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August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:95 Meeting report

HEART UK – Hot topics in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease

This year’s 32nd HEART UK Annual Medical and Scientific Conference reflects the current challenges and innovations within the lipid community. Whilst bringing variety to the programme with a number of hot topics, each area was skilfully explored by the speakers and audience bringing greater insight and direction to our management of cardiovascular disease. Jaqui Walker reports from the conference, held at the University of Warwick from July 4th–6th 2018....

August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:90–1 Meeting report

News from EuroPCR 2018

Consistently attracting over 11,000 delegates, EuroPCR remains one of the largest interventional meetings on the planet and this year’s packed programme did not disappoint, reports Dr Christopher Allen from this year’s meeting in Paris, France....

August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:92 Meeting report

News from the BCS 2018

‘High performing teams’ was the theme for this year’s British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference 2018, held in Manchester in June. It was opened by Dr Sarah Clarke, in one of the last acts of her distinguished three years as BCS president. Dr Matthew Ryan reports the conference highlights....

June 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:52

General news

News from EHRA 2018 The annual congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), was recently held in Barcelona, Spain....

June 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:53

In brief

Osteoporosis drug may have CV benefits The osteoporosis drug alendronate was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, heart attack, and stroke according to a study in patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years....

March 2018 Meeting report

News from the Cardiorenal Forum 12th Annual Scientific Meeting – Improving treatments in cardiorenal patients

The advancement and quality improvement of treatments for cardiorenal patients was the focus of many presentations at the recent 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum, held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, on 13th October 2017.  Attracting a multidisciplinary audience, this successful meeting facilitates a cross-fertilisation of knowledge through its interactive discussion sessions and excellent speakers. Drs Fazlullah Wardak and Rosie Kalsi report its highlights....

March 2018

In brief

Calling all post-CCT cardiologists! Have your say in gender differences, life work balance and other important issues. Consultant cardiologist, Dr Shareen Jaijee (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London) is carrying out a Masters in Medical Leadership with Birkbeck University and the Royal College of Physicians studying gender, differences in perceptions and barriers at work, such as organisational support, work-life balance, professional satisfaction, career progression and attitudes to part-time work....

January 2018 Online First

News from the British Society for Heart Failure 2017

The recent British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 20th Annual Autumn Meeting took as its theme ‘Three decades of heart failure’. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the landmark CONSENSUS trial and celebrating the quantum leaps in heart failure management that followed, the meeting was held on 23rd–24th November 2017 in London. Dr Simon Beggs reports some of the highlights....

December 2017 Meeting report

Hyperkalaemia: who gets it, how frequent is it, what do I do and does it matter?

We are pleased to bring you a podcast from this year’s Cardiorenal Forum Annual Scientific Meeting, held in London on 13th October 2017. A highlight of the day’s proceedings included a lively and informative debate on hyperkalaemia – where abnormally high potassium levels are a major concern for many clinicians, particularrly nephrologists and cardiologists. The fear of causing hyperkaleamia is depriving many thousands of patients of appropriate treatment....

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:129

NICE publishes updated familial hypercholesterolaemia guidance

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its clinical guideline (CG71) on the identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)....

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