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What is a Cardiologist? A cardiologist is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

What is an F.A.C.C.? An F.A.C.C. is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Based on their outstanding credentials, achievements, and community contribution to cardiovascular medicine, physicians who are elected to fellowship can use F.A.C.C., Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as a professional designation. The strongest evidence of achievement for those who earn the F.A.C.C insignia comes from their peers. Letters of sponsorship from other F.A.C.C.s and medical school faculty attest to professional competence and commitment to excellence, and are necessary for election to Fellowship in the College. When accepting election to Fellowship in ACC, each physician pledges, "cooperation and loyalty to the attainment of the ideals" of the College, the most important of which is to promote excellence in cardiovascular care. Each year at ACC's Annual Scientific Session, newly appointed Fellows take part in the convocation ceremony honoring their new rank as F.A.C.C. and reaffirming the commitment to furthering optimal cardiovascular care. New Fellows receive their certificate of Fellowship and are officially recognized as Fellows of the College at the convocation ceremony. The American College of Cardiology offers Find a Cardiologist, an on-line listing of cardiovascular physician members in the United States and abroad. The College's Find a Cardiologist is intended for use by the general public to assist in locating cardiologists within a specific geographic region. All Find a Cardiologist data is self-reported and is not intended for use by organizations or individuals requiring credentialing verification.

A Closer Look at the Impacts of First Surgeon General's Report on Smoking: In 1964 the U.S. Surgeon General fundamentally changed the way Americans viewed tobacco when it released its report, "Smoking and Health," directly linking cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer, heart disease and other detrimental ailments. The historic report inspired in its wake increases in cigarette taxes, smoke-free air laws, educational media campaigns, marketing and sales restrictions, lawsuits, and cessation treatment programs. In a new 50th Anniversary report released today, the U.S. Surgeon General highlights the progress in tobacco control and prevention, while also showcasing new data on the continued health consequences of tobacco use. Get full coverage. Understand the report and the consequences of smoking with information available on

CARDIOSMART - A web portal built by cardiologists for patients

Patients should visit CardioSmart, the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology.  The mission of CardioSmart is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

Please take full advantage of the many features on by first creating a profile and customizing your experience. Don’t forget to download our medication reminder app and to sign up for our heart healthy text messaging. Search for CardioSmart events in your community under News and Events.

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