Professionalism Case Series: Identify styles of resolving workplace concerns to bring about the required changes, and recognize and avoid steps that will be ineffective in bringing about the desired changes in the workplace with the first quiz in the Professionalism Case Series. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Professionalism Case Series: Raising Concerns Without Fear of Intimidation

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On June 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule, addressing participation requirements for 2018 and future years under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (Advanced APM) pathways created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015...
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CMS Releases Proposed 2018 Medicare QPP Rule

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The ACC today held its inaugural Heart House Roundtable focused on “Managing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes.” The roundtable brought together multidisciplinary stakeholders to address the recent trial evidence for new antidiabetic drugs, their demonstrated improved cardiovascular outcomes and what that means for the cardiology community. During the opening session, Kim Allan Williams...
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The ACC today held its inaugural Heart House Roundtable focused on Managing
The ACC today held its inaugural Heart House Roundtable focused on “Managing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes.” The roundtable brought together multidisciplinary stakeholders to address the recent trial evidence for new antidiabetic drugs, their demonstrated improved cardiovascular outcomes and what that means for the cardiology community. During the opening session, Kim Allan Williams...
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The ACC today held its inaugural Heart House Roundtable focused on Managing
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is honoring this milestone with a special issue focused on the topic of cardiac transplantation. In line with the journal’s commitment to the topic...
American College of Cardiology 06/20/2017

Call for Papers - Cardiac Transplantation | JACC: Heart Failure

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Join ACC Latin America Conference Co-Chairs Erick Alexanderson, MD, FACC, and Hector I. Michelena, MD, FACC, for a Facebook Live event on Friday, June 23 at 10:45 a.m. ET. Alexanderson and Michelena will discuss highlights of the conference plus the importance of attending regional conferences. Learn more about the conference: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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The deadline is approaching to submit your recommendations to ACC’s Nominating Committee for ACC Vice President and Trustees by July 3. Each Trustee will serve up to a three-year term. The Vice President serves a one-year term, and is thereafter eligible to assume the position of the President. To serve as Vice President, an individual must have first served at least one term on the Board of...
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In a recent Editor’s Page published in JACC Journals - Journals of the American College of Cardiology, Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, discusses the health care challenges that will arise world-wide over the coming decades due to an aging population. Forward-thinking countries are developing strategies to combat this problem. While some counties are assessing technological...
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In a recent Editors Page published in JACC Journals Journals of the

Changing Demographics: A New Approach to Global Health Care Due to the Aging Population

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On average, new drugs must go through 12 years of testing before they’re approved for use. ACC’s CardioSmart team has created an infographic to help the public understand what goes into a clinical trial to determine if a drug is safe and effective to use. The infographic explains how clinical trials work, the benefits of taking part and concerns participants may have. It also stresses the...
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On average new drugs must go through 12 years of testing before

Understanding Clinical Trials

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FITs: '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 a recent interview with Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS, Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, the third female president of the ACC, shares her insights on the beginning of her journey in cardiology and the...
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FITs Conversations With Cardiologists highlights prominent cardiologists through

Conversations With Cardiologists: Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC

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The @JACCJournals family would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to our authors, editors, and reviewers for the recent Impact Factor results. We are supported by truly dedicated, quality-driven cardiovascular clinicians and scientists. Your contributions to the JACC journals are greatly appreciated and reflected in these most recent accomplishments.Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
American College of Cardiology 06/15/2017
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ECG of the Month: A 32-year-old woman presents with the new onset of cough, fever, and fatigue. She has a history of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. She has had cardioversions for atrial fibrillation. She has had fever and malaise for one week. There is concern for a mass on the right ventricular lead. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is...
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ECG of the Month A 32yearold woman presents with the new onset

ECG of the Month: 32-Year-Old Woman Presents With New Onset of Cough, Fever and Fatigue

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Editors' Insights: Beta blockers may not be helpful in heart failure reduced ejection fraction patients in atrial fibrillation. New work suggests benefit comes for those HFrEF patients in sinus. What do you think? Will this change your practice? [ Ow.ly Link ] University of Birmingham
American College of Cardiology 06/13/2017
With implementation and congressional oversight of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) in full swing, 2017 is a critical time for ACC members to come to DC to personally deliver cardiology’s message. The 2017 Legislative Conference, from Sept. 10 – 12, will provide the inside scoop on regulatory changes, legislative action and the state of cardiology to empower...
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With implementation and congressional oversight of the Medicare Access and CHIP
CathSAP 5 – ACC's brand new self-assessment program – is now available and has everything needed to perfect knowledge of interventional cardiology. With an organizational structure that aligns directly with the American Board of Internal Medicine exam blueprint, the self-assessment program is also a great study tool to prepare for the Boards. The educational content is available in an...
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CathSAP 5 ACCs brand new selfassessment program is now available and has
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Are you ready to elevate your research analysis skills? Join #ACCLatinAmericaConf Co-Chair Hector I. Michelena and other cardiovascular experts for the newly added Power of Data Path starting on Thursday evening with a FREE two-hour workshop. The Power of Data Path will continue throughout the conference and will strengthen your statistical interpretation skills, guide you through translating...
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FITs: Getting your manuscript published can be a long road filled with setbacks. If you’ve found yourself struggling through the process, our June 21 FIT/Early Career webinar, How to Publish a Manuscript, is for you. Nils P. Johnson, MD, FACC, will discuss how to identify the appropriate publication for your work, handle criticism and rejections and respond to revision requests. Expert...
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FITs Getting your manuscript published can be a long road filled with
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Guideline Education: Classify and manage different stages of chronic peripheral vascular disease according to the latest guidelines. This content was created in response to the 2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease. Read more and test your knowledge: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Guideline Education: Assessment and Management of Chronic PAD

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Editors’ Insights: How does cardiac apoptosis rather than necrosis cause Troponin elevation? Learn more in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. [ Ow.ly Link ]
American College of Cardiology 06/06/2017
Sports cardiology is quickly developing beyond the field of cardiovascular (CV) care for elite athletes only. This shift requires a larger contingent of practice-ready clinicians who understand the contemporary care and practice management strategies needed to meet the demands for professional, recreational and occupational athletes. ACC’s Care of the Athletic Heart: Contemporary Concepts,...
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Sports cardiology is quickly developing beyond the field of cardiovascular CV care
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