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Take Advantage of New Multifaceted HF Curriculum

December 13, 2019

Educational Opportunities

The multi-faceted Improving Heart Failure Outcomes Through Personalized Education (HOPE) curriculum from the ACC and Haymarket Medical Education consists of 30 live and online certified education activities to help health care professionals improve heart failure (HF) patient care and outcomes.

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Subscribe to Receive the Second Issue of JACC: CardioOncology

December 13, 2019

Highlights From JACC

ACC's newest JACC Journal, JACC: CardioOncology, will publish its second issue on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The highly anticipated second issue will be feature state-of-the-art reviews, primers, research letters, viewpoints and case challenges on topics such as ischemia and bleeding in cancer patients undergoing PCI, hypertension in cancer patients and survivors, increased cancer prevalence in peripartum cardiomyopathy, and much more.

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JACC: Heart Failure Publishes Special Issue on HF in the Elderly

December 2, 2019

Highlights From JACC

The newest issue of JACC: Heart Failure brings together the latest research on heart failure in the elderly. Examining differences in treatment effects, treatment options, epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and outcomes that are significant in the elderly population, this issue aims to grow the body of literature surrounding this important and emerging theme.

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Sign Up For “Microvolunteer” Opportunities

October 28, 2019

Member Engagement Opportunities at the ACC

There are a lot of big ways to get involved with the College – being on a Section Leadership Council, participating on a taskforce or committee, or serving as faculty for a live course, to name a few. However, we know that not everyone has the time for some of these larger-scale commitments. That's why the ACC is excited to announce the launch of our Microvolunteering Platform.

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Empower Your Patients With ACC’s New HF Tools and Resources

September 13, 2019

Patient Centered

ACC's CardioSmart team recently developed a suite of tools and resources to help patients with heart failure begin managing their condition and know what to expect. Help your patients reach their goals with the "I Have Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. Now What?" My Heart Failure Action Plan.

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Celebrate AFib Awareness Month With ACC’s Latest AFib Resources

September 4, 2019

Upcoming Event

For AFib Awareness Month, take advantage of ACC's latest atrial fibrillation (AFib) resources. The AFib Shared Decision Making Tools help patients with AFib decide whether to mitigate their risk of stroke with blood thinners. Use the Stroke and Bleeding Risk Calculator together with the decision aids to find the right treatment for your patients. ACC's CardioSmart team also offers additional resources to help your patients understand this condition, including the free AFib, Stroke and Blood Thinners infographic.

Cardiology Magazine; July 2019

Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

Cardiology is the ACC's flagship member magazine — your member magazine — providing cardiovascular professionals with a comprehensive source for clinical and professional news. Find links to all of the July issue's articles and share on social media!

Chapters

Call For ACC Co-Editor of New Heart Failure SAP

April 4, 2019

Announcements

The ACC is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic individual for the position of co-editor of Heart Failure SAP – a new self-assessment program on heart failure that will be released in 2020.

Check Out ACC’s Latest HF Resources

October 19, 2018

Quick Reads and Recommendations

The ACC has developed several Shared Decision-Making tools to help patients and clinicians work together when deciding on certain treatment options.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Heart Failure and Transplant 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

Highlights From JACC

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.

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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.

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Heart Failure and Transplant 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!

ACC.18

New Heart Failure Post-ACC.18 Content

July 23, 2018

The ACC.18 Meeting Coverage Page on ACC.org features post-meeting content from the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Learning Pathway to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.18. Catch up on the COMPASS trial and MORE.

ACC.18

New Heart Failure Post-ACC.18 Content

June 11, 2018

The ACC.18 Meeting Coverage Page on ACC.org features post-meeting content from the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Learning Pathway to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.18.

Member Benefits

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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New Heart Failure Post-ACC.18 Content

May 7, 2018

The ACC.18 Meeting Coverage Page on ACC.org now features post-meeting content that is meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.18 from the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies Learning Pathway.

