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2013-01-03 13:31:54

Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect. The results have just been published in the well-reputed Journal of American College of Cardiology. Statin is a class of drugs which are used to treat high levels of blood cholesterol by way of inhibiting the liver´s...

2012-12-22 05:03:20

Physician concerns regarding AUC cite ACE´s quality program as essential Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 ACE, the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, has been cited multiple times for its contribution in navigating the AUC waters that can be so challenging to cath lab management. According to an article in Cardiovascular Business* many physicians have expressed concern that AUC terminology fails to accommodate nuanced physician judgment. In an interview with Tony...

2012-11-27 13:08:05

Authors disagree on real cost of screening While ensuring the safety of high school and college athletes is hardly controversial, the method and associated costs of doing so are hotly debated. Conducting electrocardiographic (ECG) screenings of all young competitive athletes in the United States would cost up to $69 billion over 20 years and save about 4,813 lives, making the cost per life saved over $10 million, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American...

2012-10-25 11:09:17

Results of the MASTER trial reported at TCT 2012 and published in JACC A clinical trial found that the use of a next generation, micronet, mesh-covered stent demonstrated improved restoration of blood flow to heart tissue, compared to the use of either bare-metal or drug-eluting stents in heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty. Results of the MASTER trial were presented today at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium and will appear in...

2012-10-19 04:03:35

ACE Organization Assists Cath Labs in Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 In this month´s issue of Cath Lab Digest, Anne Beekman, BSN, RN, Manager of the Kresge Cardiac Cath Labs at the Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cites ACE accreditation as a valuable resource in elevating the performance of their Cath Lab. Getting ahead of the curve in meeting appropriate use standards should include third party...

2012-10-11 04:03:11

Presentation on Stents and PCI by Carl L. Tommaso, MD includes ACE as a Solution to Overuse Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Methods to reduce the occurrence of medical treatments that are not always necessary were presented at the National Summit on Overuse co-sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA) and The Joint Commission, on September 24, 2012. The summit goal was to discuss strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Representatives from...

2012-09-24 23:00:04

CCI President´s page connects Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and Cath Lab Accreditation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 In the September, 2012 CCI President´s Page, J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD, FSCAI, President of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), shared his opinion on the need to accredit cath labs through ACE, the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. “...I want to focus on what individual practicing interventionalists can...

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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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.