Understanding Social Media: Opportunities for Cardiovascular Medicine

Purvi Parwani, Andrew D. Choi*, Juan Lopez-Mattei, Samreen Raza, Tiffany Chen, Akhil Narang, Erin D. Michos, John P. Erwin, Mamas A. Mamas, Martha Gulati

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Cardiology professionals have used social media platforms such as Twitter to gain exposure to new research, network with experts, share opinions, and engage in scientific debates. The power of social media to communicate openly, with wide-reaching access worldwide, and at a rate faster than ever before makes it a formidable force and voice. However, evolving individual and institutional use has resulted in uncertainty for all parties on how to optimally advance this newer digital frontier. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to: 1) introduce the basics of social media usage (with the focus on Twitter); 2) provide perspective on best social media practices in academic and clinical cardiovascular medicine; and 3) present a vision for social media and the future of cardiovascular medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1093
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 12 2019


  • Cardiotwitter
  • Facebook
  • SoMe
  • Tweeting
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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