ACC.19 Update

New Dyslipidemia Post-ACC.19 Content

June 13, 2019

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

The ACC.19 Meeting Coverage Page on ACC.org now features post-meeting content on dyslipidemia to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.19.

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JACC Leadership Page: ACC.19, Primary Prevention and Elizabeth Kovacs

May 30, 2019

Highlights From JACC

In a new Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, ACC President Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, reflects on ACC.19; the new Primary Prevention Guideline; and his mother, Elizabeth M. Kovacs, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 99.

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Leading Through Example: Fitness For Heart Health

May 23, 2019

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

As we mark National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Cardiology magazine featured photos of activities that members enjoy in their pursuit of being fit.

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Special Issue of JACC Focuses on CV Health Promotion

April 25, 2019

Highlights From JACC

A special issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, published April 22 on cardiovascular health promotion, covers topics such as healthy behaviors in preschoolers, the importance of eating breakfast, plant-based dietary patters and incident heart failure, sitting time and risk of death, survival among SIHD patients with diabetes, benefits of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, and more.

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New Video on ACC Diabetes Expert Consensus Decision Pathway

March 6, 2019

Feature Video

In a new video interview, Brendan Everett, MD, FACC, and James L. Januzzi Jr., MD, FACC, discuss key points to remember from the 2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Novel Therapies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.

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Attend ACC's Cardiovascular Health Promotion Course

February 15, 2019

Educational Opportunities

ACC's Cardiovascular Health Promotion course, taking place May 30 – June 1 in Washington, DC, provides the latest in evidence-based practice for cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention, as well as practical strategies for lifestyle medicine for the cardiac care team.

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Free CME/MOC Credit: Cardiac Rehab Webinar Series

December 17, 2018

Featured Webinar

The ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section and Cardiac Rehabilitation Work Group created a series of free webinars aimed at optimizing care for cardiac rehab patients.

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ACC Decision Pathway Provides New Guidance on Managing T2D Patients With ASCVD

December 4, 2018

Quick Reads and Recommendations

The ACC's new 2018 Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Novel Therapies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease addresses the changing paradigm in how cardiovascular specialists should approach care of type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients.

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ACC Council Perspective Looks at Lifestyle Modifications For Preventing and Treating HF

November 9, 2018

Highlights From JACC

While continued improvement in medical and device therapy for heart failure has led to better survival rates, there may be stronger evidence that heart failure can be prevented by favorable lifestyle choices vs. treatment of existing heart failure, according to a perspective from ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council published Oct. 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Cardiac Rehab Information for Physicians Webinar Series

October 30, 2018

Featured Webinar

The overall goal of this activity is to provide physicians with the knowledge they need to better utilize Cardiac Rehab, by serving as a source of information that is not readily available. This five-part webinar series was created by the ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 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.

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Review Provides Mechanisms For Effective SGLT2i Use in Diabetes

August 18, 2018

The effectiveness of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) highlights the importance of well-powered clinical trials that have identified a new treatment strategy for type 2 diabetes, according to a state-of-the-art review published July 31 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Save the Date: Join ACC’s Next Twitter Journal Club

August 18, 2018

Save the Date

Save the date for the next ACC Twitter Journal Club on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3 - 4 p.m. ET! ACC Journal Club faculty members Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, and John Ryan, MD, FACC. Itchhaporia AND Ryan will be joined by Annabelle Volgman, MD, FACC, ACC Cardiovascular Disease in Women committee member; Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section council member; and Dave Dixon, PharmD, FACC, ACC Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disorder sub-section member, to discuss some of the hottest topics from ESC Congress 2018 in Munich.

Cardiology Magazine August 2018

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 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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New Prevention Post-ACC.18 Content

July 23, 2018

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

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ACC Seeks Comment on Diabetes Decision Pathway

June 28, 2018

A draft of the 2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Novel Therapies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes is open for comment until July 5.

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CVD and Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge; Earn Credit

June 11, 2018

A new online ACC hub focused on “Lifting the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes” provides a host of free, education activities designed to help cardiovascular care professionals close the gap in new cardiometabolic pharmacotherapy.

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New Prevention Post-ACC.18 Content

June 11, 2018

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

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New Prevention 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 Prevention Learning Pathway.

