SWEDEHEART Presentation Slides
Clinical Trial: DECISION-CTO: Optimal Medical Therapy With or Without Stenting For Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion
Clinical Trial: ABSORB III: Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds in Patients With CAD
Clinical Trial: RAD Matrix: Radiation Exposure and Vascular Access in ACS
RAD Matrix Presentation Slides
RAD Matrix Video
Key Points to Remember: Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease


Peter Brady, MBChB, FACC reviews the hottest Arrhythmias and Clinical EP-related content presented at ACC.17. Visit the Arrhythmias and Clinical EP Clinical Topic Collection for the latest Arrhythmias and Clinical EP science and news.

iScience Video: Debate Pro: Atrial Fibrillation is Essential for Embolic Stroke
Session: 740
iScience Video: Debate Con: Atrial Fibrillation Is a Marker of Stroke Risk
Presenter: Nazem Akoum
Session: 740
iScience Video: Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation: From Drinks to Sleep
Presenter: Javier Banchs
Session: 820
Key Points to Remember: Heart Failure Guideline Focused Update
iScience Video: Should Anticoagulation Be Started For Atrial Fibrillation Detected in Pacemaker Data Logs?
Presenter: Stefan Hohnloser
Session: 622
iScience Video: What Should I Do With a CHA2DS2-VASc 1 Patient?
Presenter: Elaine Hylek
Session: 681
iScience Video: Talking to the Athlete with a Heart Rhythm Problem
Presenter: Rachel Lampert
Session: 606-08
iScience Video: ECG Screening Should Be Routinely Performed in Athletes
Presenter: Francesco Fadele
Session: 606-03
Key Points to Remember: Heart Failure Guideline Focused Update
Clinical Trial: RE-CIRCUIT: Randomized Evaluation of Dabigatran Etexilate Compared to Warfarin in Pulmonary Vein Ablation: Assessment of an Uninterrupted Periprocedural Anticoagulation Strategy
RE-CIRCUIT Presentation Slides
RE-CIRCUT Video
Key Points to Remember: 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for Patients With Syncope
Syncope Guideline Presentation Slides
News Story: MRI-Based Screening May Help Detect Pre-Existing Heart Defects and Prevent SCD in Young Athletes: S2P Study
S2P Presentation Slides
News Story: ARISTOTLE: AFib Patients Taking Digoxin Have Increased Risk of Death
ARISTOTLE Presentation Slides
News Story: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Shown to Reduce Thromboembolism in AFib Patients
LAAO Video
News Story: SPAIN: Pacemaker Program Can Reduce Dangerous Fainting Episodes


Sean Pinney, MD, FACC and Lee Goldberg, MD, FACC review the hottest heart failure-related content presented at ACC.17. Visit the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Clinical Topic Collection for the latest Heart Failure science and news.

iScience Video: Genetics of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
Presenter: Zolt Arany
Session: 716
iScience Video: RV Failure in HFrEF: Managing Failure From Both Sides
Presenter: J. Eduardo Rame
Session: 702
iScience Video: Therapeutic Targets in HFpEF: Where Do We Stand?
Presenter: Margaret Redfield
Session: 655
iScience Video: Diabetes and Heart Failure: Are We Hitting the Sweet Spot? Session Title: Could SGLT-2 Inhibitors Improve Heart Failure Outcomes?
Presenter: Marie McDonnell
Session: 768
iScience Video: Under Pressure: Pulmonary Artery Sensors
Presenter: Lynne Stevenson
Session: 628
iScience Video: The Challenge of ATTR Cardioac Amyloid: Is it Treatable?
Presenter: Mathew Maurer
Session: 669
iScience Video: The Updated Heart Failure Guidelines - Incorporating New Therapeutics
Presenter: Clyde Yancy
Session: 611-06
iScience Video: Gene Therapy for Heart Failure
Presenter: Roger Hajjar
Session: 731-03
Key Points to Remember: Heart Failure Guideline Focused Update
News Story: CVD-REAL Study: Lower Rates of Hospitalization for Heart Failure in New Users of SGLT-2 Inhibitors
CVD-REAL Presentation Slides
AMICS: Outcomes for 15,259 US Patients With AMI Cardiogenic Shock Supported With Impella
AMICS Presentation Slides
Clinical Trial: LEVO-CTS: Levosimendan in Patients With LV Systolic Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass
LEVO-CTS Presentation Slides
News Story: Ambulatory Hemodynamic Monitoring Shows Reduction in HF Hospitalizations
News Story: AFib Patients Taking Digoxin Have Increased Risk of Death
ARISTOTLE Presentation Slides
Clinical Trial: RESET-HCM: Randomized Exploratory Study of Exercise Training in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
RESET-HCM Presentation Slides


Salim Virani, MD, FACC and Michael Shapiro, DO, FACC review the hottest Prevention-related content presented at ACC.17. Visit the Prevention Clinical Topic Collection for the latest Prevention science and news.

