According to the American College of Cardiology, the focus at ACC.13 will be on "the transformation of cardiovascular care — from discovery to delivery." Educational content at ACC.13 will be organized in 16 "learning pathways" that feature "topics ranging from congenital to intervention, imaging to heart failure, prevention to quality care and all the topics in between."
Information about ACC.13
News and updates about ACC.13, the 2013 Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology.
Adult Hospital Admissions for Congenital Heart Disease Are Increasing
Annual adult admissions for congenital heart disease are increasing and approaching that of pediatric admissions, according to a study published online March 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 9 to 11 in San Francisco.
Seasonable Variation Observed in Lipid Profiles
Considerable seasonal variation has been observed in lipid profiles, according to a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 9 to 11 in San Francisco.
Weight Loss Linked to Adverse Outcomes with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
For patients with mild symptoms of heart failure implanted with cardiac resynchronization therapy with cardioverter defibrillator, weight loss is associated with increased risk of heart failure or death, according to a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 9 to 11 in San Francisco.
Claims Data, Nurses Have Pivotal Roles in the Future of Healthcare Delivery
The Affordable Care Act has left many healthcare professionals pondering the future of healthcare delivery. This all-encompassing discussion has many layers; however, at the American College of Cardiology 62nd Annual Scientific Session and Expo, a panel of experts discussed some of the specific variables-such as the need for better data and a more prominent role for nurses-as they relate to healthcare delivery in this transitory time.
Grand-Aides Aim to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Transitions in Care
Readmissions are one of the many Achilles' heels of healthcare. Whether it is a failure in communication, problems with medication adherence, or an overall lack of quality healthcare delivery, readmissions cause many headaches within the system. Saturday at the American College of Cardiology 62nd Annual Scientific Session and Expo featured a discussion on successful transitions of care to help prevent readmissions.
Gastric Artery Embolization Viable in Humans
Left gastric artery embolization seems safe and effective for weight loss in humans, according to a first-in-man study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 9 to 11 in San Francisco.
Stressful Events Increase the Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Stressful events, including hurricanes, earthquakes, and financial crises, correlate with increased incidence of acute myocardial infarction, according to three studies to be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held from March 9 to 11 in San Francisco.
Pharmacologic Considerations for New Oral Anticoagulants
The American College of Cardiology 62nd Annual Scientific Session & Expo featured a daylong program on advances in pharmacology. One session in particular, "Pharmacologic Considerations with the New Oral Anticoagulants," focused on the importance of individualized therapy when it comes to selecting antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation.
Early Intervention Key to Combating Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States, and one that not only endangers the health of children, but also costs our healthcare system a great deal of time, money, and resources when considering the comorbid conditions that often present as a result.
Peter Berger, MD, Discusses the Challenges of Treating Acute Coronary Syndrome
Peter Berger, MD, Chairman of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Geisinger Heart & Vascular Institute, Director, Cardiovascular Center for Clinical Research at Geisinger Clinic, thinks the biggest challenges that physicians face when treating patients with acute coronary syndrome is individualizing treatment for patients.
The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Duplicate Testing
The electronic health record (EHR) has been touted as a tool that has the power to improve the quality of patient care, reduce costs, and improve overall efficiency in healthcare. At this year's American College of Cardiology 62nd Annual Scientific Session and Expo, information was presented from a study challenging that long-held belief.
Cangrelor Beats Plavix in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
In primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), cangrelor correlates with reduced ischemic events, and prehospital fibrinolysis with timely angiography is effective for reperfusion in patients unable to undergo primary PCI within one hour after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to two studies.
Digoxin Cuts 30-Day Admission for Heart Failure
For older adults with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, digoxin is associated with a significant reduction in 30-day all-cause hospital admission, with no significant effect on mortality.
High-Dose Vitamins Don't Reduce Cardiac Events
For adults with previous myocardial infarction, high-dose oral vitamin and mineral supplementation is not associated with a reduction in cardiac events, according to a study presented at ACC.13.