Author + information
- Received October 2, 2018
- Revision received December 4, 2018
- Accepted December 30, 2018
- Published online March 4, 2019.
- Purvi Parwani, MBBSa,
- Andrew D. Choi, MDb,∗ (, )@AChoiHeart@purviparwani@DrMarthaGulati,
- Juan Lopez-Mattei, MDc,
- Samreen Raza, MDd,
- Tiffany Chen, MDe,
- Akhil Narang, MDf,
- Erin D. Michos, MD, MHSg,
- John P. Erwin III, MDh,
- Mamas A. Mamas, BM BCh, MA, DPhili and
- Martha Gulati, MDj
- aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University Health, Loma Linda, California
- bDepartments of Medicine and Radiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
- cDepartments of Cardiology and Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
- dThe Baylor Plano Heart Hospital, Plano, Texas
- eDepartment of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Heart & Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- fDepartment of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
- gDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- hDepartment of Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health/Texas A&M College of Medicine, Temple, Texas
- iKeele Cardiovascular Research Group, Center for Prognosis Research, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
- jDepartment of Cardiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Andrew D. Choi, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 4-417, Washington, DC 20037.
Cardiology professionals have used social media platforms such as Twitter to gain exposure to new research, network with experts, share opinions, and engage in scientific debates. The power of social media to communicate openly, with wide-reaching access worldwide, and at a rate faster than ever before makes it a formidable force and voice. However, evolving individual and institutional use has resulted in uncertainty for all parties on how to optimally advance this newer digital frontier. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to: 1) introduce the basics of social media usage (with the focus on Twitter); 2) provide perspective on best social media practices in academic and clinical cardiovascular medicine; and 3) present a vision for social media and the future of cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Parwani has served as a Social Media Consultant to the JACC Journals. Dr. Choi has served as the Social Media Editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Dr. Lopez-Mattei has served as a Social Media Co-Editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Narang has served as the Social Media Editor for the JACC Journals. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
Listen to this manuscript's audio summary by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Valentin Fuster on JACC.org.
- Received October 2, 2018.
- Revision received December 4, 2018.
- Accepted December 30, 2018.
- 2019 American College of Cardiology Foundation
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