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The British Journal
of Cardiology

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2008, Volume 15, Issue 04, pages 169-216

EDITORIAL
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:177–8

Amyloid heart disease – the continuing enigma

Amyloid heart disease is comparatively rare, frequently missed and often mimics other clinical conditions. It often carries a very poor prognosis. Nonetheless, healthcare professionals should

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EDITORIAL
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:179–80

Cost-effectiveness and use of natriuretic peptides in clinical practice – do we have enough evidence yet?

Clinicians find heart failure difficult to diagnose.1 Confirmation of left ventricular dysfunction (systolic or diastolic) is only possible by cardiac imaging. Recent European Society of

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EDITORIAL
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:183-84

Angina – more of a chronic problem than clinicians think

Managing patients with the various manifestations of coronary heart disease keeps cardiologists busy, whether in out-patients, the cardiac catheter lab or the coronary care unit.

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NEWS
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:185-88

News

General news from the world of

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NEWS
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:189

Controversies in cardiovascular care

The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) teamed up with the South East Wales Cardiac Network for the first joint regional meeting of the Society. ‘Controversies

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NEWS
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:191–4

New data highlight burden of sub-optimal management of angina

New data gathered via a survey undertaken on behalf of the British Cardiac Patients Association (BCPA) confirm not only that angina itself has an adverse

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OBLIQUE VIEW
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:196–7

The right stuff

We continue our series in which Consultant Interventionist Dr Michael Norell takes a sideways look at life in the cath lab…and beyond. In this column,

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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:199-204–6

Cost-consequences analysis of natriuretic peptide assays to refute symptomatic heart failure in primary care

In primary care, the significant burden of heart failure is exacerbated by problematic, inaccurate diagnosis that may produce inefficient triaging of patients to echocardiography. UK

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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:205–9

Efficacy of ezetimibe and future role in the management of refractory hyperlipidaemia in high-risk patients

A clinical audit of ezetimibe in the treatment of refractory hyperlipidaemia was conducted in 100 high-risk patients who failed to achieve desirable levels of total

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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:210-14

Clinical experience with prolonged-release nicotinic acid in statin-treated patients managed in Ireland

Nicotinic acid (for treatment of low high-density lipoprotein [HDL]) combined with a statin has been shown previously to improve cardiovascular outcomes. To evaluate tolerability and

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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Br J Cardiol 2008;15:215-6

Syncope: role of CMR in evaluating the aetiology in a patient with dual pathology

We present a case in which the use of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) allowed the full pathology underlying syncope to be

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