Archive for May, 2018

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Review

Jackson et al publish a useful paper on peripartum cardiomyopathy in Education section of  Heart (Jackson AM, Dalzell JR, Walker NL, et al. Heart 2018;104:779–786.)




Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging

Hirshfeld et al provide the comprehensive: CONSENSUS DOCUMENT 2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging: Best Practices for Safety and Effectiveness (

It covers differing cardiovascular imaging modalities, patient, prenatal, operator issues and provides checklists for procedures to minimize radiation dose.