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The Year in Cardiology 2013

The Year in Cardiology series: the most recent advances in a nutshell for the readers of the European Heart Journal

Not only is the pace of change in cardiology faster than ever, but the scope of cardiology practice has widened and there are close interactions with other specialties. It is a real challenge to keep up to date with innovation, subspecialty developments in cardiology, rapid progress in basic, clinical and translational research, and new important ESC guidelines! It is essential for the busy clinician to know what may really change practice, now and in the future, and what may improve current management of patients with cardiovascular disease. 23,000 article downloads of last year’s “The Year in Cardiology 2012” are a highly convincing proof of concept for this format.

This European Heart Journal ‘Year in Cardiology’ review series comes from one of the most influential European Cardiovascular Country Societies – The German Cardiac Society. It provides expert insight into recent advances in key areas of cardiology, and a balanced perspective on how these may influence guidelines and patient management. The current series of reviews complement existing education activities and will cover different subspecialties such as Imaging, intervention, acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, as well as prevention, and heart failure. Contributors have been chosen not only for their depth of specialist knowledge and stature as leaders in their respective fields, but also for their ability to communicate clearly and put the new information into perspective. Each of the contributors will work with an appropriate subspecialty editor of the European Heart Journal. They will focus on what is important and what will impact on modern clinical cardiology. A year is a long time in cardiology, but the ‘Year in Cardiology’ is a short time to get right up to date!

The Year in Cardiology 2013

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Prevention: Stefan Gielen, Ulf Landmesser (EHJ Deputy Editor)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Imaging: Udo Sechtem, Oliver Gaemperli (EHJ Associate Editor Imaging)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Arrhythmia and pacing: Karl-Heinz Kuck, Gerhard Hindricks (EHJ Deputy Editor)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Coronary intervention: Raimund Erbel, William Wijns (EHJ Deputy Editor)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Acute coronary syndromes: Christian Hamm, Filippo Crea (EHJ Associate Editor ACS)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 – Valvular Heart disease: Eberhard Grube, Alec Vahanian (EHJ Associate Editor Valves)

The Year in Cardiology 2013 - Heart Failure: Georg Ertl, Frank Ruschitzka (EHJ Deputy Editor)


We would like to thank Susanne Bettina Dedecke (European Heart Journal) for her work on this feature.