Circulation Online Only
March 21, 2000
Circulation is pleased to announce a new initiative in publishing: Circulation Online Only. In an effort to publish various types of articles more rapidly, we are looking to put the Internet to its highest and best use and take full advantage of electronic publication. Thus, we now have a section of our journal entitled Circulation Online Only. The articles to be published in this section will be identified, and when applicable, an abstract published, on the special page in the print journal differentiated by a red border. Each article that appears in Circulation Online Only is indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE, and PubMed. Each article will also appear in the Table of Contents on the cover, denoted by a red star, and in the Table of Contents within the journal, denoted by the letter e in front of the page number.
We will now present the following articles Online Only: Letters to the Editor, Book Reviews, Clinicopathological Conferences, and News. This will allow more rapid publication of these contributions and their presentation to the readership in a more timely manner.
In an effort to reduce the time required for the publication of manuscripts in Circulation and to keep the journal small in size and more readable, the Editors have decided to present most of the “Methods” portion of manuscripts published in Circulation as Online Only pages beginning in March 2000. This will allow us to save several pages in each issue of the printed journal and make it possible to move up in time manuscripts now waiting to be published. We shall monitor this effort closely and shall initially regard it as a temporary alteration in our publication method. However, if it is useful and worthwhile and does not detract from the printed journal, we shall adopt this procedure more permanently in the future.
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy
Domenico Corrado, MD; Guy Fontaine, MD; Frank I. Marcus, MD; William J. McKenna, MD; Andrea Nava, MD; Gaetano Thiene, MD; Thomas Wichter, MD; for the Study Group on Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy of the Working Groups on Myocardial and Pericardial Disease and Arrhythmias of the European Society of Cardiology and of the Scientific Council on Cardiomyopathies of the World Heart Federation
Abstract—Arrhythmogenic right ventricular (RV) dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a heart muscle disease characterized by peculiar RV involvement and electrical instability that precipitates ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. The purpose of the present consensus report of the Study Group of the European Society of Cardiology and the Scientific Council on Cardiomyopathies of the International Society and Federation of Cardiology is to review the considerable progress in our understanding of the etiopathogenesis, morbid anatomy, and clinical presentation of ARVD/C since it first was described in 1977. The present article focuses on important but still unanswered issues, mostly regarding risk stratification, clinical outcome, and management of affected patients. Because ARVD/C is relatively uncommon and any one center may have experience with only a few patients, an international registry is being established to accumulate information and enhance the numbers of patients that can be analyzed and thus answer pending questions. The registry also will facilitate pathological, molecular, and genetics research on the causes and pathogenesis of the ARVD/C. Furthermore, availability of an international database will enhance awareness of this largely unrecognized condition among the medical community. Physicians are encouraged to enroll patients in the International Registry of ARVD/C.(Circulation. 2000;101:e101-e106.)
Images in Cardiovascular Medicine
Etienne Delacretaz, MD; James M. Kirshenbaum, MD; Peter L. Friedman, MD, PhD(Circulation. 2000;101:e107–e108.)
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