This page features full coverage of the latest science from ACC.19 – including trial summaries, news stories, journal scans, slides, videos and more.

The Latest From ACC.19

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P2Y12 Inhibitor Monotherapy vs. Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Mar 21, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the SMART-CHOICE trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of short-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) (3 months) compared with longer-duration DAPT (12 months) among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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ACC Cardiology Hour With Dr. Valentin Fuster At ACC.19
Mar 20, 2019 | Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC
ACC Cardiology Hour with Valentin Fuster

Get the perspective and context you need for the most impactful research released during ACC.19 with this latest installment of ACC Cardiology Hour.

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Coronary Angiography After Cardiac Arrest
Mar 19, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the COACT trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of emergent coronary angiography with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) if indicated compared with delayed angiography among patients presenting with out-of-hospital cardiac...

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Video: 2019 Prevention Guideline | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Dr. Salim Yusuf, DPHIL, FACC ; Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, FACC
Video Interview

Drs. Kim Eagle, Salim Virani, and Roger Blumenthal discuss the new ACC/AHA primary prevention guideline.

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Video: Evolut Low Risk | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Michael J. Reardon, MD, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Michael Reardon regarding self-expanding TAVR or SAVR in patients at low risk of surgical mortality (Evolut Low Risk).

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Video: PANACHE | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Sanjiv Jayendra Shah regarding PANACHE: Neladenoson Bialanate in HFpEF.

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Video: AUGUSTUS | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Renato D. Lopes, MD, PHD, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Renato Lopes regarding AUGUSTUS:, apixaban vs. vitamin K antagonist and aspirin vs. placebo in AFib and ACS, PCI.

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ACC.19 Convocation Presidential Address | Richard Kovacs, MD, FACC
Mar 18, 2019 | Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC
ACC News Story

Dr. Valentine, distinguished guests on the dais, past presidents of the College, Trustees of the College, Board of Governors, Assembly of International Governors, awardees and lecturers, families, friends and colleagues, it is a privilege and...

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ACC.19 Convocation Address | C. Michael Valentine, MD, MACC
Mar 18, 2019 | C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
ACC News Story

Twelve months ago, I stood before you on a similar stage and spoke about each of the themes of Convocation – tradition, celebration, transition, and renewal. Today, I would really like to concentrate on the core of the themes: celebration and...

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ACC Partners With World Heart Federation For ACC.20
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

The ACC and World Heart Federation (WHF) will jointly host ACC's 69th Annual Scientific Session with WHF's World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC), taking place March 28 – 30, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

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Video: Day 3 Highlights | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Video Interview

Drs. Kim Eagle, Deepak Bhatt, and Peter Block discuss acute aortic dissection in 9000 patients (IRAD – 00:37); reduction in total ischemic events with icosapent ethyl (REDUCE-IT Total Events – 03:16); dapagliflozin on HF and mortality in diabetes...

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Eagle's Eye View: Day 3 Highlights | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Podcast

In this special episode of Eagle's Eye View, Dr. Peter Block, Dr. Kim Eagle, and Dr. Deepak Bhatt discuss highlights from Day 3 of ACC.19, including IRAD: Acute Aortic Dissection: Lessons Learned From 9000 Patients, REDUCE-IT: Reduction in Total...

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IRAD Shows Improvements in Survival For Acute Aortic Dissection
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

In patients with acute aortic dissection, in-hospital mortality for Type A and Type B dissection has decreased over time, with an increase in five-year survival, according to results of the IRAD study presented March 18 at ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA.

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Alcohol Abstinence Reduces Burden, Recurrence Rates in Moderate Drinkers With AFib
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol, abstinence from alcohol reduced AFib burden and rates of recurrence, along with improving symptom severity and blood pressure control and weight loss.

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SAFARI-STEMI: Similar 30-Day Mortality For Radial vs. Femoral Access PCI
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who undergo PCI have the same 30-day mortality regardless of whether radial or femoral access is used for PCI, according to results of the SAFARI-STEMI trial presented March 18 at ACC.19 in New...

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Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption and CVD and Mortality
Mar 18, 2019 | Melvyn Rubenfire, MD, FACC
Journal Scan

Is dietary consumption or egg consumption associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality?

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CLEAR Wisdom: Bempedoic Acid Added to Statins Further Reduces LDL-C
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

The addition of bempedoic acid to maximally tolerated statins in patients with hypercholesterolemia significantly and durably reduces LDL-C levels compared with the addition of placebo, according to results of the CLEAR Wisdom trial presented at...

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CREOLE: Amlodipine Combinations Superior For Lowering Blood Pressure
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

Amlodipine combined with perindopril or hydrochlorothiazide was superior to perindopril plus hydrochlorothiazide for lowering both ambulatory and office blood pressure (BP) in black Africans, according to results of the CREOLE trial presented at...

