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ACC.

18AbstractSubmissionInstructions

EnteringAbstractInformation

A. Title
1. Donotbold,italicize,underline,superscriptorsubscriptanyitemsinthetitle.
2. Donotincludeauthorsinthetitle.Ifyouenterauthorsinthetitle,theywillberemoved.
3. Donotincludeinstitutionsinthetitle.Ifyouenterinstitutionsinthetitle,theywillberemoved.
4. DonotusetheEnterbuttoninyourtitle.Thisactionwilladdhardreturns,whicharenot
allowed.
5. Capitalizethefirstletterofallmajorwordsinthetitleaswellasarticlesandconjunctionsoffour
lettersormore.
6. Itisnotnecessarytocapitalizeprepositionsfourlettersorlongerinheadings.
7. Donotuseabbreviationsinthetitle.Abbreviationsmaybeusedintheabstractbody
8. Donotendthetitlewithaperiod.
9. Ifthetitlecontainsmorethanonestatement,useonlyonespaceafteraperiodorcolon.
10. Donotuseacommabeforeandinaseries.
11. Useacommafornumber1,000andabove.
12. Substituteacolonforadash/hyphenexceptwhenusingprefixes.
13. Donotusequotationmarksinatitle.
14. HyphenatethefirstprefixwordwhenthereismorethanoneprefixwordusedsuchasNonAnti...
15. FormoreinformationabouttitleguidelinesseetheStyleandEditingGuidelinesattheendofthis
document.

B. AbstractCategories

Submitanabstracttooneofthefollowingcategories,basedontheareaofresearch.Abstractssubmittedtoa
categorythatdonotmatchthesubjectmatteroftheabstractmaybegivenalowscorefromreviewers.

1. AcuteandStableIschemicHeartDisease:Basic
2. AcuteandStableIschemicHeartDisease:Clinical
3. AcuteandStableIschemicHeartDisease:Therapy
4. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:Basic
5. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:Devices
6. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:Other
7. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:SportsandExercise
8. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:Supraventricular/VentricularArrhythmias
9. CongenitalHeartDisease:Adult
10. CongenitalHeartDisease:Pediatric
11. CongenitalHeartDisease:Therapy
12. HeartFailureandCardiomyopathies:Basic
13. HeartFailureandCardiomyopathies:Clinical
14. HeartFailureandCardiomyopathies:Therapy
15. InterventionalCardiology:ACS/AMI/HemodynamicsandPharmacology
16. InterventionalCardiology:AngiographyandInterventionalCT/MR
17. InterventionalCardiology:AorticValveDisease

18. InterventionalCardiology:CarotidandEndovascularIntervention
19. InterventionalCardiology:ComplexPatients/Comorbidities
20. InterventionalCardiology:CoronaryIntervention:CTO
21. InterventionalCardiology:CoronaryIntervention:Devices
22. InterventionalCardiology:CoronaryIntervention:LeftMain,Multivessel,Bifurcation
23. InterventionalCardiology:IVUSandIntravascularPhysiology
24. InterventionalCardiology:MitralandStructuralHeartDisease
25. InterventionalCardiology:TranslationandPreclinicalResearch
26. InterventionalCardiology:VascularAccessandComplications
27. NonInvasiveImaging:CT/Multimodality,Angiography,andNonCTAngiography
28. NonInvasiveImaging:Echo
29. NonInvasiveImaging:MR
30. NonInvasiveImaging:Nuclear
31. NonInvasiveImaging:SportsandExercise
32. Prevention:Clinical
33. Prevention:Hypertension
34. Prevention:Rehabilitation
35. PulmonaryHypertensionandVenousThromboembolicDisease
36. ValvularHeartDisease:Clinical
37. ValvularHeartDisease:Therapy
38. VascularMedicine:Basic
39. VascularMedicine:EndovascularTherapy
40. VascularMedicine:NonCoronaryArterialDisease
41. VascularMedicine:VenousDisease
42. SpecialTopics:EducationandTraining
43. SpecialTopics:SharedDecisionMaking

AbstractswithaSportsandExercisefocusmaybesubmittedintooneoftwocategories:

7. ArrhythmiasandClinicalEP:SportsandExercise
31. NonInvasiveImaging:SportsandExercise

C. Keywords

1. Selectuptothreekeywords.
2. Onlyonekeywordisrequired.
3. Leaveunused/unneededkeywordfieldsblank.
4. Donotenterthesamekeywordmorethanonce.

