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. 

CardioMEMS, heart failure, PA pressure monitoring

The CardioMEMS device detects worsening heart failure symptoms using pulmonary artery pressure monitoring. Pressure increases can indicate early signs of fluid backup so physicians can make changes to the patient's medications and prevent an acute congestive heart failure hospital admission. 

Feature | Heart Failure | June 01, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis

Healthcare reform efforts of recent years have challenged the industry to reduce the costs of healthcare for both...

Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder, LAA. LAAO, laa occluder, left atrial appendage, Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device is currently the only transcatheter LAA occluder cleared for use in the United States.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects nearly 6 million Americans and the condition puts them at significantly greater...

clot, coronary thrombus, antiplatelet therapt, DAPT

An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image of a thrombus formed in a coronary artery.  While there are guidelines for antiplatelet therapy, there are still questions over the duration of such therapy. 

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 19, 2016 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS

 

There were many opinions on the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) highlighted at the 2016...

sleep patterns, metabolic syndrome, risk factors, ACC study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 — Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for...

Siemens Sensis Vibe, hemodyanamics system

Siemens released the Sensis Vibe hemodyanamics system at ACC.16. The newer system offers better integration of cath lab data into cath lab reports and the electronic medical record (EMR).

Feature | ACC | April 25, 2016 | Jon Brubaker, MBA, RCVT, Tom Watson, BS, RCVT, and Sabrina Newell MS, RCS

There were several trends seen in new cardiovascular technologies showcased on the expo floor at the 2016 American...

Videos | ACC | April 25, 2016

MD Buyline market analyst Jon Brubaker explained the new technology and trends he saw on the show floor at ACC.16...

Videos | ACC | April 25, 2016

Michael Jaff, M.D., medical director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Fireman Vascular Center, explains the...

Medtronic, Drug-Filled Stent, RevElution Trial results, ACC.16, CE Mark
News | Stents Drug Eluting | April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced new clinical data from one of the endpoints in the RevElution Trial for its...

statins, heart disease, HOPE-3 trial, intermediate-risk patients, hypertension, ACC.16
News | Pharmaceuticals | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — Lowering cholesterol with...

Stepathlon, exercise, cardiovascular health, Anand Ganesan, ACC.16
News | Patient Engagement | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — A competition that used technology to encourage and track physical activity was effective at...

post-operative atrial fibrillation, AFib, heart rate, rhythm control, ACC.16
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — In the first large randomized trial to directly compare two approaches to preventing...

News | Heart Failure | April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 — In one of the largest trials ever conducted of...

ischemic postconditioning, STEMI patients, clinical outcomes, ACC.16
News | Cath Lab | April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 — A large randomized controlled trial of ischemic postconditioning in patients who had experienced ST...

cardiac arrest, out-of-hospital, antiarrhythmic drugs, New England Journal of Medicine Study, ACC.16
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that certain heart rhythm medications, when given by paramedics to...

STEMI, delayed or deferred stent implantation, DANAMI-3-DEFER trial, ACC.16
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 — Delayed or deferred stent...

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