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ACC Council Perspective Looks at Best Practices in Cardiology-Oriented Sedation

September 13, 2019

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Safe, streamlined guidance on procedural sedation in urgent or unscheduled cases may be helpful for cardiologists, according to a perspective from ACC's Electrophysiology, Interventional and Imaging Section Leadership Councils, published Sept. 9 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Career Challenges of the SHD Imager

August 28, 2019

Feature Article

Structural heart disease (SHD) imaging is a new and evolving paradigm in cardiac imaging. Its primary components are echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography, with a focus on preprocedural planning and intraprocedural guidance of noncoronary transcatheter heart therapies.

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JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Publishes Focus Issue on CMR in HF

August 26, 2019

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Can cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) enlighten us in cardiac transplant rejection? Do myocardial patterns matter for heart failure? What can imaging phenotypes tell us about the stages of Fabry's disease? A special focus issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging dedicated to the latest findings surrounding CMR in heart failure examines answers to these important questions and more.

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In Case You Missed It: Echo Highlights From ACC.19

August 22, 2019

Feature Article

Echocardiography is an integral part of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology. There has been tremendous growth in the field, as evidenced by the myriad of cutting-edge research recently presented at ACC.19 in New Orleans, LA. Echocardiographic advancements span all areas of the field, including technology, our interpretation of the findings, how our findings correlate with other invasive and noninvasive measures of heart function, and the wave of the future – machine learning.

Padmini Varadarajan, MD, FACC

My First Job as an Imaging Faculty – Do's and Don'ts

July 25, 2019   |   Vinutha Rajesh, MDPadmini Varadarajan, MBBS, FACC

Feature Article

There has been an increase in the number of patients with cardiac conditions both in inpatient and outpatient settings. Imaging is the "corner stone" in the diagnosis of cardiac conditions. This field requires various levels of training, including one or two years for a level three certification such as echocardiography, MRI and CT after three years of general cardiology fellowship.

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Check Out the July Issue of Cardiology; Your Member Magazine

July 23, 2019

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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!

CMR: Component of Value and Quality

April 12, 2019   |   Fawaz Alenezi, MD Ahmed Abuzaid, MBBS, FACC

Feature Article

With the supervision of the ACC Imaging Section Writing Group editors, Fawaz Alenezi, MD, and Ahmed Sami Abuzaid, MBBS, FACC, will publish a periodic, multipart series of articles related to the utility of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in cardiovascular disease.

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ACC.19 SHD Imaging Highlights

April 2, 2019   |   Omar K. Khalique, MD, FACC

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On the heels of the incredible results of the PARTNER 3 trial presented at ACC.19, there has never been a more pertinent time to highlight structural heart disease (SHD) imaging.

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Imaging Section Meeting and Reception at ACC.19

January 21, 2019

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

Stay up-to-date on all things imaging at ACC.19 during the Imaging Section Meeting and Reception, taking place Saturday, March 16, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. CT.

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Building Bridges in Cardiology and Radiology

November 19, 2018

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As health care moves away from volume-based imaging to integration and value-based imaging, a collaborative approach unbound by subspecialization from the Fellows in Training (FIT) and early career level may be transformative for the medical field, according to an FIT/Early Career column published November 12 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The Future of the ACC Imaging Section: A Discussion With Todd C. Villines, MD, FACC

October 4, 2018

Feature Interview

In the following interview, Andrew D. Choi, MD, FACC, co-director of cardiac CT and MRI at the George Washington University, discusses the current state and future vision of the ACC Imaging Section with Todd C. Villines, MD, FACC, immediate past-president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and new chair of the ACC Imaging Section.

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Imaging 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!

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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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Nuclear Cardiology: Celebrating the Past and Present While Looking Towards the Future

August 29, 2018

Feature Interview

Nuclear cardiology has played an important role in understanding the pathology and guiding management of cardiovascular disease. In the following interview, Renee Bullock-Palmer, MBBS, FACC, interviews Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, FACC, and Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FACC, both past presidents of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and experts in nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular disease in women, on how they began their careers and advice for others in their field.

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Imaging 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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Clinical Image Series on ACC.org

August 7, 2018

ACC's Imaging Section and Leadership Council have teamed up with the Noninvasive Imaging Clinical Topic Collection to create a series of clinical images for ACC.org. These images and videos are pulled from patient cases across the country to spotlight imaging modalities pertinent to cardiovascular medicine and illustrate useful teaching points.

