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. 

The largest trial to date for short-term DAPT concluded the practice cannot be deemed safe due to a higher adverse event rate. Image courtesy of the American Heart Association. #ACC18

The largest trial to date for short-term DAPT concluded the practice cannot be deemed safe due to a higher adverse event rate. Image courtesy of the American Heart Association.

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018 — The combined rate of death from any cause, heart attack or stroke within 18 months was not...
Self-Applied Chest Patch Catches Atrial Fibrillation More Quickly Than Usual Care
News | Wearables | March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018 — For people at heightened risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder that also...
Videos | Cath Lab | March 15, 2018
A discussion with Hitinder Gurm, M.D., MBBS, FACC, professor, internal medicine, and associate chief clinical officer, ...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | March 15, 2018
Insights from the STS/ACC TVT Transcatheter Valve Registry, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018...
Videos | FFR Technologies | March 15, 2018
An economic analysis of the DEFINE-FLAIR study comparing FFR vs. iFR, found a cost savings of nearly $900. The late-...
Aspirin Lowers Risk of Death for Patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — For people living with both Type 2 diabetes and heart failure, taking an aspirin each day appears to...
ECG on Smartwatch Accurately Detects AFib
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 – A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately display...
Getting Flu Vaccine Cuts Risk of Death by Half in People with Heart Failure
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — For people with heart failure, getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine in a given year was...
Breastfeeding May Have Long-Term Heart Health Benefits for Some Moms
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — Women with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six...
Marked Increase in Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Women After Preeclampsia
News | ACC | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 — Women diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high...
The Xarelto booth at ACC.18

The Xarelto booth at the 2018 American College of Cardiology meeting. 

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 — A late-breaking analysis of the landmark COMPASS study presented at the American College of Cardiology...
Beta Blocker Shows Mixed Results in Protecting Against Chemo-Induced Heart Damage
News | Cardio-oncology | March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 — After six months of follow-up, women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who were given the beta...
Popular Heart Medications Can Prevent Herceptin-Induced Heart Issues in Some Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 — Breast cancer patients who started taking one of two well-known heart medications at the same time...
Alirocumab Reduces Cardiovascular Events after Acute Coronary Syndrome
News | ACC | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  Among patients with persistently high cholesterol despite high-intensity statin therapy, the...
Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter defibrillator that detects abnormal heart...