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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Case Rates, Treatment Approaches, and AMI Outcomes During COVID-19

How Case Rates, Treatment Approaches, and Acute MI Outcomes Changed During COVID-19

A new study in JAMA Cardiology revealed how treatment of acute myocardial infarction (acute MI) changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
Stricter Alcohol Policies Can Reduce the Risk of Cancer

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol abuse independently increases the risk for mortality in patients with arrhythmia by more than 70 percent,...
Brain Activity During Psychological Stress Predictive of Chest Pain

Brain Activity During Psychological Stress Predictive of Chest Pain

A new study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging appears to suggest that stress-induced activity in the brain can be predictive of chest pain in those...

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

The median number of weekly consults seen through a telestroke network decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black patients significantly less likely to present...
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