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. 

Echocardiograms May Help With Patient Selection for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019 — Clinicians should use echocardiography when determining whether patients with heart failure and a...
Medtronic Tyrx Envelope Significantly Reduces Major Infections in Cardiac Implantable Device Patients
News | EP Lab | March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 – Results from the landmark Worldwide Randomized Antibiotic Envelope Infection Prevention Trial (WRAP-IT...
One in Four Patients Have Residual Ischemia Following PCI
News | FFR Technologies | March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 — At the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) annual meeting, March 16-18 in New Orleans, Philips...
Validation Studies Confirm High Accuracy of Novel HART AI-Driven Blood Tests
News | Blood Testing | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Prevencio Inc. announced data confirming the high accuracy of its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven...
Apixaban Effective in Specific Cohort of Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance announced results from the Phase 4 AUGUSTUS trial evaluating...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.19...
HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (fractional flow reserve computed tomography)...
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a...
SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at #ACC19 show that pressure readings in coronary arteries may identify locations of stenoses remaining after cardiac cath interventions.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
As many as one in four patients who undergo cath lab interventions can benefit from a technology that identifies the...
Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple...
Jennifer N. A. Silva, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Mo., describes “mixed reality” at ACC19 Future Hub.

Jennifer N. A. Silva, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Mo., describes “mixed reality” at ACC19 Future Hub.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 17, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Virtual reality (VR) and its less immersive kin, augmented reality (AR), are gaining traction in some medical...
WVU cardiology chief Partho Sengupta, M.D., describes at ACC 2019 how artificial intelligence already helps cardiologists in echocardiography.

WVU cardiology chief Partho Sengupta, M.D., describes at ACC 2019 how artificial intelligence already helps cardiologists in echocardiography. Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 16, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr
Machine learning is already having an enormous impact on cardiology, automatically calculating measurements in...
FDA Approves 3T Acticor and Rivacor Tachycardia Devices from Biotronik
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 – Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Acticor and Rivacor high-...
ACC Combines NCDR, Accreditation Into New Quality Summit
News | Cardiovascular Business | March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology’s first annual ACC Quality Summit, held March 13-15 in New Orleans...
Bay Labs Announces New Data on EchoGPS, AutoEF AI Software at ACC.19
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs announced the presentation of two studies assessing...