Editors’ Corner | Revving Up For the New Year
A new year brings a clean slate and fresh opportunities to work together as a community to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for all.
Where and how will this care be delivered? As home-based and retail-based care evolves and spreads, some of this care may well be delivered closer to a patient's home. This month's cover story looks at what's behind this re-engineering of care delivery and explores challenges and potential solutions. "The patient demand for convenience and accessibility, combined with innovative technology to leverage care delivery, are really driving this idea of providing more care in out-of-hospital settings," says interventional cardiologist Sanjay Gandhi, MD, MBA, FACC.
Also in this issue, hear from Richard A. Chazal, MD, MACC, and Adam DeJong, MA, MAACVPR, about what it took to deliver cardiovascular care both during and after Hurricane Ian hit their Fort Myers, FL, community this past September. They also share their lessons learned for ensuring continuity of care, including addressing the needs of hospital staff, during a natural disaster.
Also don't miss our feature article exploring what may be the hottest clinical topics and biggest issues spanning cardiology in the year ahead. Additionally, learn more about the top 10 health policy success stories from 2022 and don't miss the roundup of recent results and insights from real-world studies using data from ACC's NCDR registries.
In our regular Peripheral Matters column, Nkechi Ijioma, MD, FACC, gets us up to speed on thoracic outlet syndrome, while M. Chadi Alraies, MD, FACC, provides insights on weaning patients with cardiogenic shock off from mechanical circulatory support as part of Focus on Intervention, and Edward Chu, MD, FACC, reviews the current evidence for ablation in atrial fibrillation in Focus on EP.
Looking ahead, it's hard to believe that ACC.23/WCC is just weeks away – March 4 to 6 in New Orleans! Just prior to the New Year, the College announced the list of much-anticipated Late-Breaking Clinical Trials (LBCTs) and we're excited to give you a first look at the lineup in this issue.
You can start planning your program using the online program planner on ACCScientificSession.org, as well as explore abstracts, LBCTs and Featured Clinical research, Keynotes and more! Which LBCT do you expect will most affect your practice? Let us know on Twitter using @ACCinTouch and #CardiologyMag.
Enjoy this issue and welcome to 2023! As always, please send your thoughts and feedback to CardiologyEditor@acc.org.
Peter C. Block
John Gordon Harold
Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Vascular Medicine, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Acute Heart Failure
Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Telemedicine, Natural Disasters, ACC Advocacy, Aneurysm, Heart Failure, Innovation, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, ACC Annual Scientific Session, ACC23
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