The ACC recently launched the BridgeAnticoag App to support clinicians across specialties in safely managing anticoagulation around an invasive procedure for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The App calculates patient and procedural risk to provide individualized advice that balances bleed and stroke risk. Clinicians can use this app to assess whether and how to interrupt...
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BridgeAnticoag App Now Available

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Eleven learning pathways. Hundreds of educational sessions. Thousands of cardiovascular professionals from around the world. #ACC17 is an educational and networking event like no other, but it can also be an intimidating experience. Know what to expect and how to prepare to get the most out of your time in Washington, D.C. with our March 9 #ACCFIT webinar: How to Make the Most of the ACC.17...
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Implementation of the Quality Payment Program, created by #MACRA, is officially underway. Are you prepared to successfully participate in 2017? The ACC's new and improved MACRA Hub helps you determine your track (MIPS or Advanced APM), understand program requirements, review key dates and more. PREPARE for Quality Payment Program implementation: [ Ow.ly Link ]
ECG of the Month: A 63-year-old woman presents with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was recently found to have small-cell lung carcinoma and has started chemotherapy. Her medications include daily metformin and lisinopril. She has had diarrhea for the last 2 days, and she appears weak and lethargic. Read more and test your...
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ECG of the Month: Patient Admitted For Weakness and Lethargy

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In recognition of Heart #ValveDisease Awareness Day, take advantage of ACC's Heart Valve Disease resources available for both clinicians and patients. Most of these tools and resources were built under ACC’s Succeed in Managing Heart Valve Disease Initiative ([ Ow.ly Link ] to improve care of valvular heart disease through appropriate diagnosis, referral and treatment. The Mitral Regurgitation...
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Editors' Insights: What is the best CABG surgical technique to minimize post-operative stroke, mortality, renal failure, atrial fibrillation, bleeding, and length of ICU stay? Network analysis of over 37K patients finds complications lowest when manipulation & clamping of the ascending aorta is avoided. Learn more in this week’s JACC. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Advance registration for #NCDR17 closes on Feb. 20. Register today to secure your seat! The largest educational event for registry professionals, NCDR.17 provides opportunities to gain new NCDR registry-specific knowledge, including information on registry version upgrades; participate in general sessions centered on the latest quality improvement and industry trends; choose from a range of...
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Don't Miss Out – NCDR.17 Registration Closes Soon!

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Editors' Insights: Don’t miss this case of an embolized occluder device in a 56-year-old female with a large secundum ASD and RV dysfunction in the latest issue of JACC: Interventions. Successful retrieval achieved using lasso catheters. [ Ow.ly Link ]
'Conversations With Cardiologists' highlights prominent cardiologists throughout the country and shares their invaluable insight on cardiology and sage advice for Fellows in Training (FITs). In an interview with Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, chair-elect of the FIT Section Leadership Council and an FIT at Brown University, Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC, discusses social media use in health care and...
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Conversations With Cardiologists: Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Week runs from February 12 – 18 this year, but the ACC is celebrating cardiac rehab professionals all month long. As our way of saying thanks for the critical role these professionals play in helping patients achieve and maintain positive outcomes, we’re making joining the College even easier: cardiac rehab professionals who become members during the month of February...
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Certified Patient Case: Change your knowledge base for TID detected on nuclear stress tests with this case in the Imaging Case Series. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Imaging Case Series: Transient Ischemic Dilation

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) introduced the Quality Payment Program, a new Medicare physician payment system. The Quality Payment Program has two tracks: MIPS and Advanced APMs and four categories: Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information and Cost. The ACC’s new and improved MACRA Hub has everything you need to UNDERSTAND the Quality...
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Join the ACC in recognizing Heart Failure (HF) Awareness Week from Feb. 12 – 18 as part of American Heart Month. CardioSmart’s HF Condition Center ([ Ow.ly Link ] provides information for patients to better understand their condition, resources to find support, questions to ask their physicians, and more. In addition, clinicians can easily explain long-term challenges and how to live well with...
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Join the ACC in recognizing Cardiac Rehab Awareness Week from Feb. 12 – 18 as part of American Heart Month. Clinicians can easily explain the benefits of cardiac rehab with CardioSmart's Cardiac Rehab infographic ([ Ow.ly Link ]. Make sure to join the conversation on Twitter using #CardiacRehabWeek and #HeartMonth and tag @ACCinTouch.
NCDR-based research uncovers important CV trends in patient care and outcomes. Read the latest headlines: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Check Out the Latest NCDR Headlines

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FITs: In a recent article on the FIT Section Page, Krishna Pothineni, MD, interviews Luigi Di Biase, MD, FACC, the section head of electrophysiology at Montefiore/Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York, about his career journey in electrophysiology, and his words of advice for prospective and current electrophysiology FITs. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Conversations With Cardiologists: Luigi Di Biase, MD, FACC

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The ACC's new and improved #MACRA Information Hub on ACC.org helps cardiovascular professionals UNDERSTAND the new Medicare payment system, PREPARE for Quality Payment Program implementation and EXPLORE available resources. Get started: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Due to demand, #ACC17 Advance Registration will remain open until Thursday, Feb. 9 at 11:59 p.m. ET! Hear the experts. Join the Discussion. Understand the Impact to Your Practice. Register today: [ Ow.ly Link ]
ACHD Case Series: Change your competence in identifying, diagnosing, and treating patients with anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery. Read more and test your knowledge: [ Ow.ly Link ] #CHDAware #HeartMonth

ACHD Case Series: Anomalous Origin of Left Main Coronary Artery

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The ACC kicked-off American #HeartMonth this February by announcing the “I am CardioSmart” winner. CardioSmart, ACC’s patient education and support program, established the annual “I am CardioSmart” contest to put a spotlight on individuals living well with specific heart disease conditions: congenital heart defect, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, heart attack, coronary artery disease...
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