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March 18th, 2011

Cardiology Training Around the World — A Survey

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A few months ago, we started a discussion on the Fellowship Training blog at CardioExchange about the differences in cardiology training around the world. Because the response we received was so enthusiastic, we decided to learn more about how different countries train their cardiologists. We have now created a short survey that we would like […]


February 7th, 2011

The Fellowship Training Blog Moves Into the Trenches

Andy and I would like to formally welcome John Ryan, who is a second year fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center, to the Fellowship Training blog at CardioExchange. John has already made several contributions to the blog. Many of you will remember his blogs at the AHA meeting, where he introduced us to […]


December 23rd, 2010

James De Lemos: Looking Back at 2010 and Ahead to 2011

To celebrate the holiday season, CardioExchange asked several of our contributors to choose the 3 most important cardiology-related events of the past year and to make 3 predictions for 2011. Looking back at 2010: ACGME releases new work hour rules. Although these new guidelines are not specifically focused on cardiology training, they promise to impact all cardiologists in […]


October 14th, 2010

Want to Blog with Other Fellows at the AHA?

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CardioExchange is looking for a few cardiology fellows who are planning to attend the AHA meeting on November 13-17 to blog at the meeting. If you’re interested, drop us a line. Let us know the dates that you plan to be at the meeting and any subspecialty or research interest that you might have. The only […]


September 13th, 2010

Fellowship Training Around the World

In the last of a series of posts from the ESC meetings, Susan Cheng offered some interesting insights into differences between the ESC and the large U.S. meetings such as AHA and ACC, including major differences in how research is funded and performed in countries outside the U.S. Comoderator Andy Kates and I started thinking […]


May 21st, 2010

The Perils of Multitasking

How often do you find yourself trying to do so many things at once that you either make, or come close to making, a mistake in patient care? In an article recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, nurses who were interrupted during medication administration were more likely to make a medication error. Is […]


April 6th, 2010

It’s springtime….that must mean it’s time for that speed dating game we call the fellowship match

Every year around this time I spend hours thinking about what qualities go into making a good fellow and, equally important, how to figure out if an applicant has these qualities. When we review applications, we have only a few pieces of objective information such as academic pedigree, board scores, and publications; the rest is highly subjective half-truths from the personal […]


March 8th, 2010

Cardiology in the Big Tent
Helping our fellows make the most of a national meeting

Click here to see this blog, originally posted on December 2, 2009.


February 17th, 2010

The Value of Statistical Modeling?

In this week’s “The Expert Is In” blog on CardioExchange, I interview Rodney Hayward about his very interesting and soon-to-be controversial paper just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rodney and his coauthors argue that the current lipid guidelines are misguided.  Specifically, the authors show that the NCEP ATP III guideline approach, in which lipid-lowering therapy targets specific goals, is […]


February 12th, 2010

Statins for Preventing CAD: Is It Better to Tailor Treatment or Treat to Target?

We welcome Rodney A. Hayward, MD, to this forum to talk about his recent article Optimizing Statin Treatment for Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease (Ann Intern Med 2010; 152:69), which was coauthored by Harlan Krumholz, MD, Editor of CardioExchange. James de Lemos, MD, asked Hayward some key questions. We encourage you to ask yours and […]