Vincent's New Sense
From the teacher and on being taught, the NHSAH Council provides numerous educational opportunities in return for an apple. Your editor cannot resist reminding you when an apple fell out of tree and conked Bugs Bunny back to joust a knight from King Arthur's Court in a Knight Mare Hare episode. There is a similar episode without the apple when Bugs jousts Sir Pants-a-Lot of Drop Seat Manor in the Knights Must Fall episode whose ideas are borrowed from Mark Twain's fantastic work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Anyway, from Twain to MyLVAD we have a World Revolution and a Bright Study to keep us out of the dark. In our Featured Links Lecture, Nancy Blumenthal provides us a better means to enhance the evaluation, education and preparation of lung transplant candidates. This is an area with much needed progress to optimize outcomes for all in a fair and equitable manner. The NHSAH promises to simplify the education of our patients with a slide series in the classroom in the near future. This issue is replete to educate our patients with links to many resources.
Of Special Interest are the highlights from the AHA Scientific Sessions held in Los Angeles in November 2012 brilliantly orchestrated by Maryl Johnson.
It is hoped that this issue sparks renewed interest in education for our patients and ourselves with an unbiased quest to do the right thing for this New Year and the years to come. Otherwise, we could reduce it all down to a nuisance or simply a renewed sense.
Happy New Year
Vincent Valentine, MD