New Criteria Give Guidance on Multimodal Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease
2018 Annual Report of CDT
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy is indexed in SCIE: The New Beginning
The book Acute Aortic Syndromes has been released
Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute Tall Rounds®: A Multidisciplinary Education Program Extends Its Reach
2017 Annual Report of CDT
The 16th Annual Meeting of Taiwan Association of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery will be held in Taipei on October 28 and 29, 2017.
CDT Annual Report 2016
AME Publishing Company successfully closed Series A funding of 4 million USD
CDT is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
Call for Papers Focused Issue: Advanced venous imaging and image-guided venous interventions
In 2015, there has been a significant increase of citations, and the journal has been indexed in Emering Sources Citation Index (ESCI) which is a new index in Web of Science and is launched by Thomson Reuters. Apart from the regular issues, CDT published two focused issues on salt reduction and Type 2 diabetes.
CDT Editorial members at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2015 was held at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA from October 4th to October 8th. Cardiovascu-lar Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) was exhibited in the booth AME Publishing Com-pany.
At the invitation of one of China’s largest and most sophisticated heart programs - the Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute of Guangdong General Hospital - Cleveland Clinic cardiovascular specialists have been sharing information on a variety of topics related to patient care and experience.
To offer a timely update on new mechanisms and putative therapeutic strategies to prevent cardiovascular disorders (CVD) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).
Lee: Where are you from and how did you come to study art? Could you tell me a bit about your studio practice? How do you begin to form an idea and end with a finished product? How do you merge the two ideas (neuroscience and art) together?
Guest Editors: Stephen J. Nicholls, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FACC, FESC, FAHA, FCSANZ; Yu Kataoka, MD.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2015 is to be held at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA from October 4th to October 8th.
Prominent physician investigators, including editorial board members, authors, and readers, who know the journal well, provided testimonial for CDT.
Our editorial board member Professor Eike Nagel, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC, MRCR has been appointed as Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging at Goethe University Frankfurt Germany.
During April 10th - 12th, 2015, the 17th South China International Congress of Cardiology was held in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, China
All of us as Cleveland Clinic’s Center for International Medical Education would like to wish you and your family a happy Chinese New Year.
Greetings from Dr. Paul Schoenhagen and the CDT Editorial Office.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity provided by Julia Buntaine, Editor-in-Chief of the journal SciArt in America, our journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) were able to share the Feature “Art and Medicine” with readers in the October issue of SciArt in America. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
The 56th American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting (ASTRO 2014) will take place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA from September 14th to 17th, 2014.
Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart is critical to the successful management of any cardiac disorders. Several imaging modalities are used to help cardiologists correctly diagnose these disorders and initiate the most appropriate form of treatment.
The CardioVascular Clinical Trialists Asia Forum (CVCT Asia Forum 2014) will be held from the 4 – 6 July 2014 at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore. The forum is endorsed by the Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiology and the Singapore Cardiac Society. The National University Heart Centre Singapore, Quintiles Real-World & Late Phase Research, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Therapy and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau have also lent their support behind the event, which is the premier meeting in Asia for medical professionals in the field of cardiology.
The editorial team of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) will attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Fiera Milano Congressi, Milano, Italy from May 10th-16th, 2014.
Our journal 'Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy', www.thecdt.org is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal in the field of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery.
The Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) is now indexed by PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC), two important and extensive biomedical digital databases, which means authors publishing in CDT will enjoy maximum exposure of their research. CDT would like to express sincere gratitude for the continued and vigorous support and contributions from all the authors, reviewers and readers.
The American Heart Association (AHA) Annual Scientific Sessions 2013 is to be held at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA from November 17th to November 19th.
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy is preparing a focus issue related to Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
The course will cover most aspects of molecular imaging including optical imaging, SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, ultrasound, combinations thereof, contrast agent chemistry, radiotracer development, preclinical imaging, regulatory, statistical, reimbursement, and logistical issues surrounding clinical translation, and state-of-the-art clinical imaging in cancer, heart disease, neurology, and other human conditions.
XXXIX Argentine Congress of Cardiology
October 18-20, 2013
Venue: “La Rural” Convention Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Our editorial board member Assistant Professor Wael AlJaroudi hasmoved from his position at the Cleveland Clinic to the AmericanUniversity of Beirut, Lebanon. In his new role, he will be Director ofthe Cardiovascular Fellowship program, establish and lead a CardiacMRI program, and help build a state of the art valvular program, inaddition to pursing his own research interests in multi-modalityimaging, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease and diastology.
