American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

Proper self-care leads to better outcomes in HF, but underappreciated

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Self-care plays an important role in outcomes of patients with HF, but is not emphasized by clinicians as much as it should be, a…
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Smartphone heart rate tech, deep learning may aid in diabetes detection

March 17, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — A smartphone application that tracks a person’s heart rate may be able to detect diabetes using a photoplethysmography…
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Valentine: New measures crucial in national, global fight against CVD

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Preventing the growth of CVD risk factors and increasing the diversity of the cardiology community are major priorities, the…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Organizations must make meaningful system changes to battle physician burnout

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Burnout and occupational stress are pervasive among health care providers. While there are actions physicians can take to reverse…
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Apple Heart Study forms ‘solid foundation’ for AF detection via smartwatch

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Anticipated results of the Apple Heart Study, which evaluated how well a smartwatch can identify and prompt subsequent clinical…
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Role of atherectomy in endovascular interventions up for debate

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Atherectomy appears to have its place in practice, but experts remain somewhat divided over how judiciously the procedure should…
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Sacubitril/valsartan benefit in acute HF confirmed in extension study

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In the PIONEER-HF extension study of sacubitril/valsartan in patients with acute HF, the therapy was associated with reductions…
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Flu vaccination in hospital cut risk for heart attack

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In a new study of nearly 30 million hospital records, adults who were vaccinated for influenza while hospitalized had a 10% lower…
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Link between atherosclerosis, erectile dysfunction strengthened in imaging study

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — An advanced imaging study using fluorine-18 sodium fluoride PET determined that there is a relationship between atherosclerosis…
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Type 2 MI: Cardiac rehab referrals, attendance low

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with type 2 MI are not only rarely referred to cardiac rehabilitation, but they are even less likely to attend. …