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Research Proposal Deadline Extended for Diabetes Collaborative Registry

April 24, 2018

The College’s Diabetes Collaborative Registry is seeking research proposals and has extended its research proposal application (RPA) deadline to Friday, June 1. Launched in 2014, the Diabetes Collaborative Registry has become a powerful resource for studies on the care and management of diabetic patients across multiple clinical specialties in the ambulatory space.

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Clinician Guide to the ABCs of Primary and Secondary Prevention of ASCVD

April 24, 2018

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in America, with well-established and identifiable risk factors. Modifiable risk factors are the primary driver for first cardiovascular event, and risk factor modification has been a significant driver for reduction of cardiovascular death in certain populations in recent decades.

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Hear From the Experts on the Hottest Trials From AHA 2017

November 28, 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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Updated Decision Pathway For Non-Statin Therapies Published

September 7, 2017

As a result of recent evidence regarding proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors and ezetimibe in some patients, the ACC has released the 2017 Focused Update of the 2016 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Role of Non-Statin Therapies for LDL-Cholesterol Lowering in the Management of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk, which published Sept. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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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/AHA Seeks Comments on Updated Cardiac Rehabilitation Measure Set

August 9, 2017

The ACC/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Performance Measures is accepting public comments on the draft of the 2018 ACC/AHA Cardiac Rehabilitation Performance Measure Set, including any measures that the committee should consider modifying, removing or adding.

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Some Plant-Based Diets May Increase Heart Disease Risk

July 25, 2017

Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease, but some may be associated with a higher risk, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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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New Prevention Post-ACC.17 Content

July 10, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional prevention-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

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Listen Now: JACC Audio Summary on Global Burden of CVD

July 10, 2017

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart diseases and stroke, account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) that examined every country over the past 25 years.

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New Prevention Post-ACC.17 Content

June 30, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional prevention-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

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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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New Prevention Post-ACC.17 Content

May 9, 2017

The ACC.org editors have created additional prevention-related content meant to reinforce the teaching points and education presented during ACC.17.

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Webinar on Demand: Lifestyle – Why Good Medicine Starts With Prevention

April 14, 2017

Preventive medicine along with lifestyle modification (including adopting and/or adhering to a heart healthy diet, regular exercise habits, avoidance of tobacco products, and achieving or maintaining a healthy weight) remains the foundation for health promotion and cardiovascular disease risk reduction. However, most Americans continue to lead an unhealthy lifestyle and fewer than 1 percent of adults have all seven AHA cardiovascular health metrics at ideal levels.

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Managing CV Risk in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

March 29, 2017

Cardiologists are treating more and more patients with established cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Over the last decade, studies have shown that patients with diabetes are at greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes.

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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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Prevention-Focused Sessions at ACC.17

March 3, 2017

Only at ACC.17 will you have the opportunity to learn everything you need to address the evolving world of cardiovascular medicine and achieve success in your profession. Mark your calendar for the All-Sections Meeting and Reception on Saturday, March 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis. Additional sessions on prevention will also be offered. Click for more information. 

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Special Issue of JACC Focuses on CV Health Promotion

March 3, 2017

A special issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)published Feb. 27, focuses on the promotion of cardiovascular health, including topics such as dietary habits, antioxidant pills and physical activity – and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and other related conditions.

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Coverage of Non-Statins Following Publication of Cholesterol Guidelines

January 18, 2017

Analysis exploring Medicare formulary changes following the publication of the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults found that, although the cholesterol guideline was originally associated with more restrictive formulary coverage of non-statin lipid-lowering medications, many formularies continue to provide unrestrictive coverage. 

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New Risk Assessment Tool Aims to Better Predict CVD Risk

December 2, 2016

A new risk assessment tool, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with the ACC and the American Heart Association (AHA), may help to better predict the 10-year risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASVCD) and how that risk may change over time as preventive treatments are initiated.

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Paul L. Douglass, MD, MACC: A Catalyst For Change Through Service

September 15, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Cardiology magazine includes a feature article on Paul L. Douglass, MD, MACC, who received the Master of the ACC (MACC) designation at ACC.16 in Chicago. Douglass was an “As an early voice for the issue of health care disparities in...

