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. 

Etripamil nasal spray was shown in a post-hoc analysis to resolve paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia faster and more completely than placebo in most patients and reduced the number of emergency room visits for additional interventions. 

Etripamil nasal spray was shown in a post-hoc analysis to resolve paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia faster and more completely than placebo in most patients and reduced the number of emergency room visits for additional interventions. 

Feature | EP Lab | May 16, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 16, 2020 — New data from in the NODE-301 Trial for the patient-administered nasal spray etripamil to resolve ...
The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #LAA #Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 16, 2021
May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was...
The mechanism of action for mavacamten, a cardiac myosin inhibitor to treat obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (oHCM). EXPLORER-HCM trial #ACC21 #ACC2021

The mechanism of action for mavacamten, a cardiac myosin inhibitor to treat obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (oHCM).

News | Pharmaceuticals | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — A new analysis of the Phase 3 EXPLORER-HCM study evaluating mavacamten, an investigational, first-in-...
The combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan did not significantly reduce the rate of heart failure or cardiovascular death following a heart attack compared to ramipril, an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. #ACC21 #ACC2021

The combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan did not significantly reduce the rate of heart failure or cardiovascular death following a heart attack compared to ramipril, an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

News | Heart Failure | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — The combination heart failure drug sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) did not significantly reduce the rate...
In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart.  #ACC21 #ACC2021

In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart. 

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib),...
The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who were taking 81 milligrams (mg) baby aspirin, versus 325 mg of daily aspirin. Getty Images #ACC #ACC21 #ACC2021

The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who were taking 81 milligrams (mg) baby aspirin, versus 325 mg of daily aspirin. Getty Images

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in...
An Edward Lifesciences Sapien TAVR valve during an implant procedure on angiography. There are still questions on how to best anticoagulate TAVR patients and the ATLANTIS study found Eloquis is not a good solution.

An Edward Lifesciences Sapien TAVR valve during an implant procedure on angiography. There are still questions on how to best anticoagulate TAVR patients and the ATLANTIS study found Eliquis is not a good solution.

News | Structural Heart | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — The anticoagulant apixaban (Eliquis) was not superior to standard of care following transcatheter aortic...
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. #wearables

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. 

News | Wearables | May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021 – Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it is collaborating with the American College...
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
Feature | ACC | May 18, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced...
ACC Abandons In-person Meeting and Goes Entirely Virtual for 2021 Due to COVID
Feature | ACC | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) moved its meeting from March to May 2021 in hopes that...
To help monitor the health of ACC 2021 in-person attendees for signs of COVID infection, the meeting will use BioIntelliSense's wearable BioButton continuous wireless temperature and vital signs monitoring. The wearable monitor is the size of a coin and is disposable.

To help monitor the health of ACC 2021 in-person attendees for signs of COVID infection, the meeting will use BioIntelliSense's wearable BioButton continuous wireless temperature and vital signs monitoring. The wearable monitor is the size of a coin and is disposable.

News | ACC | February 09, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
UPDATE Feb 22, 2021 — ACC Abandons In-person Meeting and Goes Entirely Virtual for 2021 Due to COVID February 9, 2021...
ECG with paroxysm correct form of atrial flutter. Getty Images

ECG with paroxysm correct form of atrial flutter. Getty Images

News | Atrial Fibrillation | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) has made two...
Interventional cardiology and structural heart pioneer Martin Leon, M.D., is the name-sake of the new joint ACC-CRF Center for Cardiovascular Transformation. 

Interventional cardiology and structural heart pioneer Martin Leon, M.D., is the name-sake of the new joint ACC-CRF Center for Cardiovascular Transformation. 

News | TCT | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) are...
Chest X-ray of a congestive heart failure patient, showing fluid in the lower portions of the lungs and an enlarged heart. Getty Images

Chest X-ray of a congestive heart failure patient, showing fluid in the lower portions of the lungs and an enlarged heart. Getty Images

News | Heart Failure | October 05, 2020
October 5, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) says heart failure (HF) is a cardiovascular epidemic. In...
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...