Patient Case Quiz: Non-Statin Therapy Use in a Patient With Clinical ASCVD and Very High LDL-C
Journal Club: FOURIER
iScience Video: Emerging Concepts in Evaluation and Management of Hypertension; Presentation: Thresholds or Targets: Reconciling the Results of the SPRINT, ACCORD, and HOPE-3 Trials
Presenter: Jackson Wright
Session: 751
iScience Video: Knowing What to Avoid: Practical Tips for Patient Counseling
Presenter: Kim Williams
Session: 777
Expert Analysis: Momentum Builds for PCSK9 Inhibition at ACC.17: Even Lower LDL-C is Even Better
Patient Case Quiz: Blurred Lines: The High-Risk Patient with Subclinical Atherosclerosis
iScience Video: The Evolution of PCSK9 Inhibitors: Pipedream or Evidence-Based Reality?
Presenter: Evan Stein
Session: 790
iScience Video: HDL - Causal, Confounded, or Confusing?
Presenter: John Kastelein
Session: 661-07
iScience Video: Translating Trials into Practice: How Should New Evidence Alter Treatment Guidelines?
Presenter: Jorge Plutzky
Session: 725-06
Clinical Trial: FOURIER: Further CV Outcomes Research With PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects With Elevated Risk
FOURIER Video
Clinical Trial: SPIRE 1 and SPIRE 2: Safety and CV Event Efficacy of Bococizumab Among 27,000 High Risk Patients
SPIRE 1 and SPIRE 2 Video
Clinical Trial: ORION 1: LDL-C Reduction From 6 to 9 Months Following Single or Second Injection of Inclisiran a Novel siRNA Compound
ORION 1 Presentation Slides
ORION 1 Video

Brian Lindman, MD, FACC and James McClurken, MD, review the hottest valvular-related content presented at ACC.17. Visit the Valvular Heart Disease Clinical Topic Collection for the latest Valvular Heart Disease science and news.

Patient Case Quiz: Pitfalls in Quantifying the Severity of Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Patient Case Quiz: Low-Gradient AS: True or Pseudo-Severe Stenosis?
Patient Case Quiz: Echocardiographic Diagnosis of SBE With Severe Acute AR and Decompensated HF
Patient Case Quiz: Tricky Bioprosthetic Aortic Regurgitation
iScience Video: Older Adults With VHD & Comorbidity: Predictive Markers For Both Favorable and Futile Procedural Outcomes
Presenter: Jonathan Afilalo
Session: 679
iScience Video: Mitral Valve Repair: Should We Repair All Ages, Even if Complex?
Presenter: Christina Vassileva
Session: 738
iScience Video: Changing Prosthetic Valve Algorithms in the Era of Transcatheter Solutions
Presenter: Nimesh Desai
Session: 765
iScience Video: Eligibility Guidelines in Valvular Heart Disease: Is There Ample Evidence?
Presenter: Aaron Baggish
Session: 621
iScience Video: A Brief Synopsis of US Randomized Clinical Trials & TVT Registry Data
Presenter: Vinod Thourani
Session: 709
Expert Analysis: Trials on Valvular Heart Disease From ACC.17
iScience Video: What's New? - Reasons for Updating the 2014 VHD Guideline
Presenter: Catherine Otto
Session: 663-04
Clinical Trial: SURTAVI: Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
SURTAVI Presentation
ADVICE: Real-World Comparative Effectiveness of TAVR vs. SAVR in the U.S.
ADVICE Presentation Slides
News Story: STS/ACC TVT Registry: Viewpoint Provides Insights From the Early Experience of STS/ACC TVT Registry
Journal Scan: Procedural and Clinical Outcomes in TAVR for Bicuspid vs. Tricuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis
TAVR For Bicuspid vs. Tricuspid AS Presentation Slides
News Story: Clinical Outcomes at 1-Year After Commercial Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair in the United States
Clinical Outcomes Presentation Slides
News Story: Silent Cerebral Microbleeds During TAVR
Silent Cerebral Microbleeds Presentation Slides
News Story: RESOLVE and SAVORY: Subclinical Leaflet Thrombosis in Transcatheter and Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves: Results From RESOLVE and SAVORY Registries
News Story: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Shown to Reduce Thromboembolism in AFib Patients
LAAO Video

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