Keeping up with research and social media in structural heart disease

Keeping up with the high volume of new research and information in structural heart disease can be difficult. Here are ways to use social media, journals and websites to stay on top of things.

 

Reference Managers

Reference managers help you keep research articles organised and easily accessible. Good managers also pull metadata (article title, authors etc) from Pubmed, access full-text pdfs through your university/institution’s proxy service, let you cite in word documents, and let you annotate/make notes as you read articles.

Find the DOI or PMID!

The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and PMID (Pubmed ID) are unique numbers given to every published article. Finding the DOI or PMID can help easily import articles into you reference manager.

Journal Aggregators

Journal aggregators help by combining abstracts  from multiple journals into one easy to read feed.

SHDA Website

SHDA posts all the videos from our symposiums online for you to watch free. You can browse these videos by:

You can keep up to date when new resources are added by following us on twitter or subscribing to the email newsletter (sign up in the sidebar on the right).

SHDA Research Updates

SHDA publishes a research update each month with brief summaries of the 3 most important articles from each specialty of cardiac surgery, cardiology, cardiac imaging, and peri-operative care. They’re designed to give you the most important info in a short amount of time. Check them out here.

SHDA Conference Summaries

SHDA also sends junior doctors, nurses & technicians to attend conferences & write summaries of the most important presentations. That way you don’t miss out on the latest info. You can view them here.

Small scholarships are often available to help support people to attend these conferences. If you’re interested in this, applications are posted online when available here.

Other Useful SHD Websites

There are lots of online websites with useful articles, talks and videos related to the structural heart disease. Here are some of the most popular:

Send Us Your Favourite Resources

If you know of or use any other resources that you find helpful please let us know by using the form below! We’ll update the page to include them or feature them on the website.

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About The Author

Michael Seco

Dr Michael Seco is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has research interests in minimally invasive adult cardiac surgical techniques, including robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and off-pump surgery. Dr Seco also builds and develops large scale databases used to perform clinical studies.

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