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  • Study: LDL, BP levels affect CVD risk more than genetics

    A patient's lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease will vary depending on exposure to elevated low-density lipoprotein and systolic blood pressure, regardless of polygenic risk scores, according to a study presented at the ACC.20 Together With World Congress of Cardiology Virtual. "Therefore, maintaining low levels of LDL and systolic blood pressure throughout life should be the primary focus to reduce the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease for all persons at all levels of the polygenic score for coronary disease," said researcher Dr. Brian Ference. Healio (free registration) (3/28) Learn More

  • Extreme heat may raise cardiovascular mortality risks

    Extreme high temperatures may more than double the risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, according to a research letter in the journal Circulation. The relative risk was greater for men than for women, and for people ages 15 to 64 compared with those ages 65 and older. Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (3/30) Learn More

  • CMS relaxes rules to help hospitals combat pandemic

    FierceHealthcare (3/30) Learn More

  • CMS expands expedited Medicare payments for providers

    Becker's Hospital CFO Report (3/30) Learn More

  • ACOs ask ONC to focus on clinician access to data

    EHR Intelligence (3/25) Learn More

  • Check out the latest science from ACC.20/WCC on ACC.org

    The ACC provided coverage of the hottest trials - including research from the STS/ACC TVT Registry and LAAO Registry - that came out of ACC.20 Together With World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) from March 28 - 30. For regular updates, trial summaries, news coverage, video interviews and more, visit ACC's Meeting Coverage page. Tune into Virtual.ACC.org to access free on-demand content for at least 90 days. Learn More

  • ACC Joins CV, Medical Community in Publicly Calling For More PPE on COVID-19 Front Lines

    The ACC joined with the American Heart Association and 11 other cardiovascular and health care society leaders on March 30 expressing concern "over the critical shortages of medical equipment, including ventilators, test kits and all types of personal protective equipment such as masks, face shields and gowns, to adequately address the COVID-19 public health crisis." The letter urges redeployment of PPE to areas in most critical need at a given time, using data from organizations like the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. It also encourages continued promotion of telehealth as a means of protecting both providers and patients. Read more. Learn More

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