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April 23rd, 2014

The Challenges of Early Career Cardiologists in Academic Medicine

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In a recent JACC paper co-authored by CardioExchange Editors John Ryan and Andy Kates, the challenges facing early career cardiologists in academic medicine are discussed. Ryan and Kates delve further into what these issues are and why addressing them is important. John Ryan: The physician-scientist serves an important role by bringing advances in research into the clinical arena. To […]


March 3rd, 2014

A New Approach for the Statin-Intolerant Patient?

Andy Kates wonders if a new type of individual patient trial can help to identify whether a patient’s myalgia is caused by statin use.


January 23rd, 2014

Prevention Guidelines in Practice: Vignette 2

This vignette is the second in our series “Making Sense of the New Prevention Guidelines — The View from Clinical Practice” A 45-year-old man sees you for cardiac risk assessment. His father died at age 42 from a myocardial infarction. He exercises regularly and feels he eats well. He does not smoke. His blood pressure is […]


December 23rd, 2013

Fellows: Want to Join the CardioExchange Case-Study Team?

CardioExchange editor Andy Kates is looking for fellows who would like to regularly present cases for presentation on CardioExchange. Each month we will feature an interesting patient vignette, submitted by a fellow, for open discussion. Cases can represent diagnostic dilemmas, management challenges, or just good, bread-and-butter cardiology. The goal is to engender lively discussion in the […]


December 5th, 2013

Hail Fellows, Well Met!

CardioExchange Fellowship Training moderator Andy Kates wants to know how Match Day went for you.


July 11th, 2012

Panel: How to Develop the Best Fellowship Application — Part II

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In this two-part post, the moderators of the Fellowship Training blog advise residents on everything from what not to say in the personal statement to whether you need to know your future career path.


July 6th, 2012

Panel: How to Develop the Best Fellowship Application — Part I

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In this two-part post, the moderators of the Fellowship Training blog advise residents on everything from what not to say in the personal statement to whether you need to know your future career path.


August 12th, 2011

The Third Year

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For most cardiology fellowships, the bulk of the clinical training is in the first two years. The third year is rather variable, with some fellows taking the time to get to level two certification in several of the subspecialties. Fellows going into interventional fellowships typically spend time in the catheterization lab to increase their skills. […]


June 30th, 2011

Advice for New Cardiology Fellows — Part 3: Subspecialization

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With July just around the corner and a new generation of cardiologists about to start their training, the CardioExchange editors have asked the fellowship moderators to share their advice about how to face this exciting new challenge. Our third and final installment of this series focuses on subspecialization.   Do fellows need to have an idea […]


June 23rd, 2011

Advice for New Cardiology Fellows — Part 2: Reading and Research

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With July just around the corner and a new generation of cardiologists about to start their training, the CardioExchange editors have asked the fellowship moderators to share their advice about how to face this exciting new challenge. We bring you that advice in a three-part series through the end of June. Part 2 focuses on […]