Miguel A. Quiones, M.D.

To kick off our first issue of 2017, I'd like to wish all our readers a very happy and successful new year. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to another exciting year of delving into critical topics in cardiovascular medicine together. For the journal, 2017 will be a year of building on our core principles while finding new ways to expand and improve our content and the reader experience. We're eager share this journey with you.

As we enter our 13th year in publication, we look forward to continuing our commitment to provide quality comprehensive reviews in specific subject areas. We are very excited about the topics we have selected, which will include this issue on cardiac metabolism, followed by the latest in cardiac endocrinology, structural heart intervention, and women and heart disease. As always, we will publish novel cases that provide unique teaching points and interesting images representing the growing field of multimodality cardiovascular imaging. Since the journal's inception, our mission has been to provide a convenient, engaging source of the latest developments in cardiovascular medicine. We believe that physicians, health care workers, and trainees across the medical field benefit from a practical source of updates in cardiovascular medicine, and we will keep striving to exemplify that ideal.

Later this year, we are excited to reveal a new look for the journal. The print version will get a facelift with fresh imagery and design. One of these changes will include adding advertising in keeping with evolving industry standards. At the same time, we will launch a new and improved website that will provide access to all journal issues and engage our readership with greatly expanded content, including select videos relating to specific articles, interviews with authors and researchers, and editorials targeted to specific groups, such as the Clinical Perspectives column we introduced last year. We're particularly looking forward to new interactive features that will lead to deeper conversations between readers, authors, and our editorial team.

Education has been and will always be our greatest mission. We are eager to use our enhanced web presence to reach out to trainees and young physicians as they are the bright future of cardiovascular medicine. Readers can also look forward to expanded online CME opportunities and greater access to the vast resources of our partner at Houston Methodist, the DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training.

Last year we sent out a readership survey to get your perspectives on how we can better serve you. If you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey, it is available at journal.houstonmethodist.org. As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve your reader experience. Please feel free to send us your comments and ideas at mdcvjhoustonmethodist.org. I look forward to hearing from you as we aspire to make 2017 the journal's best year yet.