Member Benefits

Can Aspirin Reduce Risk of Death in Patients With Diabetes, HF?

March 8, 2018

People who have both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure (HF) may have a lower risk of death or hospitalization for HF if they take an aspirin each day, according to research that will be presented at ACC.18 in Orlando. However, aspirin use in these patients could also increase the risk of a nonfatal heart attack or stroke.

Meetings

2018 Careers in Heart Failure & Transplant Symposium

February 21, 2018

Please join us for this year's Careers in Heart Failure & Transplant Symposium during ACC.18. The event will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom Q at 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Member Benefits

Acknowledge HF Awareness Week During Heart Month

February 9, 2018

Join the ACC in recognizing Heart Failure (HF) Awareness Week from Feb. 11 – 17 as part of American Heart Month. CardioSmart’s HF Condition Center provides information for patients to better understand their condition, resources to find support, questions to ask their physicians and more.

Meetings

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.

Member Benefits

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.

Member Benefits

Complete RUC Surveys to Help ACC

October 20, 2017

Surveys assessing the physician work necessary to perform (1) leadless pacemaker implantation and explantation, (2) pulmonary wireless monitor implantation and management and (3) pediatric thermodilution studies are being distributed to members throughout the month of October. If you are randomly selected and receive a survey, please take 15 – 30 minutes to thoughtfully complete it. Annual updates to the physician work relative values are based on recommendations from the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).

Member Benefits

ACC, HRS, HFSA and SCAI Partner to Expand Maintenance of Certification Offerings

October 20, 2017

The ACC, Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) have announced a partnership to develop new modules to help subspecialty cardiologists potentially meet collaborative maintenance pathway requirements equivalent to satisfying the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) current 10-year maintenance of certification (MOC) examination.

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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.

Cardiology August 2017

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!

Meetings

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.

Meetings

New HF and Cardiomyopathies Post-ACC.17 Content

July 5, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional heart failure (HF) and cardiomyopathies-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

Member Benefits

JACC: Heart Failure Call For Papers: Cardiac Transplantation

July 5, 2017

As the 50th anniversary of the first human heart transplant approaches, JACC: Heart Failure is honoring this milestone with a special issue focused on the topic of cardiac transplantation. This uniquely themed issue will highlight the role of cardiac transplantation, as well as the care of patients pre- and post-transplant.

Member Benefits

New ACC HF Tools, Resources and Education

June 30, 2017

The ACC recently launched a Heart Failure Discussion Guide to help guide conversations between clinicians and patients about HF treatments in order to optimize outcomes. For additional clinical tools and resources, check out the College’s Heart Failure Practice Solutions clinical toolkit and ACC’s Succeed in Managing Heart Failure Initiative.

Member Benefits

CMS Issues New HF Specialty Designation Code

June 30, 2017

After approving a new specialty designation for "Advanced Heart Failure (HF) and Transplant Cardiology" at the end of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed the necessary steps to create the code and make it available for physicians to use in their provider enrollment. The new code will become effective Oct. 1.

Cardiology

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!

Member Benefits

New HF and Cardiomyopathies Post-ACC.17 Content

June 19, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional heart failure (HF) and cardiomyopathies-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

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New ACC HF Tools, Resources and Education

May 9, 2017

The ACC recently launched a Heart Failure Discussion Guide to help guide conversations between clinicians and patients about HF treatments in order to optimize outcomes.

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Societies Release HF Guideline Focused Update

May 9, 2017

The ACC, along with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), have released a focused update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure.

Meetings

New HF and Cardiomyopathies Post-ACC.17 Content

May 9, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional heart failure (HF) and cardiomyopathies-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

Member Benefits

CMS Issues New HF Specialty Designation Code

May 9, 2017

After approving a new specialty designation for "Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology" at the end of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed the necessary steps to create the code and make it available for physicians to use in their provider enrollment.

