American College of Cardiology 2020

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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...
Sacubitril-Valsartan Fails to Show Benefit in CV Death or HF in Acute MI

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...
Risk Scores Predict Death, Stroke Well, But Not MI or Bleeding

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...
Odds of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD Up With Congenital Heart Disease

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...
Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain May Predict Mortality in COVID-19 Paitents

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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4 Out of 10 Adults With No Known Heart Disease Have Fatty Hearts: Study

Many middle-aged adults with apparently healthy hearts have a "silent" buildup of fatty deposits in their arteries, a large, new study shows. Researchers found that...
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Assessing the Risk of VTE in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke

A study finds that there is an augmented risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), and this risk among patients treated...

Lipid-Lowering Therapy Benefits Patients with PAD

A study finds that lipid-lowering therapy is associated with a significant reduction in major adverse limb events (MALE), which has important clinical implications for...
Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death Up for People Living With HIV

Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death Up for People Living With HIV

People living with human immunovirus (PLWH) have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), with an even higher risk seen for those with...