In 2012, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging established a Best Paper Award in Cardiovascular Imaging to recognize outstanding contributions of our authors to the journal’s excellence. This award is granted to 2 papers each year. All original articles published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging in a given year are eligible for the award, which is selected by the editors based on the originality of the work as well as scientific or clinical impact. The 2 awards have been presented to the authors of 2 articles published in 2017. Nils Henrik Hansson, MD, PhD, of Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, for the article “Metoprolol Reduces Hemodynamic and Metabolic Overload in Asymptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Patients”. The editors believe that this is an excellent contribution that uses the power of quantitative multimodality imaging to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of the beneficial hemodynamic effects of left ventricular unloading in asymptomatic aortic stenosis. We expect that this finding may have important implications for the medical management of aortic stenosis. James A. Fallavollita, MD, of the University of Buffalo, for the article Denervated Myocardium is Preferentially Associated With Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. The edi- tors identified this as an outstanding contribution that provides unique supporting data validating the potential of a targeted positron emission tomography imaging agent of neuronal function for identifying patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy at risk for sudden cardiac death. We foresee this observation having excellent potential for guiding management and selection of patients that may benefit most from implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. XXX We hope our readership will join the editors in extending our warmest congratulations to these outstanding researchers and their work. Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD Editor Ravin Davidoff, MBBCh Senior Associate Editor (Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018;11:e007612. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.007612.) © 2018 American Heart Association, Inc. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging is available at http://circimaging.ahajournals.org DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.118.007612
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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