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DECLARE-TIMI 58: SGLT2i Reduces HF Hospitalization, CV Death in T2D and HF
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin reduced heart failure hospitalization (HFH) and cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and HF across a wide spectrum of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The greatest benefit was...

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REDUCE-IT: Icosapent Ethyl Reduces Total Ischemic Events in Statin-Treated Patients
Mar 18, 2019
ACC News Story

Icosapent ethyl significantly reduces total ischemic events in patients with cardiovascular risk factors, including elevated triglycerides, who are on statins, according to results of the REDUCE-IT trial presented at ACC.19 in New Orleans. The...

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Video: REDUCE-IT | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Deepak Bhatt regarding REDUCE-IT: Reduction in Total Ischemic Events With Icosapent Ethyl.

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Video: DECLARE-TIMI 58 HFrEF | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Eri Toda Kato, MD
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Eri Toda Kato regarding dapagliflozin on HF and mortality in diabetes based on EF (DECLARE TIMI-58).

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Video: CLEAR Wisdom | ACC.19
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Anne Goldberg on CLEAR Wisdom, bempedoic acid added to maximally tolerated statins in hypercholesterolemia.

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Convocation Ceremony: Tradition With a Fresh Twist
Mar 18, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Inspired by New Orleans, a city that knows how to blend diverse cultures and traditions and add its own flare, ACC.19 will close today with a revamped Convocation Ceremony celebrating award winners, welcoming new Fellows and Associates, and...

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Get to Know New ACC President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC
Mar 18, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Today, Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, will become ACC's newest president – leading the College as it celebrates its 70th Anniversary and embarks on the first year of its new Strategic Plan.

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Braunwald Keynote: Epidemiology and Population Biology Vital to CANTOS, Understanding Inflammation
Mar 18, 2019
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The release of the CANTOS clinical trial in 2018 provided long-awaited proof-of-principle that lowering inflammation without lowering cholesterol can substantially reduce rates of myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular death.

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Power of Advocacy and Cooperation For CHD Patients the Focus of McNamara Keynote
Mar 18, 2019
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The death rate from congenital heart disease (CHD) in wealthier nations has been reduced 55 percent since the 1980s. In poorer nations, though, CHD has leapfrogged other diseases as a cause of death, a trend that could be reversed by following a...

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ACC's APM Framework Guides Clinicians Through BPCI Advanced Participation
Mar 18, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

"You can't predict exactly what will happen in value-based care, so clinicians need to prepare," says Pascha E. Schafer, MD, FACC. As chief quality officer at Augusta University Health System, Schafer has served as the physician lead for Quality...

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Randomized Evaluation of the Effects of Anacetrapib Through Lipid Modification
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the HPS3/TIMI55-REVEAL trial was to evaluate the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CTEP) inhibitor anacetrapib compared with placebo among patients with stable atherosclerosis.

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Impact of Alcohol Abstinence in Moderate Drinkers With Atrial Fibrillation
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the Alcohol-AF trial was to evaluate abstinence from alcohol compared with usual consumption among patients with atrial fibrillation and moderate alcohol consumption.

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Comparison of Three Combination Therapies in Lowering Blood Pressure in Black Africans
Mar 18, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the CREOLE trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of three different antihypertensive combination medications among sub-Saharan patients.
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SAfety and Efficacy of Femoral Access vs RadIal Access in STEMI
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the SAFARI-STEMI trial was to evaluate radial access compared with femoral access among patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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Intensive vs. Standard Ambulatory Blood Pressure Lowering to Lessen Functional Decline in the Elderly
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the INFINITY trial was to evaluate intensive ambulatory blood pressure (BP) lowering compared with standard ambulatory BP lowering among elderly patients with hypertension.

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Efficacy and Safety of Bempedoic Acid Added to Maximally Tolerated Statins in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia and High Cardiovascular Risk
Mar 18, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the CLEAR Wisdom trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of bempedoic acid compared with placebo among patients already on intensive or maximum-tolerated statin therapy.

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Dapagliflozin Effect on Cardiovascular Events–Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 58
Mar 18, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the DECLARE–TIMI 58 trial was to assess the cardiovascular (CV) safety of dapagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and either established CV disease (CVD) or multiple risk factors.

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Reduction of Cardiovascular Events With Icosapent Ethyl–Intervention Trial
Mar 18, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the REDUCE-IT trial was to assess the safety and benefit of icosapent ethyl compared with placebo in reducing cardiovascular (CV) events among patients with high triglycerides (TGs).

