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  • HDL's predictive value may differ between racial groups

    A long-term study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that high-density lipoprotein levels in the blood may not be as predictive of heart disease risk as previously thought, and low HDL levels were associated with greater odds of developing heart disease in white patients but not in Black patients. White individuals with HDL levels measuring less than 40 mg/dL carried a 22% higher coronary heart disease risk than people with higher HDL levels. Reuters (11/21) Learn More

  • Highly purified EPA lowers CV risk in CAD patients

    Research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions found that highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid demonstrated marginal statistical significance in lowering the risk for adverse cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease being treated with statin therapy and with low EPA/arachidonic acid ratio. "In terms of our patients with residual risk, we should still consider EPA as a molecule to institute for these patients," said Dr. Pam Taub from the University of California at San Diego. Healio (free registration) (11/17) Learn More

  • Viral interference may prevent a "tripledemic" this winter

    Science (tiered subscription model) (11/18) Learn More

  • FDA warns 7 supplement sellers over false CVD claims

    eMPR (11/17) Learn More

  • Biden touts nearly 40% jump in ACA signups to date

    The Hill (11/18) Learn More

  • Cardiology Magazine: A Heart Healthy Thanksgiving

    The Prioritizing Health column in the latest issue of Cardiology magazine provides tips to enjoy a heart healthy holiday with family and friends. Tips include staying active, revamping recipes by using low-sodium and low-fat/fat-free milk, letting the vegetables take a starring role on your plate, and more. Also don't miss the Cardiology team's favorite recipes, such as lemon garlic green beans with sliced almonds. Read the full article. Learn More

  • ACC Webinar: Shared Decision-Making in the EP World

    Patients considering implantation of an ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death must undergo a shared decision-making conversation as directed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Coverage Determination. Join speakers Pirooz Mofrad, MD, FACC, and James Vavricek for a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. ET to hear about methods for approaching shared decision-making and learn more about ACC's tools, including the EP Device Implant Registry and CardioSmart patient resources, to support shared decision-making. Learn more. Learn More

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