ACC

This channel contains news about the American College of Cardiology (ACC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The ACC is a leading resource for cardiology professionals, including all its subspecialties. 

In February 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared artificial intelligence software to assist in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The Caption Guidance software from Caption Health is an accessory to compatible diagnostic ultrasound systems and uses artificial intelligence to help the user capture images of a patient’s heart that are of acceptable diagnostic quality. It is aimed at point of care ultrasound (POCUS) exams, where users may not be regular sonographers.

In February 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared artificial intelligence software to assist in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The Caption Guidance software from Caption Health is an accessory to compatible diagnostic ultrasound systems and uses artificial intelligence to help the user capture images of a patient’s heart that are of acceptable diagnostic quality. It is aimed at point of care ultrasound (POCUS) exams, where users may not be regular sonographers.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | August 18, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The No. 1 overarching hot topic at all the medical conferences over the past couple years has been artificial...
Societies Issue Guide to Safely Resume Cardiovascular Procedures, Diagnostic Tests. #COVID19 #SARScov2
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | June 03, 2020
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) together with other North American cardiovascular societies issued a framework...
​​​​​​​American College of Cardiology, ACC, NCDR Chest Pain MI and CathPCI Registries Collect COVID-19 Data
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) will begin collecting COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) data through the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 01, 2020
Thomas Maddox, M.D., MSc, FACC, the chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Science and Quality Committee,...
SCAI, ACC and ACEP release consensus document on how to manage acute myocardial infarctions during the SARS-C0V-2 outbreak, #COVIF19 #coronavirus
Feature | Cath Lab | April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), along with the American College...
Key TAVR Takeaways From ACC 2020
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Some U.S. centers need improvement in their outcomes was the biggest takeaway from the five transcatheter aortic valve...
The ACC began a campaign to encourage patients with heart attack and stroke symptoms to go to the hospital, because there has been a large drop in theses cases since the start of COVID-19. #COVID19 #coronavirus #SARScov2

This is an infographic that is part of a new ACC campaign targeting patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic, encourage anyone with heart attack and stroke symptoms to go to the hospital. There has been a major drop in these cases from normal levels since the start of COVID-19. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — Since the start of COVID-19 containment efforts across the U.S. in March 2020, there has been a...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and...
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.20 annual meeting March 28-30, 2020, in Chicago. This includes five late-breaking clinical trial (LBCT) sessions and three featured clinical research sessions. There also are two LBCT deep-dive sessions where the experts will break down the hottest trials and attendees can find out what the impact might be on the practice of cardiology and patients.
Feature | ACC | April 09, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here is the list of American College of Cardiology (ACC) practice-changing late-breaking study presentations at the ACC...
Caution Recommended in use of COVID-19 Therapy Using Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Cardiovascular Disease Patients
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 08, 2020
April 8, 2020 – The scientific community is learning more about the impact and interaction of cardiovascular diseases...
An example of a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) exam. The CIAO study looked at patients who have a problem of blood flow limitation and chest pain symptoms in the absence of a 50 percent or more artery narrowing, known as ischemia with no obstructive CAD, or INOCA.

An example of a coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) exam. The CIAO study looked at patients who have a problem of blood flow limitation and chest pain symptoms in the absence of a 50 percent or more artery narrowing, known as ischemia with no obstructive CAD, or INOCA.

News | Cardiac Imaging | April 03, 2020
April 3, 2020 — Patients who experience chest pain and have abnormal results on a cardiac stress test but who do not...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 03, 2020
Basel Ramlawi, M.D., chairman of The Heart and Vascular Center at Valley Health System in Virginia, director of the...
Paramedic Administered Sodium Nitrite Ineffective for Cardiac Arrest. Detroit Fire Department paramedics ambulance. Staff photo by Dave Fornell. #ACC20 #ACC2020
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | April 02, 2020
April 2, 2020 — Among patients who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, intravenous sodium nitrite given by...
News | Renal Denervation | April 01, 2020
April 1, 2020 — Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN), patients with untreated high blood pressure had...
News | Renal Denervation | April 01, 2020
April 1, 2020 — Three months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN), patients with untreated high blood pressure had...