Tag: ACC

Athena Poppas begins ACC presidency

Athena Poppas (Providence, USA) is the new president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Her term officially began at the close of the...

Daniel M Philbin Jr named new chair of the ACC board...

Daniel M Philbin Jr has been named chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) board of governors and secretary of the board of...

Douglas Drachman named as next vice chair of American College of...

Douglas Drachman has been selected as the next vice chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session. Drachman will serve as vice...

American College of Cardiology names its first director of diversity and...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced the appointment of Ranna Parekh as its first director of diversity and inclusion. Parekh will work...

ACC to tackle patient, provider access to novel therapies

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has launched a new initiative that leverages prospective clinical registry data and partnerships—spanning the pharmaceutical and medical device...

Rehab programme after myocardial infarction helps to reduce death

A programme designed to help myocardial infarction patients with the transition from hospital to outpatient care can reduce readmissions and deaths and increase the...

American College of Cardiology New York Cardiovascular Symposium to bring together...

The American College of Cardiology New York Cardiovascular Symposium will be held 7–9 December midtown Manhattan (New York, USA) to provide clinicians with in-depth...

ACC’s ACTION registry to become Chest Pain—MI Registry

The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) ACTION Registry is changing its name to the Chest Pain—MI Registry. A press release reports that the new...

Cardiology societies come together to provide key advice for dealing with...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI),...

New “Corrie” app may reduce readmissions after myocardial infarction

According to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Summit (22–24 February, Las Vegas, USA), a new smartphone app may help...

American College of Cardiology expand programme to lower readmission rates after...

According to an American College of Cardiology (ACC) press release, hundreds of hospitals across the USA will have access to tools and resources to...

Pamela B Morris to be next American College of Cardiology scientific...

Pamela B Morris has been selected as the next vice chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific session. She will serve...

New performance and quality measures for treating heart attack patients

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released updated clinical performance and quality measures to benchmark and improve...

American societies come together to publish appropriate use criteria for valvular...

The American College of Cardiology and several partnering societies—including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)—have released a...

American College of Cardiology says it opposes US healthcare reform

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) president Mary Norine Walsh has issued a statement on upcoming Senate vote to precede to US healthcare reform...

TAVI may benefit certain heart valve patients, update society guidelines say

New recommendations have been published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, aiming to clarify which patients who have malfunctioning...

ACC 2017: More hospitalisations & deaths for US heart failure patients...

Patients with heart failure in the USA are more likely to be hospitalised and more likely to die during the colder winter months, according...

American College of Cardiology update appropriate use criteria for performing coronary...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering organisations, has released updated appropriate use criteria for performing coronary revascularisation in patients with...

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging also to get a new editor-in-chief

Following the recent announcement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) that David J Moliterno is to become the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular...

David J Moliterno to become editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has named David J Moliterno (Jack M Gill Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA)...

New AHA/ACC guidance released for TAVI

A new expert consensus decision pathway will assist clinicians and hospitals in assessing patients’ eligibility for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), performing the procedure...

Few cardiologists take steps to avoid radiation exposure during pregnancy despite...

The Women in Cardiology (WIC) section of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) report that 47% of female cardiologists have avoided being pregnant during...

Perform PCI prior to TAVI in patients with both coronary artery...

Stephen Ramee (Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, USA) and others outline in a paper in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, the rationale for performing percutaneous coronary...

New ACC/AHA report outlines 10 measures for the prevention of sudden...

A new report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to...

CMS recognises LAAO Registry as approved registry to meet national coverage...

An American College of Cardiology (ACC) press statement reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified the LAAO Registry as...