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. 

atricure atriclip, LAA occlusion, acc17

The AtriCure Atriclip surgical LAA occlusion device. It loops over the LAA on the outside of the heart and clips it off from the rest of the heart to prevent the formation of clots.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 — For patients with...

Ablation procedure, EP lab, Uninterrupted Dabigatran Etexilate in Comparison to Uninterrupted Warfarin in Pulmonary Vein Ablation
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran (Pradaxa), a non-vitamin K,...

synthetic HDL-C injection, cholesterol, arterial plaque, heart attack patients, CARAT trial, ACC.17, clinical study
News | Pharmaceuticals | March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 — Injection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good...

PCI, drugs, medication, fully blocked arteries, chronic total occlusion, ACC.17, clinical study
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | March 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell

March 29, 2017 — In patients with a complete, persistent arterial blockage, medication alone was found to be equal...

Videos | Cath Lab | March 28, 2017

MDBuyline analyst Tom Watson shares some of the most important trends in cardiac technology he saw at the 2017...

heart-lung machine, ECMO, levosimendan, heart failure drug, cardiovascular surgery outcomes, ACC.17 study
News | Pharmaceuticals | March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017 — When used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure...

Philips Azurion angiography system, FFR for STEMI
Feature | Cath Lab | March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 — Patients experiencing a major heart attack often have more than one clogged artery, but under...

online lifestyle intervention, systolic blood pressure, hypertension, ACC.17, clinical study
News | Hypertension | March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 — Participants in web-based lifestyle counseling reduced their systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg,...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | March 24, 2017

Michael Reardon, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center,...

Philips, cardiology solutions, ACC.17, Azurion angiography system, iFR outcomes results, IntelliSpace Cardiovascular
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — At the 2017 American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session & Expo (ACC.17), Philips...

Videos | FFR Technologies | March 23, 2017

Justin Davies, MBBS, of Imperial College London, and Matthias Götberg, M.D, Ph.D., of Skane University Hospital,...

bleeding complications, rivaroxaban, antiplatelet therapy, post-ACS, acute coronary syndrome, ACC.17 study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 — Bleeding complications did not increase for patients with acute coronary syndrome treated with...

rivaroxaban, asprin, venous thromboembolism, VTE recurrence, clinical study, ACC.17
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 — In patients at elevated risk for a recurrence of potentially life- threatening blood clots, a low...

microbleeds, brain bleeds caused by TAVR

An MRI brain scan showing multiple microbleeds in a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patient from the study.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017 — A quarter of the patients in a single-center study of 84 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic...

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