Cardiology Magazine — Winter 2013
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From The President

With the New Year comes some exciting new changes to Cardiology. Starting with this issue, the magazine moves to a quarterly publication schedule and will be mailed with CardioSource WorldNews. The overarching mission of the magazine — to serve as the voice of ACC members on hot topics in the cardiovascular arena — remains the same, but the hope is that the new quarterly schedule will allow for longer features on hot topics, profiles of ACC members and leaders, and more. Meanwhile, CardioSource WorldNews will serve as a forum for timely clinical news and discussions given its monthly publication schedule.

This first “Winter” issue provides a taste of what’s to come with a longer “Partners in Innovation” feature article on the unique and innovative partnership between MedStar and Million Hearts to incorporate Million Hearts’ ABCS into MedStar’s electronic health record system. As we prepare for the next stages of Meaningful Use, we could all learn a few things from this relationship. Also in this issue, we get a behind-the-curtain look at incoming Board of Governors Chair David May, MD, PhD, FACC, in what will be a standing “Meet Your Leaders” feature. Who knew he could cook? Finally, don’t miss the special feature highlighting the 10th Anniversary of the Cardiac Care Associate membership category. We hear from three cardiovascular care team members on some of the biggest accomplishments over the last decade, as well as what they consider to be the biggest benefits of ACC membership.

No “Winter” issue would be complete without a first-hand glimpse of the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session and Expo. This year’s theme of discovery to delivery has something for everyone. Check out the “must see” sessions for Fellows in Training, Practice Administrators, International members and the Cardiovascular Care Team. Also included, is information on social media and the ACC.13 eMeeting Planner App, convocation, Late- Breaking Clinical Trials, and the new slate of ACC leaders. I also look back on my presidential year in an interview with Cardiology editors.

I hope you enjoy this inaugural quarterly issue. Stay tuned for the next issue in May where you will also notice an updated look. In the meantime, your feedback on the new features and what you’d like to see as part of Cardiology moving forward is welcomed! Simply email

Happy New Year and hope to see you in San Francisco!

William A. Zoghbi, MD, FACC
ACC President