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ISSUE INTRO

The Burgeoning Field of Cardio-Oncology

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RECOGNITIONS

Barry H. Trachtenberg Leads Issue on Cardio-Oncology

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Heart Failure in Relation to Anthracyclines and Other Chemotherapies

Heart Failure in Relation to Tumor-Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies

The Role of Cardiovascular Imaging and Serum Biomarkers in Identifying Cardiotoxicity Related to Cancer Therapeutics

Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Cardiovascular Toxicities of Radiation Therapy

Electrophysiologic Complications in Cancer Patients

Vascular Toxicity in Patients with Cancer: Is There a Recipe to Clarify Treatment?

Future Directions in Cardio-Oncology

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do Not Pass Flow: Microvascular Obstruction on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance After Reinfarction Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 11, Issue 2 (2015)

Humanities Full Text

POET'S PEN

Appeal, in Three Downs

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Article Citation:

Ronald M. Legum. Appeal, in Three Downs. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal: April 2015, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 149.

doi: https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-11-2-149

Never go “no huddle” against eleven (hundred or thousand) hungry myocytes.
You can’t know the splay of the land.

John once turned off his hearing aids when I got to the “You MUST stop smoking!”
Only “Husky” vs Stihl, as worthiest, moved the chains.

Roger waited two hours (after driving five) to be asked, “Why are you here?”
We shared anger before finding hope.

Joan wondered when I, as others, would demand she lose weight; I did.
Her kindness led me to know: “once too alluring, now safe in size.”

Watch defensive signals. They are the keys to the play, the game, the life, the possibility of order restored.

—Ronald M. Legum, M.D.