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  • Care delays seen in rural STEMI patients during pandemic

    Research data indicate that people in rural areas of Michigan waited longer to receive STEMI care once the COVID-19 pandemic began. Presentation delays of more than 12 hours were seen in 2.4% of patients before the pandemic began and 19.5% of patients after it began. Cardiovascular Business online (1/17) Learn More

  • Women may have a harder time with smoking cessation

    An international study including data from 16,500 individuals indicated that women may have more trouble quitting smoking than men do. Women had a lower chance of succeeding on the first day of a quit attempt, a key success predictor, which could be because they tend to experience more withdrawal symptoms, researchers said. HealthDay News (1/17) Learn More

  • US COVID-19 numbers continue to rise as Omicron surges

    CNN (1/18) Learn More

  • Supply shortages stall rollout of COVID-19 pills

    The Associated Press (1/13) Learn More

  • Many people do not have enough zinc in their diet

    The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (1/17) Learn More

  • ACC Leadership Page Examines Clinical Guidance vs. Guidelines and Importance of Science

    In a new JACC Leadership Page, ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, reflects on the lessons learned from COVID-19 and the use of clinical guidance in the absence of guidelines. While the College has continuously provided guidance tools, such as the comprehensive COVID-19 Hub filled with links to the latest published research and health policy updates, it has also leaned on science to communicate evidence-based recommendations for prevention, diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease in the form of guidelines. "It is science with research and evidence that continues to give us hope in the face of ongoing uncertainties," Itchhaporia writes. "Hence, there is no better time than now to hold science in high regard and promote scientific culture by believing in, respecting, and loving science." Read more. Learn More

  • New Free ACC Online Course on Practical Management of VTE

    Learn to select the best anticoagulant treatment strategies for initial management of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE), determine the optimal evidence-based prophylaxis anticoagulant therapy, and identify comorbidities that influence anticoagulation treatment strategies with ACC's online course, Practical Management of VTE: Simplifying Anticoagulation Strategies. Among the activities is a quick-tips video with Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, FACC, on initial management, along with patient case quizzes, slide lectures and a panel discussion. Learn more. Learn More

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