American College of Cardiology

American College of Cardiology


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April 11, 2022
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Highlights from the American College of Cardiology meeting for PCPs


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Thousands of cardiovascular professionals recently attended the American College of Cardiology meeting, virtually or in Washington D.C., to debate and discuss their latest research.

The top story from the meeting read by primary care physicians was about the benefits of antihypertensive medication among pregnant women with mild chronic hypertension. Researchers said the medication reduced rates of adverse pregnancy outcomes without increasing the risk for small-for-gestational-age birth weight.

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Highlights from the American College of Cardiology meeting. Source: Adobe Stock.

Another top story was about the potential cardiovascular benefit of consuming two to three cups of coffee per day. Study coauthor Peter Kistler, MBBS, PhD, told Healio that the findings suggest daily coffee intake should be considered part of a healthy diet.

Read these and more top stories from the American College of Cardiology meeting below:

Treating mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy appears beneficial, safe for mother and baby

Treating mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy to a BP goal of less than 140/90 mm Hg reduced adverse pregnancy outcomes and did not impair fetal growth, according to a new study. Read more.

Regular consumption of two to three cups of coffee per day could lower CVD risk

Regular consumption of coffee, especially two to three cups per day, may be protective against incident CVD, arrhythmias and mortality, irrespective of CVD status. Read more.

‘Harnessing the supermarket’: Grocery store-led intervention improved diet quality

Personalized nutrition interventions led by grocery store dietitians and guided by food purchasing data were associated with improved adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension eating plan, researchers reported. Read more.

TikTok videos offer conflicting advice on high blood pressure

Most hypertension-related information available on the social media platform TikTok is not presented by health care professionals and often contains recommendations not backed by scientific evidence, researchers reported. Read more.

Updated guideline redefines HF stages, emphasizes prevention, new treatments

A joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America redefines heart failure stages to focus on prevention and recommends heart failure treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors. Read more.