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A Piece of My Mind
November 19, 2014

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
JAMA. 2014;312(19):1975-1976. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12223

I used to struggle with keeping track of all of those multicenter cardiovascular disease trials. With their long titles sprawling across the front pages of high-impact journals, I’ve been admittedly guilty of spending just as much time marveling at their witty acronym aliases as I did their outcomes. Eventually I would get around to the data—usually in an effort to answer some clinical query or to gain confidence in a medical decision. I’d try my best to commit them to memory, searching for applicability to my patient population and hoping that some scientist’s hard work in the garden would be appropriate to be served at my urban hospital table.

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