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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Cardio Round-Up: The Impact of Successful Pig-to-Human Heart Transplants; and More

Cardio Round-Up: The Impact of Successful Pig-to-Human Heart Transplants; and More

Serum Magnesium and Risk of Cardiovascular Events In the general population there are associations between hypomagnesemia and cardiovascular events and between hypermagnesemia and overall mortality....
Cost-Effectiveness of Apixaban for Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis in Patients with Cancer

Cost-Effectiveness of Apixaban for Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis in Patients with Cancer

Researchers from the Department of Medicine and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, led by Miriam Kimpton,...
Short-Term Outcomes of TurboHawk Atherectomy for In-Stent Restenosis in Peripheral Artery Disease

Short-Term Outcomes of TurboHawk Atherectomy for In-Stent Restenosis in Peripheral Artery Disease

Researchers, led by Yi Qin, MD, investigated the use of the TurboHawk atherectomy in the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) in patients aged 60 years...
P Wave Peak Time on Surface ECG Predicts Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation

P Wave Peak Time on Surface ECG Predicts Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers, led by Ahmet Zengin, MD, from the Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Center in Üsküdar/Istanbul, Turkey, evaluated a newly developed electrocardiography...