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September 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:79

Joint BACPR/BDA/PHNSG statement on nutrition and cardiovascular health post-COVID-19 pandemic

The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR), the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Public Health Nutrition Specialist Group (PHNSG) have issued a joint statement on nutrition and cardiovascular health post-COVID-19 pandemic. We publish the statement here in full....

August 2020

Free webinar: Restarting cardiology services in Scotland in the COVID-19 era

Restarting cardiology services in Scotland in the COVID-19 era Wednesday 16th September 2020 18.00–19.30pm BST (GMT+1)....

August 2020

Obituary: Dr Michael Schachter

We were shocked to hear the sad news of a dear friend passing away, Dr Michael Schachter (Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London) who has profoundly impacted the lives of many students, colleagues and patients. He was also a much-valued member of the BJC editorial board....

June 2020 Online First

COVID-19 bulletin 3: clinical practice in the pandemic

Welcome to the third of our COVID-19 bulletins, which we hope will help you filter the continual stream of information published in both the lay and specialist press. Our Bulletins aim to present aspects important for your practice. We have joined with the Cardiorenal Forum, the British Society for Heart Failure, the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section and other medical and nursing groups to achieve this....

June 2020

COVID-19 and diabetes

Expert group practical recommendations: management of diabetes in COVID-19 patients Data show that most people with COVID-19 have co-morbidities, the most prevalent of which are diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. People with these comorbidities have significantly worse outcomes. Studies have also shown that COVID-19 is associated with hyperglycaemia particularly in the elderly with type 2 diabetes....

June 2020

COVID-19 and cardiac rhythm management

BHRS video series ‘Living with COVID-challenges and benefits of changes’ is the title of a series of online videos from the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS). Professors Francisco Leyva (Consultant Cardiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and Aston University) and Mauro Biffi (Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Bologna, Italy) introduce this online video series from Radcliffe Cardiology https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/BHRS-2020-COVID-19....

June 2020

COVID-19 and cardiac rehabilitation

Joint BACPR/BCS/BHF statement on cardiac rehabilitation services The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR), the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have issued a joint position statement ‘Retention of cardiac rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic’. We publish here the statement in full....

June 2020

COVID-19 and smartphone apps

Which apps have been increasingly useful to clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic? The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has introduced many changes to the way in which healthcare is delivered. Many solutions to these changes have been explored through innovations in technology, such as through the use and development of apps that can be used on smartphones to aid clinicians in their delivery of healthcare (see table 1). As a medical student working as an acute care assistant at my local hospital, I have been able to witness first hand some of these changes, and discuss with practitioners which apps have been increasingly useful to them in this crisis....

May 2020

COVID-19 bulletin 2: clinical practice in the pandemic

Welcome to the second of our COVID-19 bulletins, which we hope will help you filter the continual stream of information published in both the lay and specialist press. Our Bulletins aim to present aspects important for your practice. We have joined with the Cardiorenal Forum, the British Society for Heart Failure, the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section and other medical and nursing groups to achieve this....

May 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:47–8

COVID-19 and immunology

COVID-19 and vaccine development Trials in progress...

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