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DCT Demonstrates Ability of Digital Programs to Improve Care, Blood Pressure Management

DCT Demonstrates Ability of Digital Programs to Improve Care, Blood Pressure Management

May 21st 2021

ACC

An analysis of patients who achieved blood pressure goal within a digital care program details the potential ability of digital health interventions to improve management of patients with hypertension.

New Strategies Needed to Address Cardiovascular Risk Trajectory Associated with Prediabetes

New Strategies Needed to Address Cardiovascular Risk Trajectory Associated with Prediabetes

May 20th 2021

ACC

Analysis of the UK Biobank cohort details a graded increase in risk of cardiovascular and renal events across the glycemic spectrum, including among patients with prediabetes.

Analysis Details SGLT2 Inhibitors Benefit Across Heart Failure Subgroups

Analysis Details SGLT2 Inhibitors Benefit Across Heart Failure Subgroups

May 20th 2021

ACC

Hear from Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, on a systematic review and meta-analysis of SGLT2 inhibitor trials examining the effects of the class on heart failure across multiple subgroups, including those with preserved ejection fraction.

ACC.21 Top Data Summary

ACC.21 Top Data Summary

May 19th 2021

ACC

Our editorial staff and advisory board have teamed up to provide you with a shortlist of highlighted data and summary slides on their picks for the most important data to be released at the American College of Cardiology's 70th Annual Scientific Session.

Dissonance Between Clinicians and Patients Could Prevent Optimal Prescription of Oral Anticoagulants

Dissonance Between Clinicians and Patients Could Prevent Optimal Prescription of Oral Anticoagulants

May 19th 2021

ACC

An analysis of patient and clinician responses to surveys within BOAT-AF suggests many were willing to consider DOACs but were never prescribed anticoagulation and also provides insight into how trends in this cohort compared to those in the ACC's PINNACLE registry.

ACC.21 Simulation Study Estimates CV Event Risk Reduction with Bempedoic Acid

ACC.21 Simulation Study Estimates CV Event Risk Reduction with Bempedoic Acid

May 19th 2021

ACC

A pooled risk simulation of phase 3 data of bempedoic acid suggests the first-in-class ATP citrate lyase inhibitor could reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease and elevated LDL-C.

RADIANCE-HTN TRIO Supports Use of Renal Denervation in Refractory Hypertension

RADIANCE-HTN TRIO Supports Use of Renal Denervation in Refractory Hypertension

May 18th 2021

ACC

Results of RADIANCE-HTN TRIO suggest ultrasound renal denervation could improve blood pressure control in patients with refractory hypertension, suggesting RDN was associated with a mean reduction of 8 mmHg from baseline a 4.5 mmHg improvement over sham procedure.

Mavacamten Could Contribute to Improved Health Status in Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Mavacamten Could Contribute to Improved Health Status in Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

May 18th 2021

ACC

New data from an ACC.21 analysis suggests apparent improvements in patient symptoms, function, and quality of life seen on mavacamten were not sustained once treatment was discontinued.

FIDELIO-DKD Analysis Finds Finerenone Reduces Risk of New-Onset AFib

FIDELIO-DKD Analysis Finds Finerenone Reduces Risk of New-Onset AFib

May 17th 2021

ACC

An analysis of FIDELIO-DKD indicates use of finerenone was associated with significant reductions in risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

COVID-19 Has Increased Burnout, Desire for Career Change in Cardiology

COVID-19 Has Increased Burnout, Desire for Career Change in Cardiology

May 17th 2021

ACC

Results of a well-being study presented at ACC.21 paint a grim picture related to the impact of COVID-19 on burnout and well-being among cardiology professionals. We sat down with lead investigator Laxmi Mehta, MD, for further perspective on the issue.