We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
About This Journal |

About This Journal FREE

Arch Surg. 2012;147(1):5. doi:10.1001/archsurg.147.1.5.
Text Size: A A A
Published online



Deputy Editors:

  • Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FCCM, Washington, DC

  • Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, Baltimore, Maryland

CME Section Editor:

  • Edward E. Cornwell III, MD, FCCM, Washington, DC

Resident’s Forum Section Editors:

  • Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Richard D. Schulick, MD, MBA, Baltimore, Maryland

Image of the Month Section Editor:

  • Carl E. Bredenberg, MD, Portland, Maine

Web Editor:

  • Michael E. Zenilman, MD, Bethesda, Maryland

Editorial Assistant:


  • Richard J. Bold, MD, Sacramento, California

  • L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Jo Buyske, MD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Sally E. Carty, MD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Diana L. Farmer, MD, San Francisco, California

  • Gerald M. Fried, MD, CM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Susan Galandiuk, MD, Louisville, Kentucky

  • James C. Hebert, MD, Burlington, Vermont

  • Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD, Los Angeles, California

  • David C. Linehan, MD, St Louis, Missouri

  • Charles D. Mabry, MD, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, Chicago, Illinois

  • Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, San Francisco, California

  • Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Sherry M. Wren, MD, Palo Alto, California


  • Edwin C. Jesudason, MBBChir, MA, FRCS(Paed), MD, Liverpool, England

  • Delawir Kahn, MBChB, FCS(SA), ChM(UCT), Cape Town, South Africa

  • Ismail M. Khalil, MD, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Jonathan B. Koea, MBChB, MD, FRACS, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Antoon E. Lerut, MD, FRCS, Leuven, Belgium

  • Jacques Marescaux, MD, FRCS, Strasbourg, France

  • Russell W. Strong, FRCS (Eng), FRACS, FRACDS, FRCS [Hon] (Edin), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Manuel Trias, MD, PhD, Barcelona, Spain

  • Desmond C. Winter, MB, FRCSI, MD, FRCS (Gen), Dublin, Ireland

  • Manabu Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan


  • Dean Lewis, MD, 1920-1940

  • Waltman Walters, MD, 1941-1942; 1946-1961

  • Lester Dragstedt, MD, 1943-1945

  • J. Garrett Allen, MD, 1962-1969

  • Richard Warren, MD, 1970-1976

  • Arthur Baue, MD, 1977-1988

  • Claude H. Organ Jr, MD, 1989-2004


  • Offices: 515 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654

  • Howard Bauchner, MD

  • Editor in Chief

  • Scientific Publications & Multimedia Applications

  • Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, MBA

  • Executive Editor, JAMA

  • Cheryl Iverson: Managing Editor

Editorial Processing Department

  • Department Director: Paula Glitman

  • Manuscript Editing Manager: Brenda Gregoline

  • Senior Manuscript Editors: Tracy Frey, Shannon L. Sparenga

  • Manuscript Editors: Miriam Y. Cintron, Paul Ruich

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager: Diane L. Cannon

  • Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinators: Vickey Golden, Connie L. Manno

  • Freelance Copy Editors and Copyreaders: Catherine A. Alden, Jan Clavey, Lisa M. Cluver, Mary Coerver-Connolly, Mary B. Corrado, Gillian Dickens, Laura King, Donna J. Thordsen, Caroline Woods

  • Editorial Assistant: Wanda Hill

Editorial Operations and Systems

  • Directors: Annette Flanagin, Larry Bryant, Elaine Williams

  • Managers and Staff: Lenette Gardner-Gullens, Monica Mungle, Delayna Brown, Fanny L. Brown, Paul Frank, Rachell Lozano, J.D. Neff, Gale Saulsberry

Scientific Publications & Multimedia Applications

  • Director, Administration: Marla A. Hall

  • Editorial Counsel: Joseph P. Thornton, JD

Scientific Online Resources

  • Director: Margaret Winker, MD

  • Electronic Media, Director, Development and Design: Michelle Kurzynski

  • Developers/Designers: Christopher Hastings, Peter Kim, Craig McCaffrey

  • Web Administrative Assistant: Reuben Rios


  • Senior Vice President and Publisher, Periodical Publications: Elizabeth A. Jones

  • Staff: Monica Smith

Advertising Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director: Jeffery J. Bonistalli

  • Manager: Kathy Russell

  • Staff: Mirna Monal

  • Sales Representative: Stacey McHugh

  • Assistant Publisher, Classified Advertising/Circulation Promotion: Geoffrey Flick

  • Manager: Thalia Moss

  • Staff: Tem Harrier, Susan J. Henning, Michelle Sharpe

  • Director, Marketing: Mark Thornbury

  • Staff: Nancy Bell

  • Reprint Communications

  • Manager: Susan Lovenberg

Circulation Print & Online Sales & Marketing

  • Director, Worldwide Sales: Vida Damijonaitis

  • Managers: Saskia Bolore, Gretchen Linder, Brian McCartney

  • Staff: Rebecca Haas, Christine Hearne, Irma Millie Lara, Maliya Scott

  • Marketing and Product Development

  • Director: Matt Herron

  • Managers: Rick Bell, Elizabeth Solaro

  • Staff: Millette Jackson-Bates, Sara Nicholson

Business Operations

  • Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Karl Elvin, Ryan Patella, Sue Sherrill, Brian Shields

  • Managers: David Antos, Chris Borden, Nicole Bossert, Suzanne J. Bukovsky, Debbie Camp, Lydia Cruz, Diane Darnell, Mary Ellen Johnston, Michael McGraw, Chris Meyer, Emily Mitchell, Sean O’Donnell, Sean Ohlson, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Denise Steinhauser, Stacy Tucker

  • Advertising and Production Services: Bernadette Bauer, Kim Boler, Rhonda Bailey Brown, Timothy Burke, Susan Chiara, Dan DeGroot, Euwanaha Joiner-Smith, Cindy Rendlen, Ellen Yoshihara

  • Circulation Services: Julie Burton, Michael Deegan, Donovan Hanson, Erin Hinchcliff, Geneine Van Someren

  • Composition and New Media: Gail Barrett, Regina Brownlee, Brenda Chandler-Grayer, Scott Curl, Amy Evers, Teri Hutchison, Mary Ann Kuranda, Joshua Lampinen, Fred Marshall, Patricia E. Panek, La'son Diggs Sledge, George Thomson

  • Graphics: Joe Amft, Maria Duda, Fred Furtner, Carolyn Hall, Maria Kowalkowski

  • Proofreading: Carol Joy Farrell, Daniel James, Judith A. Literskis, Teresa H. Omiotek


  • Director: Jann Ingmire

  • Staff: Cassie Brasseur, Jim Michalski


  • James L. Madara, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer

  • Bernard L. Hengesbaugh, Chief Operating Officer

All articles published, including editorials, letters, and book reviews, represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the American Medical Association, the Editorial Board, or the institution with which the author is affiliated, unless this is clearly specified.

©2012 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.