News

STAY UP-TO-DATE

Are You Reading Cardiology?

Your ACC member publication, Cardiology, outlines relevant and timely topics for cardiovascular professionals each month. Easy to read online or in print, Cardiology is your not-to-miss source for clinical, professional and policy news. Engaging images, articles, scientific journal highlights, member profiles, expert commentary, and more are combined in a comprehensive round-up of news and resources for the entire cardiovascular community. Catch up on the latest issue and browse archives at ACC.org/Cardiology.

Education

JACC: CardioOncology Call For Papers: Immune Therapy
Aiming to expand the body of literature on emerging trends related to cardiovascular toxicities caused by immune therapies, JACC: CardioOncology will publish a uniquely themed issue highlighting this important area. Original research manuscripts, research letters and clinical case challenges on topics spanning immune therapy and cardiovascular disease will be considered, including those focusing on epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, risk stratification and clinical management. Basic studies focused on advancing understanding of disease mechanisms and pathophysiology are also of interest. Submissions are due on or before May 1. Learn more

JACC: CardioOncology Accepting Applications For Associate Editor Position
JACC: CardioOncology is inviting applications for the associate editor position. Led by Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Ky, MD, FACC, the journal seeks to advance the cardiovascular care of cancer patients and survivors through the publication of rigorously executed, innovative science and the dissemination of evidence-based knowledge. The ideal candidate will have expertise in cardio-oncology, a strong track record of original scientific contributions in cardio-oncology, dedicated experience in editorial and peer review, and demonstrated ability to work productively in multi-disciplinary collaborations. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1. Apply here.

Call For Papers: Evidence-Based RCTs, Meta-Analyses, and Systematic Reviews in CV Imaging
Cardiovascular imaging is growing rapidly, both in terms of new technology and novel avenues of investigation, but high-quality evidence for its utility, especially in positively influencing clinical outcomes, is lacking. To further define the optimal role of cardiac imaging in managing various cardiovascular diseases around the world, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging is planning a themed issue showcasing quality evidence that defines or clarifies the clinical utility of cardiovascular imaging. Original research manuscripts including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), sub-analysis of RCTs, meta-analysis, systematic reviews, simulation and/or “in silico” studies, and methodology papers that describe planned RCTs will be considered. Submissions are due on or before June 30. Review submission instructions.  

Science and Quality News

New ACC CardiaCast Podcast Series on CardioNutrition

The ACC has launched a new CardiaCast podcast series on nutrition, with new episodes dropping weekly. Listen to the free CardioNutrition series with host, Robert J. Ostfeld, MD, MSc, FACC, along with leaders in the field, who will discuss the nutrition recommendations in the ACC/AHA guidelines, dietary patterns such as a Mediterranean, plant-based or Ketogenic diet, practical ways to weave nutrition recommendations into clinical practice, how to get reimbursed for nutrition counseling and drive behavior change, and more. Don’t miss the first five episodes: CardioNutrition – Why are we here?; What Do the ACC Dietary Guidelines Actually Say?; The Skinny on Fats – and Omega 3s!; Carbs, Fiber, and Grains, Oh My!; and Dude, Where’s my Protein? Learn more about the CardioNutrition series on ACC.org, and subscribe to the ACC CardiaCast podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Amazon Music/Audible, to automatically get the latest episodes in the series. Looking for more on food and nutrition, watch the recent Coffee With the ACC President episode with Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, and special guests Uma Valeti, MD, FACC, and Kim A. Williams Sr., MD, MACC. 

 Certified Education on Severe Aortic Stenosis Now Available

The ACC recently launched the Severe Aortic Stenosis: Essentials for Assessment and Diagnosis certified educational initiative to arm clinicians with the latest evidence-based strategies for assessment and diagnosis of patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Learn from the experts with two certified patient cases on AS in an octogenarian with no complaints, and on severe AS with no symptoms. Also, check out the videos with expert panel discussions on multidisciplinary evaluation and shared decision-making for AS and assessment and diagnosis of AS. Find out more at ACC.org/LearnAS. Access additional ACC online courses at ACC.org/OnlineCourses.

Telehealth Workbook Now Available

Digital health is increasingly becoming an important mechanism of chronic disease care, especially in cardiology. The ACC recently developed a Telehealth Workbook to provide guidance on conducting telehealth visits to effectively manage cardiovascular care, including what should happen prior to, during and post-visit. The workbook offers specific recommendations on the management of heart failure, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation. Additionally, it also includes resources to existing CardioSmart tools, such as the Cardiac METs Fact Sheet and the Activity Log Worksheet that complement the telehealth visits. Download the workbook now at ACC.org/Telehealth.

