ACC 2023: Late-Breaking Science Video Collection

Published: 06 March 2023

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Our regular review series View from the Thoraxcenter, hosted by Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem and Dr Joost Daemen (Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) provides a critical analysis of the late-breaking and featured science results and spotlights impactful data. 


For a deeper look into the key clinical trial data revealed at ACC 23, Dr Harriette Van Spall (McMaster University, Hamilton, CA) interviews the principal investigators in her regular Late-Breaker Discussion Series


For short, concise coverage of the key data revealed, our accessible Expert Interviews were conducted with select faculty, focussing on the results, applicability and impact on future research. 

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View from the Thoraxcenter

In these concise episodes of View from the Thoraxcenter, Prof Nicolas Van Mieghem and Dr Joost Daemen (Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL) offer their thoughts on the top late-breaking trials that will be presented at ACC 2023. 

About the episode

ACC.23/WCC — Join Late-Breaker host, Dr Harriette Van Spall (McMaster University, CA) and investigator, Dr Amrita Mukhopadhyay (NYU School of Medicine, US) in their engaging discussion on the BETTER CARE-HF trial. 

The BETTER CARE-HF trial investigated the effectiveness of two electronic clinical decision support (CDS) tools to support prescribing proven therapies for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). 
The trial developed two targeted CDS tools and compared their effectiveness against usual care on the primary outcome of MRA prescribing. The trial included 1,859 patients who were randomized across >50 practices and 180 cardiologists. BETTER CARE-HF is the first study to directly compare the effectiveness of an alert and message to improve prescribing. 

Recorded remotely from Hamilton and New York, 2023. 

Faculty Biographies

Amrita Mukhopadhyay

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Harriette Van Spall

Harriette Van Spall

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of E-Health and Virtual Care

Dr Harriette Van Spall is an Associate Professor of Medicine and cardiologist and serves as Director of E-Health at McMaster University, Canada. She completed her medical and postgraduate clinical training at the University of Toronto and earned a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University, US. Dr Van Spall is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded clinical trialist and researcher with a focus on heart failure, health services, and health disparities.

She has garnered more than $4 million in research funding, has won several research awards, and has published her work in high-impact medical journals. She is an invited speaker, media correspondent, and editorial board member active in peer review at several high-impact medications journals and grant funding agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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