Current Status and Future of Coronary CT: An Interview With Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FACC

August 7, 2018

Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FACC, is an outcome research scientist and professor of medicine and radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She is the immediate past president of the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, past president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, past chair of the Cardiac Imaging Committee for the Council of Clinical Cardiology of American Heart Association, and is on the Imaging Council for the ACC. In addition, Shaw sits on editorial board of several journals and is an executive editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. In an interview conducted by Parham Eshtehardi, MD, Fellow in Training at Emory University School of Medicine, Shaw discusses the current status and future of coronary CT.

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Future of Quantitative Echocardiography For Trainees

July 17, 2018

By embracing change and evolution in design, echocardiography could lead diagnostic imaging and drive innovation, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published July 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Pravin Patil, MD, FACC

Feature | Interventional Imagers and Radiation Safety

June 27, 2018

Exposure to ionizing radiation has become an accepted occupational risk related to cardiac interventions. As the field has advanced and procedures have become more complex, the heart team has expanded to include anesthesiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and ancillary staff members. In concert with each of these additions, contemporary research has explored the members’ radiation exposure and methods through which it can be minimized. The interventional echocardiographer is a key player on every structural heart team. In the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), James A. Crowhurst, BS, et al., studied radiation exposure of the interventional echocardiographer, a previously under-recognized entity.

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ACC Seeks Comments on Data Standards For Transthoracic Echocardiography

June 11, 2018

The ACC is seeking comments on a draft of the 2018 ACC/AHA/ASE Key Data Elements and Definitions for Transthoracic Echocardiography. The document aims to provide a standardized set of data elements and definition specific to transthoracic echocardiography. Comments are due by July 5.

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Get Required Nuclear Medicine Hours at ACC’s Nuclear Cardiology Course

April 2, 2018

Do you need relevant nuclear medicine hours to meet accreditation requirements? Are you preparing for the nuclear cardiology or cardiac CT Boards? Review over 100 cases to increase your interpretive skills by attending the Recent Advances in Clinical Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT: State of the Art Updates and 101 Evidence-Based Case Reviews course, May 10 – 12 in Washington, DC.

Richard K. Cheng, MD, MSc, FACC and Richard K. Cheng, MD, MSc, FACC

Coverage and Reimbursement in Cardiac Imaging

February 22, 2018

As an early career cardiologist, it is challenging to recognize the complex intricacies of coverage and reimbursement. Although an in-depth review is beyond the scope of this article, our intent is to highlight some essential points.

Andrew Choi

The ACC Imaging Section – Voices in Action Together For Cardiovascular Imagers

December 22, 2017

The Imaging Section of the ACC is the voice in action for cardiovascular imagers. Established in 2008, the Imaging Section seeks to facilitate communication between the ACC and various imaging subspecialty societies, including the American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, as well as the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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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.

Renee Bullock-Palmer

Highlights From the 22nd Annual ASNC Scientific Meeting

October 20, 2017

This year's 22nd annual American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) scientific meeting was held in the beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, on Sept. 14 - 17. It was an excellent meeting under the direction of the ASNC 2017 program chair Donna Polk, MD, MPH, FACC, and vice-chair Sharmila Dorbala, MBBS, FACC, as well as ASNC President Raymond Russell, MD, PhD, FACC. There were disease-specific sessions focused on infiltrative heart diseases such as cardiac sarcoidosis and cardiac amyloidosis, hands-on reading sessions with the experts, case-based sessions and rapid fire ePoster sessions.

Juan C. Lopez-Mattei, MD, FACC

Is it Worth Pursuing Advanced Training in Echocardiography?

October 2, 2017

Post-graduate training in advanced echocardiography has a relevant role in advancing quality of care due to recent technical advances in echocardiography, as well as in advancing the treatment of valvular heart disease. Advanced echocardiography fellowships in cardiology are non-ACGME accredited. Echocardiography has evolved significantly from the m-mode days to include 3D, strain and contrast echocardiography.

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ACC Holds AUC Summit

September 1, 2017

The ACC held an appropriate use criteria (AUC) summit on Aug. 9 at Heart House in Washington, DC. The summit provided an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' forthcoming AUC program, with discussion among participants about where the program is headed and how the AUC community, including the ACC, can help.

