Read the Most Talked About JACC Journal Articles from 2017

Research published in JACC Journals was among the most talked about in cardiology last year. Find out which articles published in JACC and the five JACC specialty journals received the most media and social media attention throughout the world in 2017. The JACC Journals team has compiled lists for each journal using data from Altmetric. View the top articles and their attention scores at Learn more about publishing in JACC Journals.

JACC Leadership Page: Cardiovascular Health System Leadership

In a recent Leadership Page published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, ACC chair and incoming trustee and Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, ACC president, discuss leadership in cardiovascular health care. They write that during this time of unprecedented, accelerating change, today’s leaders must be “change managers” and visionaries while also possessing analytic expertise and emotional intelligence. Fry and Walsh discuss the rise of the dyad model of leadership—a partnership between a clinical and an administrative leader. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and background that complements the other. With the growing frequency of health care mergers, the future of the cardiovascular field depends on strong leadership. “[C]ardiac specialists must step up and lead care transformation to meet the goals of better outcomes, greater access, higher value, and optimal professional engagement,” Fry and Walsh write. “As members of the cardiac care team, we have the experience, skills, opportunities, resources, passion, and moral authority to do so successfully.” Read more.

February Tip of the Month: Read Cardiology Magazine Online

Cardiology magazine is your one-stop source for cardiovascular research and ACC news and reading it online just got easier. The flagship member publication of your professional home, Cardiology is a can’t-miss monthly publication that combines clinical news, expert commentary, ACC updates and more into one source. Thanks to the enhanced Cardiology landing page on, readers can quickly scroll through every article headline from the current issue without leaving the page. Links to the full catalog of back issues and social media sharing tools are also available. Bookmark to catch up on this important member resource featuring the most relevant topics in cardiology and valued mainstays like JACC in a Flash, Journal Wrap, Heart of Health Policy and more.

December Issue of Cardiology: ACC’s Education Enterprise, Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Health, Innovation Road Map, and More

The cover story in the December issue of Cardiology highlights the partnership of ACC members and staff in the ACC’s education enterprise of serving the lifelong learning of the cardiovascular community. Also in this issue, review some of the things we’ve learned this year about prevention of cardiovascular disease and read about the ACC’s Innovation strategy. Get the full issue at

January Issue of Cardiology: Digital Health Solutions in Cardiovascular Medicine, Leadership Forum, Physician Assistant Workforce Survey, and More

The cover story in the January issue of Cardiology highlights the potential for digital health solutions in cardiovascular medicine and how the ACC’s Innovation Strategy is optimizing this impact. Leadership Forum brings us three stories: the debut of the “Healthy Leadership Forum” designed by Julie M. Clary, MD, MBA, FACC; longevity secrets from John Day, MD, FACC, and how Travis Batts, MD, FACC, views service through leadership to help patients and meet ACC’s mission. Learn about the evolution of the physician assistant workforce in cardiology based on results from a survey by the ACC’s PA Work Group. Get the full issue at

February Issue of Cardiology: Interventions Looks at Inflammation for the Cardiologist; Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine for 2018; ACC.18 Sneak Peek, and More

The cover story in the latest issue of Cardiology: Interventions examines the emerging role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease including findings from the CANTOS trial. Read more on this topic from Editor-in-Chief Peter C. Block, MD, FACC. Learn what leading experts think will most impact cardiovascular medicine in this new year. And learn about catheter-directed management in pulmonary embolism in the FIT perspective by Brett Carroll, MD. The ACC.18 Sneak Peek will help you start planning your best meeting now. Get the full issue at

Interactive Forum at ACC.18 on ACC’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The College will host an interactive, town hall-style forum focused on ACC’s diversity and inclusion strategy on March 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Regency Ballroom T. Led by Pamela Douglas, MD, MACC and Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC of the ACC Task Force on Diversity, the forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about ACC’s diversity and inclusion strategy, and attendees are invited to share ideas, ask questions, offer suggestions and become involved in ACC’s work to expand the role of diversity in the cardiovascular workforce, the College and the workforce pipeline. Register for the session here by Feb. 23 and contact Stephanie Mitchell with questions.

New ACC Video Showcases Stories of Leadership in Cardiology

Leaders from across the cardiovascular care team share their paths to leadership in a new ACC video. The video captures stories from a diverse array of ACC members, including ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, and Vice President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, as well as up-and-coming leaders, including Board of Governors member Laxmi Mehta, MD, FACC; and Travis Batts, MD, FACC, from ACC’s Leadership Academy Cohort II. The stories these leaders share illustrate the importance of seeking opportunities to lead under ACC’s new governance structure, which supports centralized authority and decentralized decision-making, finding mentors and providing mentorship, and maintaining a focus on the College’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. Watch the video here.

ACC Defines New Core Values

The College recently unveiled its new Core Values as part of the work toward developing the ACC’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, and ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, shared them in a perspective piece on The three core values – patient-centered, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism and excellence – are the result of months of work in a collaborative effort by both members and staff. “On behalf of the BOT, we believe that these Core Values, taken together with our strong Mission and Vision, appropriately represent where the College is headed over the next five years, and into the future,” writes Walsh. Read more on