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Blackwell publishing to launch new cardiology journal

Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Boston, MA - August 22, 2005 --Blackwell Publishing announced plans to launch a new journal, Congenital Heart Disease: Clinical Studies from Fetus to Adulthood starting in January 2006. This specialized, clinical journal will address the latest research developments in congenital heart disease in children and adults. This new journal highlights Blackwell's powerful medical publishing presence in the field of cardiology.

"Congenital heart disease is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defect," says Dr. Douglas Moodie, editor of Congenital Heart Disease . "The editorial mission of the journal is to better educate cardiologists, researchers, and nurses on the developments in this discipline. This in turn will help develop more effective treatments for patients with congenital heart disease."

Congenital Heart Disease will cover all specialized studies in this field, such as fetal, infant and child-based care, as well as adult care, and will explore the growth of technology in treatment for congenital heart disease. The journal will include clinical studies, invited editorials, state-of-the-art reviews, video clips, case reports, articles focusing on the history and development of congenital heart disease, and CME material.

"Blackwell is delighted to be partnering with an editor with such extensive experience in congenital heart disease," says Nigel Fletcher-Jones, PhD, Blackwell's Executive Vice President and Publishing Director. "With Dr. Moodie's editorial leadership, we're confident Congenital Heart Disease will quickly become a major, international, high-quality resource for adult and pediatric cardiologists."


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About the Editor
Dr. Douglas Moodie serves as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Ochsner For Children, and as a staff pediatric cardiologist specializing in Marfan syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Moodie formerly served as the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, and the Chairman of the Pediatric Division of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio . Following his Medical Degree, Dr. Moodie performed back-to-back residencies in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and received a Master of Science Degree in Pediatrics from The University of Minnesota.

About Blackwell Publishing
Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, partnering with more than 600 academic and professional societies. Blackwell publishes over 750 journals annually and, to date, has published close to 6,000 text and reference books, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects. The company remains independent with 900 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Singapore. Blackwell's mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term partnerships with clients to enhance learning, disseminate research, and improve the quality of professional practice. For more information on Blackwell Publishing, please visit or

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