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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.
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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.
Study demonstrates that among black male barbershop patrons w/ uncontrolled hypertension, health promotion by barbers resulted in larger BP reduction when coupled with medication management in barbershops by specialty-trained pharmacists. https://t.co/StTjpslzT4 #ACC18 pic.twitter.com/MdetVzd1aU— NEJM (@NEJM) March 12, 2018
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.
Promising outcomes from the ODYSSEY trial garnered excitement at ACC18, but created a dialogue revolving around associated cost.
Mass General's Ami Bhatt, MD, director of Outpatient Cardiology, discussed the importance of incorporating virtual visits as a part of any practice.
#Virtual visits 1. hone physician attention skills 2.engage patients in their own setting on their terms 3. value the human connection @AmiBhattMD #FutureHub #ACC18 @MGHHeartHealth @MassGeneralMDs pic.twitter.com/BM8e8BVaoo— Jamie Breed (@jfcbreed) March 10, 2018
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.
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.
ACC President @MinnowWalsh opens <ahref="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACC18?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ACC18 with a call to action: cardiology as a specialty least happy at work AND least likely to seek out professional help (https://t.co/B8GH22ni67). @ACCinTouch -> #quadrupleaim.— David M. Dudzinski MD JD (@criticalecho) March 10, 2018
To best take care of pts, we must also take care of ourselves. pic.twitter.com/FA42LV1h4W
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Refer a patient to the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center