DALLAS, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association has set August for the premier of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, the fourth in a series of six new titles to be published under the banner of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The journals will be published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
David P. Faxon, M.D., has been named editor of the new journal. Faxon is director of strategic planning in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and chief of cardiology at West Roxbury (Mass.) Veterans Administration Hospital.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions fulfills the need for a prestigious journal devoted to this rapidly expanding field, according to Faxon.
"In the past, the most important papers in interventional cardiology appeared in general cardiology journals," Faxon said. "Today, at a time when at least 50 percent of cardiologists practice either invasive or interventional cardiology, clinicians and academicians need an excellent journal in this area."
The new journal's major objective will be to present the highest-quality original research from all areas of interventional cardiology - including coronary artery disease, such as angioplasty and stents; structural heart disease, including valvular and congenital heart disease; and vascular disease, including peripheral, aortic, renal and cerebral vascular disease.
"A priority will be placed on original research and on randomized trials and large registry studies that significantly advance the field," Faxon said.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions will also feature timely
reviews of cutting-edge advances, cardiac physiology and pathophysiology
relevant to clinical practice and expert viewpoints on current
controversies in interventional cardiology. Letters to the editors and
imaging and case studies will provide a unique forum for the
|SOURCE American Heart Association|
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