American College of Cardiology

Cardiovascular Effects of Switching From Tobacco Cigarettes to Electronic Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes (EC) are gaining popularity worldwide as an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes (TC) with a 55% increase in users between 2013 and 2015 with growth in the United Kingdom occurring fastest in Europe.

Risk Factors for Infections Involving Cardiac Implanted Electronic Devices

Cardiac implantable electronic device infection is a major complication that usually requires device removal. PADIT (Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial) was a large cluster crossover trial of conventional versus incremental antibiotics.

Femoral Versus Nonfemoral Peripheral Access for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Femoral access is the gold standard for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Guidelines recommend reconsidering surgery when this access is not feasible. However, alternative peripheral accesses exist, although they have not been accurately compared with femoral access.

2018 AHA/ACC Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

The following are key perspectives from the 2018 multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, based on the Top Ten Take Home Messages selected by the Writing Committee.