Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Geriatric Member Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

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JACC CV Health Promotion Series Address Top 8 Risk Factors

September 7, 2018

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A series of eight state-of-the-art reviews is now publishing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). One review is publishing each week, examining the top risk factors affecting the cardiovascular health of patients: diet, tobacco, lipid control/cholesterol, blood pressure, psychological health, weight, physical activity and blood sugar.

Tina Varghese, MD

Feature | Why I Chose Preventive Cardiology

August 23, 2018

Feature Article

On Valentine’s Day 1994, I was 5 years old and carefully crafting a card for my grandparents in art class. I remember gluing a white lace heart onto a red sheet of construction paper, excited to share my masterpiece. My grandfather picked me up from the bus stop that afternoon. Once home, he held his chest and reported pain. He tragically died in route to the hospital from a massive myocardial infarction at the age of 61. While I cannot recall if my grandfather’s early death was the impetus for my longstanding aspiration to become a cardiologist, it undoubtedly influenced my interest in preventive cardiology.

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Geriatric Cardiology Section | The August Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

August 16, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The August 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

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JACC Leadership Page: Geriatric Cardiology - Two Decades of Progress and Strategy For the Future

June 28, 2018

In a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Andrew P. Miller, MD, FACC, ACC secretary and chair of the ACC Board of Governors; Mathew Maurer, MD, FACC, immediate-past chair of the ACC Geriatric Cardiology Section Leadership Council; and Karen P. Alexander, MD, FACC, chair of the Council, discuss the evolution of geriatric cardiology at the College and how the Council plans to align with the goals of the upcoming strategic plan.

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ACC Geriatric Council Discusses Framework For Care of Older HF Patients

May 11, 2018

By embracing a domain-management approach that addresses unique multidimensional needs and vulnerabilities, clinicians may improve health outcomes for older adults with heart failure (HF), according to an ACC Geriatric Council Perspective published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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ACC Receives GEMSSTAR Funding For Early Career Physicians

May 9, 2018

ACC’s Geriatric Cardiology Section has secured funding from the George F. and Ann Harris Bellows Foundation to support cardiology applicants for the Grants for Early Medical and Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program.

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Palliative Care Resource Now Available

April 13, 2018

Palliative care, which focuses on managing symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath, can be provided by any member of the health care team and improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Geriatric Infographic Now Available

February 5, 2018

Heart disease is the most frequent condition in older adults and the leading cause of death. For people older than 75, high blood pressure is the most common heart condition, followed by coronary artery disease and heart failure. To help these patients better manage their health, ACC’s CardioSmart team has created an infographic with health tips for older adults.

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Older Adults and Their Health by the Numbers

February 5, 2018

A recent “Number Check” article published in Cardiology magazine provides statistics on older adults and their health. The numbers cover topics on weight loss, decision-making, medications and more.

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Register For the Geriatric Cardiology Section Meeting at ACC.18

February 5, 2018

Leave room on your ACC.18 schedule for the Geriatric Cardiology Section meeting on Sunday, March 11. The Section will meet from 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. ET at the Hyatt Regency Orlando to review recent Section accomplishments, look forward to 2018 initiatives and discuss opportunities for involvement.

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Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 22, 2017

In the latest ACC Cardiology Hour, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, is joined by Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC; Rachel J. Lampert, MD, FACC; Prediman K. Shah, MD, MACC; and Chadwick W. Stouffer, MD, in a roundtable discussion of the hottest trials from AHA 2017 in Anaheim, CA. Among the trials discussed are DACAB, CANVAS, EXSCEL, POISE-2 and more.

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New Guidelines Focus on Ventricular Arrhythmias, Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention

November 2, 2017

The ACC, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society, have published new guidelines for the treatment of adult patients with ventricular arrhythmias (VA) or who are at risk for sudden cardiac death. The new guidelines replace the 2006 ACC/AHA/SC Guidelines for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death and provide recommendations regarding general evaluation of patients with documented or suspected VA; treatments, therapies and prevention of VA; acute management of specific VA; and VA in the structurally normal heart.

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Apply for ACC’s Membership Committee by Sept. 22

September 13, 2017

In conjunction with the ACC Committee Nominations cycle, the College’s Membership Committee is now accepting applications through Sept. 22. The Membership Committee was established as part of the 2015 College’s governance transformation and serves as standing committee of the College, reporting directly to the Board of Trustees.

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The August 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

August 21, 2017

The August 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

Cardiology Magazine, July 2017

The July 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

July 20, 2017

The July 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

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Call For Applications: Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair

July 20, 2017

The ACC is seeking qualified candidates to serve as vice chair of the Annual Scientific Session for a two-year term of office for ACC.19 and ACC.20, moving on to assume another two-year term as chair of ACC.21 and ACC.22.

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ACC Participates in NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference

July 5, 2017

By Karen P. Alexander, MD, FACC, chair of ACC’s Geriatric Section, and Timothy F. Feltes, MD, FACC, chair of ACC's Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section. We recently attended a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored workshop titled, Inclusion Across the Lifespan, on behalf of the ACC.

