It has been my pleasure to serve as Editor-in-Chief during the relaunch of US Cardiology Review. Due to the efforts of an excellent editorial staff and the contributions from a number of dedicated authors and reviewers, the journal has made considerable strides to meet our mandate of providing timely and informative reviews and expert perspectives on current topics within the broad field of cardiovascular medicine. Cardiology practice continues to evolve rapidly within all of its subspecialties and the need for a format that provides current reviews of the topics impacted by the latest research is greater than ever. It has been our intent to direct these reviews to the clinicians who are faced with the challenge of providing the highest quality care to their patients and are perhaps overwhelmed by the rapid changes and the volume of published literature. Informative reviews that provide both detailed background information and timely updates of current research and clinical perspective are ideal tools for assisting the busy practitioner in their daily tasks of taking care of patients.
As I end my tenure as Editor-in-Chief, I wish to express my gratitude to the journal staff who do an amazing job of taking ideas and working with prospective authors to develop these ideas into outstanding manuscripts. I am especially grateful to the authors, many of whom are the leaders in their fields, who took the time to write the informative reviews that make the journal a success. I look forward to the work Dr Kalra and the Editorial Board will accomplish as they bring the journal to the next phase.