D. InstitutionsandAuthors(ResponsibleInstitutions)

1. Listthecompletenameincludingafullfirstnameandinitials.Multiplewordfirstnamesshouldbe
placedintheFirstNamefield.
2. PleaseuseEnglishcharacterswhenenteringnamesandeliminateanynonEnglishcharacterssuch
astildesandumlauts.
3. Donotincludetitle,degrees,orsuffixintheLastNamefield.
4. DonotentermorethanoneauthorineachFirstNameorLastNamefield.Ifthisisdone,you
willbecontactedtocorrectthisentry.

5. Ifmorethanoneabstractissubmitted,pleasespellauthorsinexactlythesamemanner.Thisis
importantwhenindexingallauthorsintheonline/mobileprogramplannersystems.
6. Usetheauthorgroupfieldonlyforthenameofaninvestigatingteam.Thisistypicallysomething
likeInvestigatorsforACC.Donotusetheauthorgrouptolistindividualauthors.Ifthisisdone,
youwillbecontactedtocorrectthisentry.AuthorsenteredasanAuthorGroupwillnotbelisted
intheauthorindexoftheonsiteprograms.
7. Theauthororderistheorderthatauthorswillbelistedinpublicationsiftheabstractisselected
forpresentation.
8. Thecontactinformationisnotusedaspartoftheinstitutionslistedinanyabstractpublication.
Institutionsareenteredinaseparatearea.
9. Thesubmittingauthorwillbenotifiedabouttheoutcomeofthereviewandselectionprocess.

E. Abstract(ImportantIssues)

1. AbstractsMUSTconformtospecificsizelimitsortheywillremaininanincompletestatusandwill
notbereviewed.Yourabstractmaynotcontainmorethan1,900characters,notincludingspaces.
Agraphic,oratablecreatedwiththetablegenerator,equals600charactersandisincludedas
partofthe1,900characterlimit.
2. UsethestandardTimesNewRomanfontfortextandSymbolfontforsymbols(DONOTUSEA
THIRDPARTYSYMBOLFONT!);anyotherfontswillnotbeaccepted.Setalltextasflushleft,
unjustified,andwrappingtextasyoutype.DoNOTplacehardreturnsattheendofeachline.

AbstractBody/Text

1. Youmaytypethebodyoftheabstractdirectlyintothespaceprovidedfortheabstractbody.
Uploadgraphicsorimagesseparately.
2. Youmayusefiveuniqueabbreviationsinthebodyoftheabstract.Spelloutthecompletephrase
followedbytheabbreviationinparenthesesthefirsttimetheabbreviationisused.Abbreviations
arenotallowedinthetitleoftheabstract.
3. Donotincludethetitleintheabstractbody.ThetitlewillbecollectedintheTitleSection.
4. Donotincludeauthorsandinstitutionsintheabstractbody.Thisdatawillbecollectedinthe
AuthorSection.
5. Theabstractmustbepresentedinthefollowingsequence,usingtheheadingslisted:
Background:Inaninitialparagraph,providerelevantinformationregardingthebackgroundand
purposeofthestudy,preferablyinnomorethanoneortwosentences.
Methods:Brieflystatethemethodsused.
Results:Summarizetheresultsinsufficientdetailtosupporttheconclusions.
Conclusion:Statetheconclusionsreached.Itisnotsatisfactorytostatetheresultswillbe
discussed.
6. Pleaseproofreadcarefullyforfactual,spelling,andsizeerrors.Ifaccepted,theabstractwillbe
publishedexactlyasitappearsontheonlinesubmissionsystemconfirmationpage.

