Excited that the article entitled “Increasing Awareness of Heart Transplantation Through Socially Engaged Art Practices From Selected Artists of MEDinART” has just been published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology; JACC:Case Reports.
Heart transplantation is a life-changing process with great impact in the personal and social life of the patient; it raises urgent questions about bodily integrity, personal identity, and the relationship between recipients and donors. The collaboration between contemporary artists, medical scientists, and patients may increase awareness of heart transplantation through socially engaged cultural practices. The article explores the personal, social, and medical perspectives of heart transplantation through the works of Helen Pynor, Peta Clancy, Andrew Carnie, Alexa Wright and John Wynne, who are also members of MEDinART, and highlights the significant role of science and art collaborations in the health care system.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact and represents one of the most widely read cardiovascular journal programs in the world. The JACC:Case Report is a multi-dimensional and open access journal that belongs to the JACC Family of Journals and aims to provide the best resources for cardiovascular investigators, clinicians and specialists at every professional stage.
Editors of JACC:Case Reports
Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD