The Academy of Physician Associates in Cardiology (APAC) is a professional organization for Physician Assistants who practice in Cardiology. Since recognition as a Specialty Organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) in 2003, APAC has made considerable progress toward our goal of becoming the primary resource and advocate for all cardiology PAs. APAC collaborates with the Academy and actively participates in the House of Delegates at the AAPA annual meeting to assure representation of Cardiology PAs. APAC also works closely with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other national organizations to promote and advocate for increased utilization of PAs to provide high quality, cost-effective care to patients with cardiovascular disease.
In recognition of 60 years since the historic contribution to modern understanding of the harmful effects of cigarette smoking, Albert Rizzo, MD, meets with the preventive cardiology expert to discuss the myriad of cascading effects delivered by the 1964 report.
New research from Intermountain Healthcare presented at ACC 2023 examines the prognostic value of disproportionate CAC scores for 1 or more vessels relative to the value of total CAC score for predicting major adverse cardiovascular events.