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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!

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ACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Call For Papers: Cardiovascular Imaging in Cardio-Oncology

August 9, 2017

In line with the promise to meticulously define the role of cardiac imaging in managing various cardiovascular diseases around the world, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging will publish a themed issue focusing on imaging in cardio-oncology in early 2018. The issue will highlight current and future roles of cardiovascular imaging in understanding the effects of cancer on the heart, as well as diagnosing, monitoring and treating these conditions.

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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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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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Video: How to Engage With the Imaging Section

April 25, 2017

In a recent video on the FITs on the GO blog, Victor Ferrari, MD, FACC, chair of the Imaging Section, and Jeffrey Benjamin Geske, MD, FACC, a member of the Imaging Section Leadership Council, discuss ways to engage with the Section.

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Submit Comments on Draft Practice Guidelines For Procedural Moderate Sedation and Analgesia

April 25, 2017

The American Society of Anesthesiologists, in collaboration with the ACC, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Radiology, American Dental Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, is seeking comments on their early draft of the Practice Guidelines for Procedural Moderate Sedation and Analgesia.

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Special Issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Looks at Randomized Trials in Imaging

March 28, 2017

A special issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imagingpublished March 6, focuses on randomized trials in cardiovascular imaging. A collection of original research, imaging perspectives and state-of-the-art papers highlight the role outcomes-based imaging evidence plays in understanding, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease.

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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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JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Names New Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2017

The ACC has named Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MD, DM, FACC, as the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. He replaces Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, who has served as editor-in-chief since the journal first launched in 2008. 

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The Same Trusted JACC: CV Imaging Content With Fewer Clicks

December 21, 2016

The JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 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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ACC Seeks Successor Editor-in-Chief For JACC: CV Imaging

October 19, 2016

ACC’s Publications Committee is now accepting applications for editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging to begin a five-year term in January 2017. First issues under the new leadership will publish in July 2017.

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Crowdsourcing Innovation in Cardiovascular Imaging

July 6, 2016

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine highlights the results of the 2015 Data Science Bowl, with commentary on the competition and its impact on cardiovascular imaging from Prem Soman, MD, FACC, immediate past chair of ACC’s Imaging Section, and Victor Ferrari, MD, FACC, current chair of the Imaging Section. “This year’s competition challenged data scientists to create an algorithm to automate the process of assessing cardiac function via magnetic resonance imaging...

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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 Imaging Council Weighs Screening Options For Diabetic Patients

February 24, 2016

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening is the best non-invasive tool for measuring the risk of cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic patients with diabetes, according to a state-of-the-art paper from ACC’s Imaging Council published Feb. 1 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. According to the authors, patients with type-2 diabetes have higher amounts of CAC than nondiabetic patients, but a high proportion of adults with diabetes have a CAC score of 0 or very low.

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Data Science Bowl: Transforming How We Diagnose Heart Disease

January 8, 2016

Join Booz Allen Hamilton, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the ACC by putting data science to work in the cardiology field in the 2015 Data Science Bowl. This year’s competition, which runs through March 14, challenges data scientists to create an algorithm to automate the process of assessing cardiac function via magnetic resonance imaging.

Chittur A. Sivaram MD FACC

Educating the Next Generation of Great Minds

December 14, 2015

As a cardiology fellow, Chittur A. Sivaram, MBBS, FACC, was drawn to the potential of the echocardiography field, which at that time was maturing as a new diagnostic tool. “Its solid foundation in morphology and physiology, along with its future potential in the management of cardiovascular diseases was appealing to me,” he says.

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Best of ACC.org: The Challenging Future of Multimodality Imaging

December 3, 2015

Thanks to the successful use of cardiovascular imaging in all types of cardiovascular disease, and the role it has played in declining mortality and optimal disease management, there is continued demand for multimodality imagers and their services. But with the rapid evolution of the health care landscape, the field finds itself facing critical challenges that threaten the future of multimodality imagers.

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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.

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JACC Call For Papers: Cardiovascular Imaging in Women

August 4, 2015

Imaging may play a unique role in treating cardiovascular disease in women, yet significantly fewer studies assessing the application and accuracy of invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities in women exist compared to those focused on men. In an effort to raise awareness of this important issue, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging is accepting submissions for papers focused on the role of imaging in understanding, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular disease in women.

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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.