Dr Simon Kennon appointed Editor-in-Chief of Interventional Cardiology Review (ICR)

March 2014, London - Interventional Cardiology Review today announces the appointment of Dr Simon Kennon to the position of Editor-in-Chief. [ www.icrjournal.com ]

Dr Kennon is an interventional cardiologist and Head of Structural Heart Disease and the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Programme at the London Chest Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London.He trained at Manchester University, St. Bartholomew's Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. His research interests relate to aortic valve and coronary interventions.

On his appointment, Dr Simon Kennon commented "I am delighted to take on the editorship of Interventional Cardiology Review. I hope that it will be viewed as a publication that is of real value to the coronary and structural interventional cardiology community".

"Papers in the journal are, and will remain, concise summaries of research data, providing clinical and practical information, written by experienced interventional cardiologists. In addition there will be a shift in the emphasis of the journal. Firstly, despite an expanding array of different technologies for every intervention, direct comparisons between them are few and far between. I will be asking authors to provide objective data and opinions on the important differences between technologies. Secondly, health economics is increasingly important in deciding which interventions should be undertaken and I will be asking authors to provide relevant health economic data where possible".

On the appointment, David Ramsey, Publishing Director at Radcliffe Cardiology, commented, "It gives us great pleasure to welcome Dr Kennon to the position of Editor in Chief - Interventional Cardiology Review (ICR). Dr Kennon is one of London's leading interventional cardiologists and I am sure that his guidance will be invaluable in assisting ICR in fulfilling its aims of providing trusted reviews of real educational and practical value for both the coronary and structural interventional cardiology community".