- In Memoriam: ACC Past President Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC http://ow.ly/K58130aCNMu #ACCChapters
- @JACCJournals Leadership Page: Team Up! via ACC President @MinnowWalsh http://ow.ly/iOm930awIBG #JACC #ACCCVT
- Latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions Features Highlights of ACC.17: TAVR and Beyond http://ow.ly/GujI30ba6v3 #ACCChapters
- ACC Seeks Comments on Document on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulation http://ow.ly/GujI30ba6v3 #ACCChapters
- Download the New @CardioSmart Women & Heart Disease Infographic http://ow.ly/DqML30ba6QC #ACCChapters
In Memoriam: Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC
ACC Past President Leonard S. Dreifus, MD, MACC, passed away on March 30 at the age of 92 in his home in Florida. Dreifus and his wife, Seline, are well-known for their philanthropic work, especially the gracious donation of the "Man Helping Man" sculpture installed at Heart House in Washington, DC. "As we enter Heart House, we are greeted by the 'Man Helping Man' sculpture generously donated by Dr. Dreifus and Seline," remarks ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. "It reminds us not just of the legacy left by Dr. Dreifus, but also our purpose in serving our patients and the public good as clinicians." Read more.
Latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions Features Highlights of ACC.17: TAVR and Beyond
The cover story of the latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions magazine presents the findings from SURTAVI and other key TAVR-related trials and registries from the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials and Featured Clinical Research sessions. The feature article presents a look at results from other key trials in interventional cardiology presented at ACC.17. A perspective article written by FIT Joanna Ghobrial, MD, MS, reviews current evidence for transcatheter valvular interventions in adults with congenital heart disease. In an interview with Sun Moon Kim, MD, in another perspective article, David J. Moliterno, MD, FACC, talks about career challenges, the future of interventional cardiology and his plans as the new editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. The Get to Know Your Leaders article focuses on ACC’s new president Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. Get the full issue at ACC.org/CardiologyInterventions.
JACC Leadership Page: Team Up!
In a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), new ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, discusses the importance of team-based care and making sure the patient is a member of that team. The ACC recognized the importance of team-based care early on, opening College membership to noncardiologists in 2003. Walsh also invites new Fellows of the ACC (FACCs) and Associates of the ACC (AACCs) to get involved with College through member sections and committees. “I welcome you to your new roles in the College and look forward to working with you in the years to come,” she writes. “Our team will be better for your participation and involvement.” Read more.
ACC Seeks Comments on Document on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulation
The ACC is seeking comments on a draft of the 2017 Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulation. This decision pathway provides guidance for clinicians regarding the management of bleeding in patients treated with oral anticoagulants (both vitamin K antagonists and direct oral anticoagulants). The pathway considers the severity of the bleed (major vs. non-major), acute medical and surgical management, the need for reversal, the appropriateness and time of restarting anticoagulation, and the impact of co-morbidities and concomitant drug therapy. Comments are due by Thursday, May 4. Access the document and public comment response form here and submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perspective: Why I Joined the ACC PAC
Ronald H. Wharton, MD, FACC, penned a perspective on Medscape discussing his motivation for joining your ACC’s political action committee (ACCPAC). “For those who think that physicians have no place in politics, I remind them that the virtuoso pianist Paderewski played a vital role in Poland's politics between 1919 and 1941,” said Wharton. “What is clear to me is that physicians need to be more active in the laws that determine how patients will or will not receive their care. There is no law that says that politics must be reserved for career politicians.” Read the full perspective.
How to Find the Right Mentor Webinar Now On Demand
Mentorship is an important part of clinical and research training for FITs and Early Career cardiologists. Identifying, evaluating and choosing the right mentor can be confusing and often times frustrating process. In the April 19 webinar, Douglas Mann, MD, FACC explained how to identify, choose and work with the mentor that is right for you. The webinar also emphasized that the type of mentor that one needs will change over time and that FITs and Early Career cardiologists will likely need two to three mentors during the early phases of their career. Get the webinar on demand here.
2017 Nurse Appreciation Month Membership Discount
National Nurses Week runs from May 6 – 12 this year, a week is not nearly long enough to properly show ACC’s appreciation for the important role nurses play in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health. That’s why, through the end of May, we’re making it easier for these valued cardiovascular professionals to join the College. Through May 31, nurses (RN, NP, CNS, APN) who become members of the ACC pay only $85 for 2017 membership—nearly 40 percent off the usual price—using the code ThnkNurses. The ACC is a stronger organization—and our mission ever more achievable—when all members of the care team contribute their expertise. Encourage your nurse colleagues to join the ACC and get access to benefits worth thousands each year that will help them elevate their careers and the quality of patient care they provide. Learn more.
Download the New Women & Heart Disease Infographic
When it comes to heart disease, there are clear differences between how this affects men and women. While efforts are underway to better understand sex differences in CVD, today’s research is just a start. The ACC’s CardioSmart team has created a new Women & Heart Disease infographic to help women stand up for their heart health. The infographic raises awareness about the predominance of heart disease in women and explains the risks factors and symptoms unique to women. The Women & Heart Disease infographic can be downloaded for free, along with other CardioSmart infographic posters that can be used as point-of-care graphics for your waiting and exam rooms. Visit CardioSmart.org/WomenHeartDisease for more tools and resources on this subject.
Listen to JACC Journals on the Go
Stay up-to-date on the most important science and emerging discoveries in clinical cardiology with JACC Journals Audio Summaries. JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, and JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Editor-in-Chief David J. Wilber, MD, FACC, provide informative overviews of each issue, as well as in-depth commentary on the studies featured in their respective JACC Journals. Busy clinicians can easily download the summaries and listen on the go at ACC.org/JACC or by searching “JACC Podcasts” in the iTunes store or through Android’s Player FM.
Get Easy Access to JACC Content on Your Phone or Tablet Via the JACC Journals App
Use the JACC Journals App to access the latest research and clinical practice updates from the top-ranked family of JACC Journals. This single app puts all of your favorite content at your fingertips – and is accessible across all iOS and Android devices. The app lets you browse new issues, link to featured articles, and interact with figures, tables and multimedia content. The “My Reading List” feature allows you to save articles for offline reading; share via social media; email useful content; and much more! Download the app from the iTunes App Store or get it on Google Play today.
Stay In Touch With the ACC via Social Media
Stay in touch with the ACC and the latest clinical and advocacy news through ACCinTouch. ACCinTouch connects ACC members and those interested in cardiovascular news through popular social networking channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Join each of these networks to connect with ACC members and those interested in cardiology. In addition to the ACC's main Twitter profile @ACCinTouch, the College also has a channel dedicated to advocacy-related news (@Cardiology), education (@ACCCardioEd), and quality (@ACCCVQuality). CardioSmart, ACC's patient education and support program, also has patient-centered cardiovascular news available through Facebook, Twitter (@CardioSmart), and YouTube. For more information about ACC’s social media channels, visit ACC.org/ACCinTouch.
ACC Archived Webinars
Did you know that you can find archived webinars from throughout the years from the ACC on ACC.org? As a member, you have access to this wealth of information. To access them, you must have an ACC.org log-in and use the confirmation code and webinar access link emailed to you once you. Questions? Contact ACC’s Resource Center at Phone: 202-375-6000, ext. 5603 or 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 or email@example.com.
Download ACC’s Advocacy Action Mobile App
Be sure to download the ACC Advocacy Action mobile app to get easy access to ACC's advocacy priorities and timely talking points to share during congressional visits. The app was designed to help members engage with lawmakers and influence health policy. Download it today on iTunes (iPhone, iPad) and Google Play (Android devices).