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Evaluation of Cardiovascular Outcomes After an Acute Coronary Syndrome During Treatment With Alirocumab
Mar 18, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial was to compare the safety and efficacy of alirocumab compared with placebo among patients with recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) already on intensive or maximum-tolerated statin therapy.

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Ticagrelor in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated With Pharmacological Thrombolysis
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the TREAT trial was to evaluate ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel among patients who received fibrinolytic therapy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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One-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel Monotherapy vs. Standard 12-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Clopidogrel After Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation
Mar 18, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the STOPDAPT-2 trial was to evaluate 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) compared with 12-month DAPT among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

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Transradial Access Strategy Provides Most Benefit for PCI-Related Bleeding
Mar 17, 2019
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Compared with other bleeding avoidance strategies (BAS), transradial access (RAD) is the most effective for PCI-related bleeding according to poster research presented March 16 at ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA.

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Video: Day 2 Highlights | ACC.19
Mar 17, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC; Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC
Video Interview

Drs. Kim Eagle, Deepak Bhatt, and Peter Block discuss TAVR vs. SAVR in low-risk patients (PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk - 00:39); safety evaluation of apixaban vs. vitamin K antagonist and aspirin vs. placebo in patients with AFib and ACS and/or...

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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Mar 17, 2019 | Melvyn Rubenfire, MD, FACC
Key Points to Remember

The following are key perspectives from the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).

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ACC/AHA Primary Prevention Guideline Provides Playbook For Managing CV Risk Factors
Mar 17, 2019
ACC News Story

The new ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) primary prevention guideline provides a comprehensive roadmap of strategies that can be used and tailored to help prevent or slow the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)....

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New Research Finds PB2452 May Reverse Antiplatelet Effects of Ticagrelor
Mar 17, 2019
ACC News Story

The administration of intravenous PB2452 may provide immediate and sustained reversal of the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor, according to research published March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented during ACC.19 in New...

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Video: PARTNER 3 | ACC.19
Mar 17, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Martin B. Leon, MD, FACC
Video Interview

Dr. Peter Block interviews presenter Dr. Martin Leon regarding PARTNER 3: TAVR or SAVR in Low-Risk Patients.

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CardioMEMS Sensor Reliable, Safe; Hospitalizations Reduced by More Than Half
Mar 17, 2019
ACC News Story

Patients who received a CardioMEMS heart failure (HF) sensor had a 58 percent reduction in HF-related hospitalizations in the year after it was placed, according to the results of a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial presented March 17 at ACC.19 in New...

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AUGUSTUS: Less Bleeding, Fewer Events With Apixaban and No Aspirin in Patients With AFib and ACS
Mar 17, 2019
ACC News Story

Patients with both atrial fibrillation (AFib) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) had a significantly reduced risk of bleeding when treated with apixaban vs. a vitamin K antagonist (VKA) and when taking placebo vs. aspirin, according to results of...

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Evolut Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Low Risk Patients - Evolut Low Risk
Mar 17, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the Evolut Low Risk trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-risk patients.

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Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves 3 - PARTNER 3
Mar 17, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the PARTNER 3 trial was to evaluate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) among low-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.

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Cardiovascular Outcomes Assessment of the MitraClip Percutaneous Therapy for Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation - COAPT
Mar 17, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the COAPT trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter mitral leaflet approximation using MitraClip among symptomatic heart failure (HF) patients with secondary mitral regurgitation (MR).

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A Study of the ReCor Medical Paradise System in Clinical Hypertension - RADIANCE-HTN SOLO
Mar 17, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of renal denervation compared with sham control among patients with mild to moderate systolic and diastolic hypertension.

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Inspiring Opening Showcase Session Kicks Off ACC.19
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Thousands of attendees packed the ACC.19 Main Tent yesterday for an inspiring Opening Showcase Session featuring ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, ACC.19 Chair Andrew M. Kates, MD, FACC, and Simon Dack Keynote Roberto Canessa, MD.

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JACC Journals: Setting the Bar For Global CV Journals
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

ACC's family of JACC Journals continues to grow and innovate – setting the bar for what it means to be global cardiovascular journals.

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Digital Disruption in Health Care: Implications For Clinicians and Patients
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

"This is a 'world is flat' moment in medicine," says Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, acknowledging that the access to data through digital health is a game changer.

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ACC International: Transforming CV Care Around the World
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

While ACC's mission – to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health – may have begun domestically, the roots of the College and its mission now sprawl across the globe.

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The Future of Managing HF Patients Focus of Chatterjee Keynote
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Advances in medications, devices and strategies have improved the outlook for patients with heart failure (HF). The advances promise even better outcomes, but their ultimate impact has been limited because concepts about HF and who has it have...

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Maseri-Florio Keynote: Policy, Prevention and Partnership Key to Tackling CV Disease Globally
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Medical science has made great progress in treating cardiovascular disease, but an even more effective approach would be to take steps to stop the development of disease.

