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Latest in Cardiology

ACC Advocacy 2018

The 115th Congress presents a new set of challenges and opportunities for health care organizations. Now is a crucial time for the ACC and its members to educate policymakers, old and new, about the impact their decisions have on cardiology. At a time when the future of medicine is being debated, clinicians are able to…

ACC Prior Authorization Reporting Tool

The new ACC Prior Authorization Reporting Tool (www.acc.org/PARtool) is open and available to collect members’ data on inappropriate cardiovascular testing and procedure request denials by insurers and prior authorization vendors. The PARtool is open to all members and their staffs. Please participate to make this successful. The PARtool will primarily serve as a process for ACC…

CardioSmart Launches Cardio-Oncology Resources for Patients

A new Cardio-Oncology resource center on CardioSmart.org aims to provide patients with information on common types of cancer treatments that cause heart problems; lifestyle tips designed for cancer patients; and lists of questions to aid in care discussions during office visits. Additionally, in-depth resources addressing Radiation and Heart Disease and Breast Cancer Treatment and Heart Disease are available for patients, with other topics…

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Released

High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – based on new ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure. The new guidelines – the first comprehensive set since…