ACC Issues Clinical Guidance on ASCVD Risk Reduction in Patients With Persistent Hypertriglyceridemia

A new ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway aims to fill the gap in clinical care for the management of high-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients with persistent hypertriglyceridemia and the incorporation of triglyceride nonstatin therapies. The 2021 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Management of ASCVD Risk Reduction in Patients With Persistent Hypertriglyceridemia, published July 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, provides recommendations for clinicians and patients regarding the use of statins and triglyceride nonstatin therapies to reduce the risk of ASCVD in patients with persistent hypertriglyceridemia who have established ASCVD, diabetes mellitus, severe hypertriglyceridemia and other high-risk factors. Read more

 Now Available! 2021 MedAxiom Report: CV Data Trends From a Global Pandemic Year

MedAxiom’s ninth annual Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey Report – which unveils trends across cardiology, surgery, advanced practice providers and non-clinical compensation – reveals the true impact of the coronavirus pandemic on cardiovascular programs in 2020. In addition to highlighting comparisons between private and integrated models, the report features new panel size metrics for workforce planning. Use this essential strategic planning tool – designed by cardiology, for cardiology – to optimize your organization and transform cardiovascular care in 2022 and beyond. DOWNLOAD REPORT 

MedAxiom Webinar: 2021 CV Provider Compensation and Production Trends

A webinar on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. ET will take a deep dive into MedAxiom’s 2021 Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey Report. Experts will share 2020 data trends and impactful insights to help your program navigate the new normal. REGISTER

Advocacy

Watch Valentin Fuster and Experts Breakdown Top Trials From ESC Congress 2021

In the latest installment of ACC Cardiology Hour, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, leads expert panelists in trial-by-trial analysis on EMPEROR-Preserved, IAMI, MASTER DAPT, and other key trials released during ESC Congress 2021. For the discussion, Fuster is joined by ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC; Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, FACC; Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC; and Michael J. Mack, MD, MACC. Watch now. View complete ACC coverage of ESC Congress 2021.

ACC’s Legislative Conference 2021 Moving to All Virtual

ACC’s Legislative Conference 2021, scheduled for Oct. 3-5, is moving to an all-virtual experience. With the continued surge of COVID-19 across the U.S. and new travel restrictions being imposed by some health care institutions, the difficult decision was made to move the live portion of the meeting to the virtual stage. The virtual conference will continue as scheduled, complete with opportunities to hear from ACC leaders, staff and other experts on health policy issues impacting the profession. Planning for virtual congressional visits was already underway given ongoing U.S. Capitol restrictions, and those visits will continue as planned on Oct. 5. Learn more and get answers to questions about the virtual experience, here. Registration for the conference is still open – save your spot now! Stay tuned to @Cardiology and #ACCLegConf on Twitter for updates and news. Questions? Contact advocacyleg@acc.org.

Digital ACC Resources

ACC’s Official Social Media Policy and Hashtag Guide

ACC has release its official social media policy on ACC.org – along with a handy guide to ACC’s official hashtags. Access both here.

Get Easy Access to JACC Content on Your Phone or Tablet Via the JACC Journals App

Use the JACC Journals App to access the latest research and clinical practice updates from the top-ranked family of JACC Journals. This single app puts all of your favorite content at your fingertips – and is accessible across all iOS and Android devices. The app lets you browse new issues, link to featured articles, and interact with figures, tables and multimedia content. The “My Reading List” feature allows you to save articles for offline reading; share via social media; email useful content; and much more! Download the app from the iTunes App Store or get it on Google Play today.

Stay In Touch With the ACC via Social Media

Stay in touch with the ACC and the latest clinical and advocacy news through ACCinTouch. ACCinTouch connects ACC members and those interested in cardiovascular news through popular social networking channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Join each of these networks to connect with ACC members and those interested in cardiology. In addition to the ACC’s main Twitter profile @ACCinTouch, the College also has a channel dedicated to advocacy-related news (@Cardiology), education (@ACCCardioEd), and quality (@ACCCVQuality). CardioSmart, ACC’s patient education and support program, also has patient-centered cardiovascular news available through Facebook, Twitter (@CardioSmart), and YouTube. For more information about ACC’s social media channels, visit ACC.org/ACCinTouch.

ACC Archived Webinars

Did you know that you can find archived webinars from throughout the years from the ACC on ACC.org? As a member, you have access to this wealth of information at www.acc.org/WebinarsOndemand. Questions? Contact ACC’s Resource Center at Phone: 202-375-6000, ext. 5603 or 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 or resource@acc.org.