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...
Atherosclerosis Can Progress Rapidly After Age 40

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...
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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Two Expressions of Concern Published on COVID-19 Drug Studies

Journals Publish Expressions of Concern Regarding Hydroxychloroquine and ACE Inhibitor Studies in COVID-19 Patients

Both the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet have published Expressions of Concern over data quality in two recently published studies of...
IAB Advanced Interatrial Block Linked with AFib in Older Patients

Advanced Interatrial Block Linked with AFib in Older Patients: BAYES Registry

A new analysis of the BAYES registry suggests that advanced interatrial block (IAB) is associated with the development of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and stroke...
COVID-19 Caused Patients to Delay Getting Care for Acute Strokes: Study

Analysis: Patients Delayed Acute Ischemic Stroke Care Due to COVID-19

A new analysis in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery suggests that patients delayed obtaining stroke care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting previous data suggesting...
Hydroxychloroquine and Arrhythmia; and More

Cardio Round-up: Hydroxychloroquine and Arrhythmia; Socioeconomic Status and CHD Burden; and More

  Lancet: Hydroxychloroquine Associated with Increase in Arrhythmia According to the results of this analysis, more than 96,000 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 during the study...