The AHA scientific sessions is one of the largest scientific meeting in the field of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Over 22.000 total visitors, including 17.000 medical professionals from all over the world attended this year’s conference in Los Angeles. Over 4.000 presentations and more than 300 exhibitions were displayed, organized in seven cardiovascular cores. The following paragraphs summarize a few presentations noted by the author:
International Academy of Cardiology, 18th World Congress on Heart Disease, Annual Scientific Sessions 2013
Time: JULY 26-29, 2013
Venue: The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Early Registration Deadline: December 15, 2012
Abstract Deadline: February 21, 2013
Inquiries: Asher Kimchi, M.D., Congress Chairman
International Academy of Cardiology
PO Box 17659, Beverly Hills, CA 90209, USA.
Tel +1 (310) 657 8777; Fax +1 (310) 659 4781.
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2012 is awarded to the Chinese writer Mo Yan
In a recent publication the authors assess the human and economic costs of the climate change. The authors describe that climate change has already held back global development and state that inaction on climate change could be considered a leading global cause of death.
The ESC updated three of its guidelines, and released the new guidance during the ESC Congress held in Munich. These documents focus on the management of valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
Our editorial board member Professor Stephen Nicholls has moved from his position at the Cleveland Clinic to become the inaugural SAHMRI Heart Foundation Heart Disease Theme Leader at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia. In this role, he will establish and lead the cardiovascular research program, in addition to pursuing his own research interests of HDL functionality, atherosclerotic plaque imaging and clinical trials of novel cardioprotective therapies.
The Nature Publishing Index 2011 China — a supplement to the 24th May 2012 issue of Nature — provides a detailed assessment of the various research strengths of Chinese institutions and cities based on their output of research articles in Nature-branded primary research journals in 2011 (with 2010 and 2009 data included for comparison).
The premiere of a documentary film by the Ivorian Director IdrissDiabatedescribing the work of artist Francis Mbellawill take place in Paris on May 25, 2012. A painting of artist Francis Mbella has previously been shown in our series 'Arts-in-Medicine': http://www.amepc.org/cdt/post/view/quelque-part-dans-le-monde
The movie premiere will be available live as a simulcast on Scam's web media on http://www.scam.fr
Members of the editorial team of the journal attended the 2012 ACC meeting in Chicago, Illinois. At the booth of the journal in the Publisher Showcase Area of the exhibition the editorial team met many physicians from all over the world. More than 200 copies of the journal were distributed. We thank all these colleagues for their interest and encouragement and will follow up with them as discussed.
The booth showcased the journal http://www.amepc.org/cdt
, the large physician website www.dxy.cn
There was little time to visit the city of Chicago, which was sunny and relatively warm.
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Representatives from the editorial team of the journal will be attending the ACC meeting and will be available at the journals's booth in the publisher section of the exhibition halls (booth number: 1005). Just stop by to look at the print issues, talk to our team, or discuss specific topics. You can also contact us beforehand to schedule a meeting. E-mail us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Editorial Team
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
The editorial team of the journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy wishes you a Happy New Year and 恭喜发财 (a Happy Chinese New Year).
We wish that the journal will lead to new collaborations and friendships in the 龙年 (the Lunar Year of the Dragon) and in years to come.
The Editorial Team
Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
The feature Rapid Communication of Novel Concepts in the journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy is designed to provide a platform for the communication of such novel ideas. After a rapid review process, the editorial team will attempt to accompany the article by an authorative editorial, in order to outline the strengths and limitations of the concept. Fast on-line publication and distribution and feedback tools on the central web-site will allow initial communication and potential cooperation between investigators.
The first issue of the journal CDT is published (see content on website http://www.amepc.org/cdt/index), including a number of high-quality articles. The print issue will be available in December 2011.
The editorial team is working on the second issue, with a publication date in March 2012. While we already have a number of articles secured, there is still the chance for prospective authors to submit original or review articles with a deadline of Jan. 15 2012.
China is focusing its knowledge-based economic development efforts in the biomedical area. Chinese universities have long been highly centralized, but the government is attempting to break down bureaucratic barriers and provide greater incentives to support R&D and biotechnology commercialization. China’s National Development and Reform Commission initiated 20 venture capital funds in 2009, involving seven provincial governments. Biomedical innovation is a key target for these funds.
