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TCM EDITORIAL POLICY Articles appearing in this journal are generally commissioned. Prospective authors who have not been asked to write should first approach the Editor in Chief, an Executive Editor, or the editorial office with a brief outline of the proposed article. The Editor in Chief will decide whether to commission the proposed article. Authors should note that all manuscripts are subject to peer review, and that commissioning does not automatically guarantee publication. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine is abstracted/ indexed in Current Contents, Science Citation Index, Reference Update, Excerpta Medica, and Current Awareness in Biological Sciences. Why wait for it to circulate? Read your own copy of If you share TCM with others at work, you know that what goes around doesn’t always come around. And if it does, articles are often dated or sometimes clipped. Why miss a single issue, or wait weeks to read one? By starting your personal subscription, you’ll be guaranteed to read each and every issue. TRENDS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE’s short reviews on “hot” topics can make a difference in your research and practice. Commissioned researchers and clinicians report on advances in cardiovascular medicine and its related areas. Use the business reply cards in this issue to order your personal subscription today—or call Elsevier Customer Service at (212) 633-3950, or fax (212) 633-3680. TRENDS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE (ISSN 10501738) is published in January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November (for post office use only: Volume 15, Issue 1 of 8) by Elsevier Inc. Personal subscriptions (8 issues starting with first issue published after payment is received): Personal price: USD 175 for all countries except Europe and Japan; JPY 20,800 for Japan; EUR 157 for European countries. 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