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August 16, 2017

Insights For Early Career Professionals

My Early Career Experience With Chapter Engagement

By Kunal Gurav, MD, FACC, an Early Career cardiologist at JenCare in Atlanta, GA.

Fresh out of cardiology fellowship training, I joined an accountable care organization in Atlanta. Being part of a small and new group, I had a huge responsibility to establish my "network." ACC's Georgia Chapter felt like home away from home! Read More on

'Hearts Will Never Be Practical Until They Can Be Made Unbreakable'

By Nasrien E. Ibrahim, MD, FACC, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

A recent study suggested that elderly hospitalized patients treated by female physicians had lower mortality and readmissions compared to patients treated by male physicians. But why would that be? Read More on

Coding/Billing Corner – Patient Case: Stenting in NSTEMI With ACLS, Cardiogenic Shock, PCI

By Aneesh Pakala, MD; Jayanta Mukherjee, MD, FACC; and Dmitriy N. Feldman, MD, FACC, a member of ACC's Coding Task Force Committee. All three are members of the early career coding and billing editorial team.

A 65-year-old male patient presents to the emergency room with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Cardiology service is consulted for further management. The patient has a history of uncontrolled type II diabetes mellitus and uncontrolled hypertension. During his physical examination, he becomes pulseless. Patient is found to be in pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Read More on

Submit Your Science For the Young Investigator Awards

Apply for the chance to present your work at ACC.18 when you submit your research for the Young Investigator Awards Competition (YIA) by Sept. 11. First-place winners in each of three categories – Clinical Investigations, Basic and Translational Science, and Outcomes Research – will receive a grand prize of $2,000. All 18 finalists (six in each category) will receive up to $1,500 in travel expense reimbursement to present their work at the Annual Scientific Session next March in Orlando. The YIA Competition is open to physicians, scientists, medical students and other health care providers currently in residency or fellowship programs, or who are no more than three years out of training. Learn more.

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