Another Chinese strategy involves encouraging the reverse migration of human capital from the United States. Beginning in the 1970s, thousands of native Chinese sought graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences in the U.S. In 2008, there were approximately 2,500 native Chinese life sciences faculty at U.S. universities, and 10 to 20 percent ofscientists at U.S. drug and biotech companies were native Chinese. China is targeting this diaspora of biomedical talent and providing opportunities that will encourage these workers to bring their skills and training home. Some have dubbed returning Chinese scientists “sea turtles.
FDA released a report containing immediate steps that can betaken to drive biomedical innovation, while improving the health of Americans.The report addresses concerns about the medical product development pipeline, one of the most pressing challenges facing the biomedical industries.
Release of the report, kicks off a new FDA-wide Innovation Initiative, which promises to redouble the agency’s efforts to encourage innovations that will promote public health as well as strengthen the American economy.
We are committed to continuing our dialogue with companies,innovators, patients, and other stakeholders to identify barriers to progress and better define what steps need to be taken to overcome any obstacles to innovation.
From U.S. Food and Drug Administration
In a just published study in the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (1), a group of authors from Mozambique, led by our editorial board member Dr. Ana Mocumbi (http://www.amepc.org/cdt/about/editorialTeam), examined the role of echocardiography in the management of endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF), which is a cardiomyopathy with high prevalence in sub-saharan Africa. In a small patient population, the authors demonstrate that most pathological abnormalities can be diagnosed by echocardiography allowing surgery in some cases.
While the study population is too small to justify definitive conclusions, the data demonstrates the importance for availability of echocardiography in endemic areas for EMF.
In a prior study, published in 2009 in the journal Circulation (2), some of the authors have described the role of echocardiography in the screening for rheumatic heart disease (RHD). In a large patient population of children from Mozambique, the authors describe that early case detection is vital in RHD in children to minimize the risk of advanced valvular heart disease. The data evaluated the currently utilized World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of subclinical RHD and conclude that adding morphological features to diagnostic criteria might have significant consequences in terms of case detection rates.
1. Mocumbi AO, Carrilho C, Sarathchandra P, Ferreira MB, Yacoub M, Burke M.Echocardiography accurately assesses the pathological abnormalities of chronic endomyocardial fibrosis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011;27:955-64.
2. Marijon E, Celermajer DS, Tafflet M, El-Haou S, Jani DN, Ferreira B, Mocumbi AO, Paquet C, Sidi D, Jouven X. Rheumatic heart disease screening by echocardiography: the inadequacy of World Health Organization criteria for optimizing the diagnosis of subclinical disease. Circulation. 2009;120:663-8
The journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) invites artists to submit artwork to our feature entitled Art and Medicine. We also encourage submission of manuscripts related to the role of art in medicine.
- Submission of artwork should include a high-resolution image of the work and a brief one-page description of the artist and the artwork including a ‘credit line’ (see examples on the website: http://www.amepc.org/index/index )
- Submission of artwork and manuscripts should follow the general guidelines of the journal, available on the website, http://www.amepc.org/cdt (Author Guidelines)
The primary goal of the journal CDT is to promote rapid exchange of scientific information related to cardiovascular care between clinicians and scientists worldwide and to become a globally respected source of up-to-date information about all aspects of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. Art and Medicine will be a permanent feature of the journal.
The General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/65/238 decided that the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases shall be held on 19 and 20 September 2011 in New York and that the high-level meeting shall address the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with a particular focus on developmental and other challenges and social and economic impacts, particularly for developing countries.
For more details, please visit http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/issues/ncdiseases.shtml
According to Prof. Michel Komajda, ESC President, "it has been a fantastic meeting with a record number of attending delegates and a tremendous amount of scientific news.”
The journal is encouraging potential authors to submit papers related to cardiovascular medicine and surgery by September 15th. These submissions will be considered for the inaugural issue of the journal. The best submissions will be published alongside a number of papers already promised by an international group of authors as follows:
For detailed type, style, format of manuscripts, please see author instructions on the website.
'Traditional Chinese Medicine' and 'Modern Cardiovascular Care'
In modern China, 'traditional Chinese' medicine and 'modern high-tech' medical care co-exist. Many patient seek both treatments either at different times in their medical history or simultaneous.
- Cardiovascular Disease and Global Climate Change
- Cardiovascular Disease and Lifestyle
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