American College of Cardiology 2020

Electrocardiogram: No Diagnostic Yield from Genetic Screening for Young Athletes with T-Wave Inversion

Certain Cancers Come with Higher Risk of Serious Heart Rhythm Disorder

People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib) compared to the general population, according to research...
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Women Carry Heavier Burden of Chest Pain, But Less Artery Narrowing

Women with coronary artery disease that causes ischemia have significantly more chest pain, yet less extensive disease compared to men, according to new research...
Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels are Linked to Long-Term Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Social, Financial Factors Critical to Assessing Cardiovascular Risk

Certain markers of a person’s financial and social status may offer valuable information about their potential risk of developing heart disease, according the findings...
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Long Term Mortality Trends Among Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease in The...

Although congenital heart disease (CHD) mortality has reduced among all U.S. age groups, racial differences persist, according to a study presented at the ACC.20...
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Cardiovascular Disease and Cumulative Incidence of Cognitive Impairment: Longitudinal Findings from The Health and...

Despite previous research suggesting that cardiovascular disease (CVD) accelerates cognitive decline, a study presented at the ACC.20 World Congress of Cardiology found no increased...
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Comparative Radiation Exposure to Interventional Echocardiographers During Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair and Left Atrial...

Interventional echocardiographers are exposed to similar doses of radiation during percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (PLAAC) and percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR), according to...
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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Celiac Disease: An Insight from The National Inpatient Sample

The number of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) related admissions in celiac disease (CD) patients significantly increased from 2005-2014, according to research presented at the ACC.20 World Congress of...

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Cardiac Injury and Death in COVID-19 Patients from Wuhan, China

Cardiac Injury and Death in COVID-19 Patients from Wuhan, China: A New Cohort Study

New research published in JAMA Cardiology looked at the potential association of cardiac injury and mortality in a cohort of patients with coronavirus disease...
Implant Depth in TAVR Procedures Influences Outcomes Reporting

Implantation Depth in TAVR Procedures Influences Outcomes Reporting: Study

Optimal implant depth (OID) during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) occurs about a third of the time, a new study indicates. The authors, seeking to...
ECPR Linked With Preserved Neurological Functions in Some Patients

Extracorporreal CPR Linked With Preserved Neurological Functions in Some Patients: CRITICAL Study

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) may be a viable option for patients who do not respond to traditional CPR, a new analysis suggests. "Standard CPR uses...
COVID-19 and CVD: What Patients, Caregivers, and Health Systems Need

What Cardiovascular Patients, Caregivers, and Health Systems Need to Know for the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new state-of-the-art paper in published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology highlights many of the considerations of treating patients with...