Cardiology Magazine — July - August 2012
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Complex Coronary Cases Live from Mount Sinai Medical Center:

The ACC in July launched its new monthly live case series from Mount Sinai Medical Center’s catheterization lab in New York, NY. During each of the live cases, participants learn how to discuss the rationale for choice of access site in performing percutaneous coronary intervention; detail considerations for stent selection; discuss choice of antiplatelet therapy; and demonstrate the application of large, randomized drug-eluting stent clinical trials results within an interventional clinical practice. Tune into on the third Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m. ET to watch the latest case live. The cases are also archived at

New Guidelines and Clinical Content:

On July 16, the ACC Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a focused update of the guideline for the management of UA NSTEMI patients. The document addresses recent research and approvals of new drugs like ticagrelor, and replaces the previous update published in 2011. Also in July, the ACCF and AHA released an expert consensus document, “Cardiac Disease Evaluation and Management Among Kidney and Liver Transplantation Candidates,” that explores and evaluates the current evidence available for kidney and liver transplantation. Read more under Science and Quality on CardioSource.

Check Out These Meeting on DemandTM Programs from July:

Championing Care for the Patient with Aortic Stenosis: The Role of Cardiologists and Primary Care from Recognition to Recovery.

Innovation in Translation: Acute Coronary Syndromes

First Line of Defense: Risk Factors and Prevention in the Cardiology Practice: A Master Class for the Community Cardiologist

These and other Meeting on Demand programs are available at

Joseph P. Drozda Jr., MD, FACC, chair of the ACC’s Clinical Quality Committee and a member of the ACC Board of Trustees, provides an inside look at “ACC’s Health Policy Statements — One of Our Many Faces to the World” as part of a new monthly blog series by the College’s science and quality leaders.

New on cardiosource.Medication adherence, or lack thereof, is front and center on the CardioSmart and ACC Facebook pages. Check out the new CardioSmart medication adherence app, as well as other ACC and partner organization resources for both patients and clinicians.

Can’t go to London for the 2012 Olympics? Stay tuned to the ACC Facebook page and ACC in Touch Blog for Olympic-related news and discussions from CardioSource World News and the ACC’s Sport and Exercise Council members.