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ACCEL Lite: Featured ACCEL Interviews on Exciting CV Research

Mar 2, 2021

Current guidelines recommend measuring out-of-office BP to confirm office BP. The results of a study published in the JACC suggest that home BP measurement may be the best approach for out-of-office BP monitoring. In this interview, Alison Bailey, MD, FACC; Daichi Shimbo, MD; and Nosheen Reza, MD, discuss the reliability of...


Feb 16, 2021

Patients with cancer presenting with a heart attack are less likely to receive invasive treatment because of perceived risks and poor outcomes. In this interview, Mamas A. Mamas, MA, DPhil, BMBCh; Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC; and Sun Moon Kim, MD, discuss a current study showing that patients with cancer admitted with a...


Feb 9, 2021

Increased scientific data and various guidelines now support use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) in various clinical settings. However, a knowledge gap remains regarding its usefulness in patient care. In this interview, Ron Blankstein, MD; Allen J. Taylor MD, FACC; and Poonam Velagapudi MD, MS,...


Feb 2, 2021

Peripartum heart failure can be difficult to recognize because the symptoms may be similar to those of normal pregnancy; however, it’s important to make the diagnosis so that women can receive the correct medications and treatment. In this interview, Michelle Kittleson, MD, FACC; Melinda B. Davis, MD, FACC; and Jeffrey...


Jan 26, 2021

Clinical studies have reported a prevalence of myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) of 5-6% of acute myocardial infarction cases, with a range of 5-15% depending on the population examined. In this interview, Deepak L. Bhatt, MPH, MD, FACC; Vijay Kunadian, MBBS, MD, FACC; and Michelle Kelsey, MD,...