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  • Health care professionals at this year's ACC18 talked research, treatment approaches and guidelines on the podium and in conference halls
  • These conversations continued on Twitter, with over over 30,000 #ACC18 tweets

Health care professionals at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and new patient care guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter, with over 30,000 tweets, according to Symplur.

Here is a list of some noteworthy #ACC18 tweets.

BP Reduction in Black Barbershops

Results from a novel cluster-randomized trial of blood-pressure reduction in black barbershops showcased the influence and importance of health promotion by trusted community members.

 

 

Sports Cardiology

Mass General's Malissa Wood, MD, co-director of the Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program, shared a slide from Aaron Baggish, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program, demonstrating the nation's first comprehensive sports cardiology program.

 

 

ODYSSEY Results

Promising outcomes from the ODYSSEY trial garnered excitement at ACC18, but created a dialogue revolving around associated cost.

 

 

Virtual Visits

Mass General's Ami Bhatt, MD, director of Outpatient Cardiology, discussed the importance of incorporating virtual visits as a part of any practice.

 

 

VEST Trial Results

While the VEST Trial did result in a reduction of overall mortality, ACC18 attendees were surprised to learn that the trial did not meet its primary endpoint of reducing sudden cardiac death.

 

 

Physician Burnout

Mass General's David Dudzinski, MD, director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, shared ACC President Minnow Walsh's sentiment that in order for cardiologists to best care for their patients, they have to start taking better care of themselves.

Do you use Twitter to disseminate innovative treatment approaches and new data? Tell us about your experience with social media as a platform for discussing research in the comments below.

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