James De Lemos, MD

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June 25th, 2013

What Will We Count in 30 Years?

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From the perspective of today, cardiology 30 years ago was full of wrong ideas and practices. What will cardiology today look like in 30 years? In a paper published in the American Journal of Cardiology entitled “What We Counted,” Robert Rosenthal remembers practices that were once considered dogma but were later proven to be either incorrect […]


February 22nd, 2013

Persistent Chest Pain After Myopericarditis

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Five experts offer their perspectives on a perplexing case involving a young physician patient.


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 7th, 2012

New Algorithm for Patients with LBBB and Suspected MI

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John McEvoy reflects on the clinical scenario of selecting patients with left bundle-branch block and suspected MI for primary PCI — and on a new algorithm to help in the decision-making process. The authors who created the algorithm respond.


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.


May 29th, 2012

Two-Hour ADP Can Safely and Rapidly Discharge Low-Risk Patients

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John Ryan, Martin Than, and James de Lemos discuss Martin’s new study, which examines the use of an accelerated 2-hour diagnostic protocol to determine which patients with chest pain in the ED are low-risk and can be discharged early.


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 […]


June 16th, 2011

Advice for New Cardiology Fellows — Part 1: The Learning Curve

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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 1 focuses on […]