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Rehabilitating the Heart of the Nation

July 6, 2016

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine examines the pending legislation before the U.S. Congress that would expand access to cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) for patients in areas of need and to transform secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease across the country.

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Registration Open For CardioSmart’s Heart Forum Webinar on Hypertension

May 18, 2016

Encourage patients to register for a new webinar focusing on hypertension on May 17 at 12 p.m. ET from ACC’s CardioSmart Heart Forum. Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, will provide a general overview on hypertension...

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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.

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National Cardiac Rehab Week: Encouraging Patient Education and Participation

February 25, 2016

In a recent post on the ACC in Touch Blog, Richard A. Josephson, MS, MD, FACC, and Derin Tugal, MD, discuss the challenges of enrolling cardiovascular disease patients cardiac rehabilitation (rehab)and resources to encourage participation. “Despite numerous publications and international guidelines in support of cardiac rehab for patients … implementation of cardiac rehab remains suboptimal.

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Fulfilling a Lifelong Passion For Fitness and Healthy Nutrition

December 14, 2015

Cardiology recently sat down with Pamela Bowe Morris, MD, FACC, to discuss her career path in cardiology and her thoughts on the future of population health. She is currently the director of preventive cardiology, co-director of Women’s Heart Care, and an assistant professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Homozygous FH Panel Discussion and Certified Patient Cases

December 10, 2015

In a recent certified Expert Analysis, Samuel S. Gidding, MD, FACC,  Patrick M. Moriarty, MD, FACC, and Geetha Raghuveer, MD, MPH, discuss homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), with a goal to improve clinical competency in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with FH.

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Best of ACC.org: The Tragic Truth About Familial Hypercholesterolemia

December 3, 2015

“She came to me with severe muscle aches and very high cholesterol, hoping I could treat her,” remembers Alan Brown, MD, FACC, a member of the College’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section, and a specialist in preventative medicine. “So I ran some tests, asked for a patient history and discovered she had Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited disease caused by a mutation in the low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene.”

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ACC Councils Evaluate the Role of Clinical Pharmacists on the CV Care Team

November 9, 2015

Clinical pharmacists play an important role for patients on the cardiovascular care team, according to a joint Council Perspective from the Cardiovascular Team Section and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section published Nov. 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors note that as a result of advanced training, clinical pharmacists have been associated with decreased costs of care, hospital mortality, drug costs, length of stay and medication error rates.

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ACC Councils Call For Greater Understanding of CV Effects of Smoking

October 19, 2015

While advancements have been made in the field of tobacco-related research, smoking cessation rates have slowed in recent years, showing that there is still need for greater understanding of the cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoke exposure and electronic cigarettes, according to a council perspective from ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council and Early Career Council published Sept. 14 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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ACC Endorses Million Hearts CV Risk Reduction Model

August 4, 2015

The ACC has endorsed Million Hearts’ new Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model – the first of its kind from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The model is structured as a randomized trial made up of Medicare Fee for Service beneficiaries from 360 control and 360 intervention practices, combining for roughly 150,000 subjects in each arm.

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ACC Council Assesses Cardiac Rehab in HFrEF Patients

July 7, 2015

Although the U.S. Centers for Medicare Services has extended cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) coverage to patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), enrolling these patients in cardiac rehab may prove difficult, according to a Council Perspective published June 15 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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CardioSmart Infographics Focused on Prevention

June 19, 2015

The ACC’s CardioSmart program has developed a series of patient-focused infographics designed to provide informative and vibrant visual summaries of cardiovascular and lifestyle topics ranging from active living to heart valve disease.

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CV-Risk-Reduction-Model-Launches

May 29, 2015

Million Hearts® released a new Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model that offers a novel way of lowering risks of heart attack and stroke by proposing a new way to pay for prevention. Using a data-driven, predictive modelling approach, the Million Hearts model will generate an individualized 10-year risk score for each participant. With access to this information, providers and patients can work together to explore various solutions.

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Prevention and Active Living

February 11, 2015

As we battle the obesity epidemic it has been increasingly important to not only advise heart healthy eating habits, but to emphasize the necessity for regular aerobic activity, writes Deirdre J. Mattina, MD, of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, and member of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council, in an ACC in Touch Blog.