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Distinguished Young Scientist Awardee Explores Role of Genetics in Identifying MI Risk
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

In the 1950s, physicians recognized that conditions such as myocardial infarction (MI) run in families. Since then, geneticists have tried to answer two key questions – what are the drivers in patients' DNA that lead to this increased risk and how...

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ACC Presidential Year in Review: C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

After a whirlwind year that included a CEO search, the end of one Strategic Plan and the development of a new one, countless plane and train trips to visit cardiovascular professionals in states, countries and regions around the world, and, of...

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ACC Members Living Patient-Centered Care
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Being patient-centered is a fundamental Core Value of the ACC. It means advocating on behalf of the cardiovascular patient population; ensuring the safety and needs of cardiovascular patients are central to everything we do; supporting and...

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Highlights For CV Team Members
Mar 17, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

ACC.19 was designed with every member of the cardiovascular care team in mind. All members of the cardiovascular team – whether a nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical pharmacist, cardiac rehabilitation specialist or other...

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Eagle's Eye View: Day 1 Highlights | ACC.19
Mar 16, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Podcast

In this special episode of Eagle's Eye View, Dr. Peter Block and Dr. Deepak Bhatt discuss highlights from Day 1 of ACC.19, including the Apple Heart Study, PIONEER-HF: Initiation of Angiotensin-Neprilysin Inhibition After Acute Decompensated HF,...

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Video: Day 1 Highlights | ACC.19
Mar 16, 2019 | Dr. Peter C. Block, MD, FACC; Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Video Interview

Drs. Deepak Bhatt and Peter Block discuss AFib detection using the Apple Watch (Apple Heart - 00:30); NT-proBNP inhibition after acute decompensated HF (PIONEER-HF - 02:35); depression in HF and ACS (Hopeful Heart and CODIACS-QoL - 03:52).

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Comparison of Sacubitril–Valsartan versus Enalapril on Effect on NT-proBNP in Patients Stabilized From an Acute Heart Failure Episode
Mar 16, 2019 | Dharam J. Kumbhani, MD, SM, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of using sacubitril/valsartan among patients hospitalized with acute decompensated HF (ADHF).

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Randomized Trial of Depression Screening After Acute Coronary Syndromes
Mar 16, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the CODIACS-QOL trial was to evaluate depression screening compared with no screening among patients with recent acute coronary syndrome.

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Blended Collaborative Care for Treating Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression
Mar 16, 2019 | Dr. Anthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC
Clinical Trial

The goal of the trial was to evaluate collaborative care for co-morbid heart failure and depression compared with usual care among patients recently hospitalized for heart failure.

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Apple Heart Study Identifies AFib in Small Group of Apple Watch Wearers
Mar 16, 2019
ACC News Story

Offering a glimpse at how wearable technology may help flag potential health problems, the Apple Watch was able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in a small group of people who had received an alert of an irregular heartbeat, said researchers...

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Simon Dack Keynote: Don't Let a Tragedy Dictate Who You Are
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

At age 19, Roberto Canessa, MD, endured a plane crash in the Andes Mountains that killed 29 people and inspired the movie Alive. Over 72 days he had to eat human flesh to survive, was buried in an avalanche and hiked for 10 days through snow-cover...

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ACC Delivering on Health System Strategy as Part of New Strategic Plan
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

The ACC is no stranger to innovation, especially when it comes to advancing solutions that facilitate quality improvement. For more than 20 years, the College has played instrumental roles in helping to identify, track and compare trends and gaps...

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Intensive Session Addresses Clinician Wellness and Battling Burnout
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Major changes have been introduced to the health care system over the past decade. Some of those changes have withstood the test of time while others, such as the triple aim, have not fared as well. The triple aim has evolved into the quadruple...

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Bishop Keynote Provides Tangible Approaches to Physician Well-Being
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Practicing medicine in the U.S. is rapidly changing, often no longer resembling the profession physicians pursued for years during training. Computers are a focal point in the exam room, new practice standards have evolved and business models are...

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Andrew M. Kates, MD, FACC: Taking the Helm of ACC.19
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

"ACC.19 is a community event," explains Andrew M. Kates, MD, FACC, chair of ACC's Annual Scientific Session. The global goal of transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health energizes and propels the cardiovascular community to come...

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FIT Jeopardy: The Classic Game Show With an FIT Twist
Mar 16, 2019
ACC Scientific Session Newspaper

Back for the fourth year, ACC state and international chapter teams – each made up of three Fellows in Training (FITs) – will have the opportunity to test their clinical knowledge during the FIT Jeopardy sessions at ACC.19. FIT Jeopardy is a...

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