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ACC Seeks Comments on Document on Optimization of HF Treatment

April 25, 2017

The ACC is seeking comments on a draft of the Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment. This document will serve as a complement to the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, and the 2016/2017 focused updates addressing new medical therapies, prevention and certain co-morbidities for which new data are available.

Meetings

ACC HF and Transplant Section Chair Speaks on Health Outcomes in HF Treatment

April 25, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) convened a Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) meeting March 22 to inform future decision-making on coverage of heart failure (HF) technologies. The panel of physicians and other experts voted on questions considering which types of outcomes are useful for evaluating HF technology studies.

ACC.17

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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Training Statement For HF and Transplant Specialists Released

March 9, 2017

A new training statement from the ACC and numerous partnering societies addresses the competencies required of sub-subspecialists in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (AHFTC). The document was published March 8 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Meetings

The Same Trusted JACC: Heart Failure Content With Fewer Clicks

December 21, 2016

The JACC: Heart Failure website has been redesigned, bringing a fresh perspective to the journal’s vast content – and helping clinicians stay on top of the most important science and emerging discoveries in clinical cardiology.

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CMS Approves New HF Specialty Designation Code

December 2, 2016

After great effort by the Heart Failure Society of America and the ACC, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) informed both societies that a new specialty designation for “Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology” has been approved.

Meetings

Registration Open For Advancing CV Care of the Oncology Patient

October 19, 2016

In the U.S., an estimated 14.5 million individuals have a history of cancer, representing a prevalent and rapidly growing population. Given this staggering statistic, clinicians often encounter patients with cancer and cancer survivors who have significant cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease.

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New HF v3 Accreditation Coming Soon

August 22, 2016

The newest version of the Heart Failure (HF) Accreditation tool – HF v3 – is targeted for availability later this summer. The new version offers two separate designations – one for facilities that transfer or refer patients for transplant or other more advanced types of mechanical circulatory support and another for facilities that meet the criteria established for management of more advanced HF.

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JACC Retains Ranking as #1 CV Journal in the World

June 20, 2016

For the third year in a row, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) ranked as the #1 cardiovascular journal in the world. According to the 2015 Impact Factors for Journals, JACC holds the top position among all 124 cardiovascular journals in scientific impact with its highest impact factor ever of 17.759, up from 16.503 in 2014.

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ACC/AHA Task Force Seeks Comment on Sudden Cardiac Death Measure Set

February 25, 2016

The ACC/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures has developed a prevention of sudden cardiac death measure set. The Task Force is seeking public comments on the measure set. Before completing the survey, please review the draft prevention of sudden cardiac measure set. To provide comments, please access the survey here. If you need to exit the survey before you have finished commenting, you can save your responses and return to the survey later.

Best of ACC.org

Best of ACC.org: The Road to a Heart Failure Designation

December 3, 2015

Extensive training, expert treatment and board tests are all requirements for becoming a sub-specialized cardiologist. Physicians take pride in their distinct area of practice and are sought out by patients and referring practitioners looking for skilled care.

Lifelong Learning

Deadline Extended For Public Comments on ACC’s Draft Lifelong Learning Competencies For General Cardiologists

November 12, 2015

As part of its ongoing strategic focus on purposeful education, the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Competency Management Committee has drafted the ACC Lifelong Learning Competencies for General Cardiologists. The Committee is seeking public comments on the draft which is the first document of its kind to combine medical knowledge, patient care and procedural skill competencies across 18 clinical areas in conjunction with administrative, leadership, and professional competencies.

Maintenance of Certification

ABIM Eliminates ‘Double Jeopardy’ MOC Requirement

July 1, 2015

In response to input provided by the ACC and other cardiology specialty societies (SCAI, HRS and HFSA) around the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) new requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC), the ABIM today announced it is eliminating the requirement to maintain underlying certification in a foundational discipline in order to remain certified in a subspecialty.

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.