ClinicalImplications

1. Inacouplesentences,statethemainclinicalimplications(orsignificance)ofyourstudy.
2. ThisinformationmaybeusedasdiscussionpointsineducationalactivitiesatACC.18.

Tables

1. Youmayincludeanimageofatablethatyoucanuploadoryoucancreateitonlineusingthetable
generator.
2. Itisrecommendedthatyoucreatethetableinyourwordprocessor,thensaveanimageofitto
upload.Tablegenerationinawordprocessorismucheasiertoaccomplishthanusingthetable
generator.
3. Worddocumentscannolongerbeuploadedtothesubmissionsite,soanytablesorgraphsyoucreate
willneedtobesavedasanimageanduploadedbyusingtheAddanImagebuttonontheAbstract
tabofthesubmissionsite.
4. Atableequals600charactersandisincludedaspartofthe1,900characterlimit.

Graphics

1. Graphicsshouldbehighresolutionandhaveafiletypeofgif,jpg,orjpeg.Eventhoughthe
abstractsystemmayallowyoutouploadagraphicwithadifferentfiletypethosegraphicswillnotbe
reviewedorreproducediftheabstractisselected.
2. Pleasekeepinmindthatlargeand/orcomplexgraphicsmaynotbereadableinprintorelectronic
formats.
3. Thereshouldbenowhitespaceorborderaroundthegraphic.
4. Agraphicequals600charactersandisincludedaspartofthe1,900characterlimit.

WhenIsaSubmissionConsideredComplete?

Submissioniscompleteandreadyforsubmissionwhen,intheReviewMyWorksection,youseethewords
Thissubmissioniscomplete.Itisonlysubmittedtoreviewersafterthedeadlinedate.Youmayupdateor
makechangestoyourabstractupuntil11:59p.m.ESTonTuesday,October10,2017.Thedateyour
submissionwaslasteditedmaybefoundintheReviewMyWorkSectionnexttothewordsCurrent
Date/Time.Thiswillchangeeachtimetherehasbeenanalteration.

Revisions

Revisionstoyoursubmissioncanbemadeuntilthedatelistedabove.Nochangeswillbeacceptedafterthis
date.Thisincludesaddingauthorstoyourauthorblock.Ifanychangesaremadepriortothedeadline,you
mustselectReviewMyWorkfromthemenuontheleft.MakecertainthatyouseethewordsThis
submissioniscomplete.

ChangingPresentingAuthors

Ifyourabstractisselectedforpresentation,youmaychangethepresentingauthortoanyauthorlistedon
yourabstract.Youmaynotchangethepresentingauthortosomeonewhoisnotlistedonyoursubmissionand
youmaynotaddauthorsafterthesubmissiondeadline.Presentingauthorchangescanbemadeupuntil
ACC.18.However,ifyouwouldlikethesechangestobereflectedinthepublishedversionofyourabstract,you
mustnotifyRobinYoung(ryoung@acc.org)bynolaterthanTuesday,January2,2018.

Disposition/NotificationofAcceptance

YouwillbesentanotificationwiththestatusofyoursubmissionviaemailtheweekofDecember15,2017.
AuthorscanalsocheckthestatusoftheirsubmissionsbyvisitingtheACC.18siteandloggingintotheir
accounts.

Withdrawals

Towithdrawasubmittedabstract,writtennotificationmustbesenttoryoung@acc.org.Thisnotificationmust
includethetitle,authorsandaffiliations(assubmitted),thecontrolnumber,andthename,affiliation,phone,
faxandemailofthesubmitter.Werecommendusingthesummarypageaspartofthisnotification.
Inorderforanacceptedabstracttobewithdrawnandnotappearinpublications,notificationmustbe
receivedbyFriday,January12,2018.

FeeScheduleforPresenters

1. Thereisa$39(USD)nonrefundableprocessingfeeforeachabstractsubmitted,payableonlinebycredit
cardonly.
2. Ifapersonisbothanabstractpresenterandaninvitedspeaker,theregistrationfeeiswaived.

StyleandEditingGuidelines

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