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2013-11-13 13:56:31

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular heart disease. The new findings have just been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Aortic valve stenosis (AS) – in which the opening of the aortic valve is narrowed – affects 2-7 percent of the Danish population aged...

2013-11-12 23:31:28

ACE Receives Mention at TCT25; St. Mary's Receives Accreditation by ACE Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) received acclaim during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, October 27 – November 1, 2013 in San Francisco. Presenting on the importance of using and documenting Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to control costs and improve quality in the cardiac cath lab (CCL), Peter L. Duffy, M.D., FACC,...

2013-11-05 16:25:53

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Doug Harrington, clinical professor at USC Keck School of Medicine, presented "Why Do Heart Attacks Happen to 'Healthy People'?" on behalf of nonprofit, GUARDaHEART at both the 13(th) Annual Maui Cardiovascular Symposium and at the 5th Annual Orange County Symposium. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/LA79677LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130821/LA67312LOGO) Dr. Harrington's presentations addressed...

2013-10-22 23:28:56

ACE accredits first NY Hospital; second in the USA to accomplish accreditation in all three cardiovascular quality disciplines. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Newly accredited St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse N.Y., is the first hospital in New York and the second in the United States to accomplish accreditation in all three cardiovascular quality disciplines with the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE): Diagnostic Cath, PCI and Carotid Artery...

2013-10-15 12:32:35

Distinguished Healthcare Executive Takes the Helm at Pioneering Foundation in Interventional Cardiology NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) today announced the appointment of John (Jack) C. Lewin, MD, as the foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Lewin was also appointed to CRF's Board of Directors. A leading medical and healthcare expert, Dr. Lewin brings a unique blend of leadership and management skills...

2013-10-03 09:34:17

Study adds to evidence of link between dental and heart health Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa. "Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic gum inflammation and affects approximately 50 percent...

2013-09-26 23:38:58

New Five-Part Symposium Video Series and Quarterly Newsletter Launched Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 As part of on-going efforts to bring the cardiovascular community continuous quality initiatives and news, the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) announces the launch of a five-part video symposium series and the inauguration of a quarterly newsletter, The ACE Advisor. Recorded at the 2013 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific...

2013-09-19 13:19:57

Cardiologists are increasingly accessing coronary arteries by way of the wrist rather than the groin to insert life-saving stents into patients with blocked arteries, according to the first broad report of the American College of Cardiology's clinical data registries published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The report, "Cardiovascular Care Facts: A Report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry - 2011," includes data about stents from the CathPCI...

2013-09-12 23:27:07

Joseph D. Babb, MD, FSCAI provides a physician's perspective. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 The last round of Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) E3: More Than Peer Review video series, taped during the 2013 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, will be released this week. Peer Review: A Physician's Perspective with Joseph D. Babb, MD, FSCAI, East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, NC,...

2013-09-04 08:01:27

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among obese people who had lost considerable weight, those with high insulin levels–a marker of insulin resistance in the body–were the most likely to experience better blood vessel function following the weight loss. These findings appear online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health care problems in the U.S....


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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