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JACC Editor’s Page: Global Health Care and the Aging Population

July 5, 2017

In a recent Editor’s Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, discusses the health care challenges that will arise worldwide over the coming decades due to an aging population. Forward-thinking countries are developing strategies to combat this problem.

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The June 2017 Issue of Cardiology, ACC's Flagship Member Magazine, is LIVE!

June 27, 2017

The June 2017 issue of Cardiology, ACC’s flagship member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

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ACC Seeks Comments on Proposed Geriatric Patient Data Elements

May 9, 2017

The ACC is accepting public comments on geriatric data elements for suggested use across NCDR registries. An expert panel identified a set of core data elements to characterize the elderly beyond chronologic age and highlight competing risks and unique aspects of their care.

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This Saturday: All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17

March 14, 2017

Attending ACC.17? Join us for the All-Section Meeting & Reception at ACC.17! The event happening THIS Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis will give you a chance to learn more about what ACC's 19+ Member Sections are working to accomplish and to connect with members in your specialty or interest areas.

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THIS Saturday: Geriatric Cardiology Section Meeting at ACC.17

March 14, 2017

If you'll be at ACC.17 this weekend, make room on your calendar for the Geriatric Cardiology Section Meeting taking place this Saturday from 4:45 – 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance hotel. Network with your peers and learn about Section accomplishments and goals, as well as ways you can get involved. RSVP now.

Caroline Lloyd Doherty, AGACNP-BC, AACC

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care For the CV Patient

October 27, 2016

It wasn't too long ago that I equated consulting the palliative care team with consulting the hospice team. When a patient was not a candidate for a procedure, someone should have a 'goals of care' discussion including the possibility of hospice. Now, having done a post-masters in palliative care, I understand that palliative care and hospice are very different. It's no wonder that patients and families are unclear about the differences, when many clinicians are uncertain as well.

James Kirkpatrick

Palliative Care For Patients With End-Stage CVD and Devices

June 14, 2016

I was the lead author on a research letter recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine that was conducted by the ACC Geriatric Cardiology Section’s Palliative Care Working Group and was endorsed by the leadership of the ACC.

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Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

June 9, 2016

In a recent Expert Analysis, Esther Pak, MD, and James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACC, discuss care options for patients with end-stage cardiovascular disease. “Palliative care provides symptom management, psychosocial support, and facilitation of shared decision making.

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Statement Calls For More Inclusion of Older Patients in CV Clinical Trials

April 22, 2016

There is a critical need for more large, population-based studies and clinical trials that include adults older than 75 years with complex comorbidities and other issues, according to a scientific statement released April 11 by the ACC, in conjunction with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Geriatrics Society, and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Best of ACC.org: Geriatric Cardiology and the Imminent Patient Shift

December 3, 2015

As more baby boomers age, the growing number of older adults has created a major demographic imperative. It is estimated that by 2030 the number of older adults – individuals age 65 and older – will have doubled. This huge population shift is of particular significance to cardiologists as aging is the most potent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

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ACC Council Addresses Need For Geriatric Cardiology Subspecialty

October 19, 2015

A distinctive geriatric cardiology subspecialty is needed to respond to the complex and unique cardiovascular needs of aging patients, according to a Council Perspective recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The recommendation of a more robust geriatric cardiology subspecialty is the result of ACC’s Geriatric Cardiology Member Section’s examination of the future of geriatric cardiology and the evolution of the subspecialty.

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Expert Analysis Looks at Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Patients of Advanced Age

September 4, 2015

In a recent Expert Analysis, Ankur Kalra, MD, and Barry J. Maron, MD, FACC, explore hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in patients of advanced age, including the risk of sudden death in older hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients. “Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients of advanced age are more likely to die of non-cardiac competing morbidities than of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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Experts Analysis Articles Assess the Geriatric Population With AS

July 7, 2015

In two recent Expert Analysis articles published on ACC.org, Lydia R. Engwenyu, MD, and Luis A. Guzman, MD, FACC, defend the need to move to a comprehensive assessment of the geriatric population with aortic stenosis (AS). In their first Expert Analysis article on cardiac conditions in geriatric patients with AS, they say, “AS is a disease mainly affecting the elderly, and definitive management requires procedural intervention.

ACC Member Publications

Latest Issue of Cardiology Focuses on Big Data

May 26, 2015

The cover story in a recent issue of Cardiology magazine provides an in-depth look at big data and its implications on the future of medicine. It also features an article about the CardioEncounters program, a new approach to patient-clinician interactions, and includes an exclusive interview with the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Robert Califf, MD, MACC.

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ACC/AGS/NIA Workshop on Multimorbidity in Older Adults with CVD: Workshop Website

April 3, 2015

On February 9-10, 2015, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), convened a Workshop at ACC’s Heart House in Washington, DC, focusing on the complex issues involved in caring for older adults with CVD and multiple coexisting conditions.