Media Alert: New JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Editor Begins Term with Innovative Features, Podcast

Contact: Dana Kauffman,, 202-375-6294

WASHINGTON (Jul 20, 2020) -

The JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology July issue will be the first issue under new Editor-in-Chief Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FACC, a physician scientist and director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. Under his editorship, the journal will introduce brand-new features emphasizing innovations in clinical electrophysiology and a bi-monthly podcast series of interviews with distinguished scientists in the field.

In the July issue Editor’s Page, Shivkumar highlights the novel sections that will be added to the journal, including “Innovations in Clinical Electrophysiology” and “Innovations in Basic/Translational Electrophysiology,” which will provide a unique forum to present cutting edge ideas. He also goes over the new components for trainees with a special article type “Global EP Rounds,” which will feature cell to bedside discussions by key international investigators about how scientific advances are applied to patient care.

The inaugural podcast series, “Conversations with Legends in Cardiac Electrophysiology”, features an exclusive interview with Douglas P. Zipes, MD, MACC, a distinguished consulting editor of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and one of the leading physician-scientists in clinical electrophysiology. During the podcast, Zipes discusses what drew him to cardiology and clinical electrophysiology, provides advice for junior trainees and talks about the challenges that lie ahead in the clinical electrophysiology field.

Launched in 2015, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology is a unique monthly subspecialty journal encompassing all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. 

Members of the media may listen to the podcast at the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology Multimedia Page.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at


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