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  • SCAI Clinical Expert Consensus Statement on Cardiogenic Shock
    The following are key points to remember from this summary of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Clinical Expert Consensus Statement on the Classification of Cardiogenic Shock (CS). The document is endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 
  • Editor's Corner | Ven(o)us on a Half-Shell: From Botticelli to Today
    For many years, we looked on venous disease as a condition that was associated with chronic venous insufficiency and chronic edema of the lower extremities that left many patients with unsightly swelling and discoloration of the lower extremities.
  • Cover Story | South Asians and Cardiovascular Disease: The Hidden Threat
    February 20, 2019 was shaping up to be just like any other day in the life of Aditya Suresh, a software engineer at Google's campus in Seattle. As he was getting ready to go to work he received the call that would forever change his life.
  • Photo Feature | Honoring Those Who Serve; Have Served
    Armed Forces Day on May 18 and Memorial Day on May 27 are opportunities to salute all the members of the cardiovascular care team who serve and/or have served in the armed forces. The contributions of these individuals, many of whom are literally on the front lines of care, are vast. The ACC thanks all […]
  • Feature | Get to Know Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC
    Next month brings the launch of JACC: Case Reports, the newest journal in the growing JACC Family. Editor-in-Chief Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC, shared with Cardiology her vision of a journal that is an engaging, interactive forum and teaching tool for cardiovascular professionals and the Cardiovascular Team.
  • Photo Feature | Leading Through Example: Fitness For Heart Health
    Cycling, running, tennis and hiking are some of the activities members enjoy in their pursuit of being fit. Many are taking this forward to motivate their patients and community to embrace being active and fit to improve their heart health and potentially reduce or eliminate the need for medications. They are leading cardio hikes, walk […]
  • Feature | Implementing ACC’s Health Systems Strategy: The Role of MedAxiom
    Earlier this year, the ACC expanded its footprint by acquiring MedAxiom, a cardiovascular services and consulting firm. The decision was grounded in the need to help cardiovascular clinicians and care team members thrive in today's constantly evolving health care environment that increasingly involves an understanding of business, governance, leadership and other nonclinical competencies, in addition […]
  • From the Member Sections | Patient Support Outside the ACHD Clinic
    One of the most difficult tasks facing medical providers is estimating prognosis. Decades of research and innovation guide projections for some disciplines. However, for a young discipline that serves a heterogeneous population such as adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), prognosis is largely based on longitudinal expert opinion.
  • From the Member Sections | Incorporating CPET into Your Practice
    Jill M. Steiner, MD, talked with Yonatan Buber, MD, an associate fellow of ACC, about his special interest in pulmonary hypertension (PH) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Buber is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington, where he specializes in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD).
  • For the FITs | Left Main Coronary Artery Interventions
    Scrubbing in for my first cardiac catheterization case as a first-year fellow was exciting enough, but the added exhilaration realizing it was a left main coronary artery (LMCA) PCI was almost too much to handle! We had been taught in medical school that LMCA disease was treated only by CABG.