CVIA Journal

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Category: Commentaries

Precision medicine vs medical Judgement

Precision medicine vs medical Judgement Author: Richard Conti, MD, MACC Some have suggested the term “Precision” medicine replace “Personalized” medicine. I don’t like either term and I’ll tell you why. What is Precision? The word Precision can be defined simply as reproducibility and does not necessarily mean that the diagnosis is accurate. Thus, if the […]

Some thoughts about Impact Factor and Journal editorials

Some thoughts about Impact Factor and Journal editorials Author: Richard C. Conti, MD, MACC Introduction As I reflect back on my time as an editor, I recall a few issues that bothered me relating to publications in medical journals, e.g. Impact factor and the relationship of editorials and self-citation on the impact factor and acceptance […]

Sudden Cardiac Death in Adult Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Sudden Cardiac Death in Adult Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Author: Richard C. Conti, MD, MACC Do Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Die Suddenly, yet Remain Stable? There are close to one half million patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) in the United States, so this is not a trivial issue. What is written […]

Hypertrophic “Obstructive” Cardiomyopathy: Role of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve

Hypertrophic “Obstructive” Cardiomyopathy: Role of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve Author: Richard Conti, MD, MACC If systolic anterior motion (SAM) of a redundant anterior  leaflet of  the  mitral  valve  is  combined with systolic thickening of an asymmetric septum, (ASH), a narrow outflow channel of the left ventricle is formed. This narrowed outflow channel […]

Editorial on the Development of a New Journal

Editorial on the Development of a New Journal Author: Conti, C. Richard Developing a new journal is not an easy task. I can think of four good reasons, and there are probably more. These reasons are as follows: Potential authors may be reluctant to send manuscripts to an unknown “new journal.” Potential authors may be […]

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Who Needs Them and Who Does Not?

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Who Needs Them and Who Does Not? Author: Conti, C. Richard Cardiologists who see patients on a general cardiology service are beginning to see an increasing number of patients who have received a primary prevention implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) but have never had it fire. There are additionally a number of patients […]

Editorial by the Founding Editor

Editorial by the Founding Editor Author: Hu, Dayi  When China opened its doors to the world 26 years ago, there were very few cardiology meetings organized in China with an international outlook. Shortly thereafter, in 1990, the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) held its inaugural meeting. In its first few years, the main […]

Heart Failure Treatment in the Future

A Clinician’s Commentary on Heart Failure Treatment in the Future Author: Conti, C. Richard Standard Therapy for Heart Failure Until now the principal focus of heart failure therapy has been on the sympathetic nervous system and the renin-angiotensin system. Beta blockade counters the unwanted effects of catecholamines on the myocardium as well as moderately reducing […]

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