Elsevier’s Journal of Electrocardiology names new Editor-in-Chief

Galen Wagner, MD, will begin in January.

Philadelphia, December 8, 2004 - Churchill Livingstone, an imprint of Elsevier, announces that Galen S. Wagner, MD, will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Electrocardiology as of January 1, 2005. Dr. Wagner succeeds Ronald H. Startt Selvester, MD, who successfully served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electrocardiology for a 20-year term.

Dr. Wagner is Director of the Duke Medical School Clinical Research Study Program and the Duke Cardiovascular Fellowship Society, and has been an active researcher in the field of electrocardiology for over 30 years. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Electrocardiology since 1985, and has served on the boards of Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, and American Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology. Dr. Wagner has published over 400 articles, and is the author of the 9th and 10th editions of Marriott's Practical Electrocardiology.

Journal of Electrocardiology is devoted exclusively to clinical and experimental studies of the electrical activities of the heart. It seeks to contribute significantly to the accuracy of diagnosis, prognosis and the effective treatment, prevention, or delay of heart disease. Editorial content includes electrocardiography, vectorcardiology, arrhythmias, membrane action potential, cardiac pacing, monitoring defibrillation, instrumentation, drug effects, and computer applications.

As the official Journal of the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology and the International Society of Electrocardiology, the Journal also brings readers the latest information emerging from the Society's task forces and publishes guidelines and position papers as they are adopted. Journal of Electrocardiology is included in Index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering Citation Index, Index to Scientific Reviews, and Science Citation Index.

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About the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology
The International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology is a professional medical society devoted to the advancement of electrocardiography through the application of computer methods. The Society has several goals and objectives, including sponsorship and organization of the conference, “Research and Technology Transfer in Computerized Electrocardiology”; promotion of research in the use of computer processing in electrocardiology; dissemination of research results through the conference and publication of its proceedings in supplemental issues of the Journal of Electrocardiology; promulgation of technology transfer by fostering collaborative links between research, industry, and medical practice; and development of innovative methods for communication and education relevant to the field of computerized electrocardiology.

About the International Society of Electrocardiology
The International Society of Electrocardiology is a professional medical society dedicated to promoting the advancement of the science of electrocardiology by facilitating the dissemination of new knowledge in electrocardiology; encouraging new research in the field; sponsoring International Congresses on Electrocardiology; assisting with satellite meetings related to electrocardiology by promoting meetings, lectures, discussions, seminars, conferences and by any other appropriate means.

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