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. 

Vascepa Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total Cardiovascular Events
News | Pharmaceuticals | March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 — Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and...
New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) continued to deliver reductions in the heart failure biomarker N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), an established biomarker for heart failure severity and prognosis.[1] The data was presented as a late-breaker at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Annual Scientific Session in March.
News | Heart Failure | March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 —New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions. FFR in the cath lab.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at ACC 2019 indicates pressure readings obtained using iFR (instantaneous wave-free ratio, also referred to as instant wave-free ratio or instant flow reserve) in coronary arteries may localize stenoses that remain after interventions.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2019 | Greg Freiherr, Contributing Editor
The fingerprints of value-added medicine were all over products and works-in-progress on the exhibit floor of the...
Videos | Wearables | March 26, 2019
Khaldoun Tarakji, M.D., MPH, staff physician in the Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne...
Medical video game company Level Ex expanded into cardiology with the launch of Cardio Ex. It offers clinical video game scenarios that aid in cognitive, spatial-reasoning and decision-making skills in the cath lab. Medical video game app for cardiology training.

Medical video game company Level Ex expanded into cardiology with the launch of Cardio Ex. It offers clinical video game scenarios that aid in cognitive, spatial-reasoning and decision-making skills in the cath lab. 

Technology | Cardiovascular Education | March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019 — Level Ex, creators of medical video games for physicians, expanded into cardiology with the launch of...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | March 26, 2019
William Pinsky, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist and CEO of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (...
Stopping DAPT After One Month Improved Outcomes in Stent Patients
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019 — Patients who stopped taking aspirin one month after receiving a stent in the heart’s arteries but...
Bempedoic Acid Combination Tablet Significantly Lowers LDL-Cholesterol

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News | Pharmaceuticals | March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019 — Phase 3 results from Study 2, also known as CLEAR WISDOM, of bempedoic acid were recently presented at...
HeartMate 3 Pump Shows Superior Outcomes in Advanced Heart Failure
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 — Severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist...
Videos | Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019
Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been...
TAVR Outperforms Surgery in Younger, Low-Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 — Among patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis at low surgical risk, transcatheter aortic...
Videos | Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019
Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a...
At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve). Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of computed tomography (CT) in cardiology, Siemens Healthineers launched a...
Videos | EP Lab | March 21, 2019
Khaldoun Tarakji, M.D., MPH, associate section head, section of electrophysiology and pacing in the Robert and Suzanne...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | March 21, 2019
Christine Albert, M.D., MPH, director of the Center for Arrhythmia Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and...