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November 2021

HEART UK – Hypercholesterolaemia: familial or not?

Reflecting the times, HEART UK held its 34th Annual Medical and Scientific Conference virtually this year with sessions taking place over a number of days in July. Covering the latest developments within the lipid community, this year’s conference had a particular focus on how to reduce uncertainty surrounding the diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), including taking a look at current NHS initiatives working to speed up FH identification. In addition, the importance of lipoprotein (a) was revisited, including early data on some promising therapeutics to target this molecule. Dr Andreas Tridimas reports the highlights from the virtual meeting....

October 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:143

Correspondence: Burden of coronary heart disease in Nepal – current status

AdvertisementFor healthcare professionals only Burden of coronary heart disease in Nepal: current status Dear Sirs, As a part of an epidemiological shift from communicable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Nepal is facing a major burden of coronary heart disease (CHD).1,2 By 2025, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has pledged to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related mortality by … Continue reading Correspondence: Burden of coronary heart disease in Nepal – current status →...

September 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28(3)

Book review

Heart valve disease: a guide for patients Author: John Chambers Publisher: NSHI, 2021 ISBN: 978-1-907882-30-2 Price: £8.99 Order via the BHVS website: https://www.bhvs.org.uk/book/ ...

August 2021 Online First

BJC and HaemSTAR announce new partnership

We are delighted to announce a media partnership between the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) and HaemSTAR, which is a UK-wide network of passionate UK Clinical Haematology registrars....

July 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:118

Correspondence: Female medical students’ perspective on barriers to pursuing a career in cardiology

Female medical students’ perspective on barriers to pursuing a career in cardiology...

July 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:101

Correspondence: Evaluating the use of a mobile device for detection of atrial fibrillation in primary care

Evaluating the use of a mobile device for detection of atrial fibrillation in primary care...

June 2021

Freedom from failure campaign aims to raise awareness of heart failure

The British Journal of Cardiology is pleased to support the British Society of Heart Failure’s (BSH’s) important new campaign ‘Freedom from failure’. Its aim, according to the society, is to create "a movement to embed heart failure as a serious but treatable long-term condition into the consciousness of the public, policymakers and ultimately, healthcare systems"....

June 2021

Book review – Cutting it: real-life tales of general and vascular surgery

Author: Kevin Lafferty Publisher: Powerhouse Publications, 2021 ISBN: 978-1838349004 Price £7.73...

April 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:53

Dr John Pittard

We report, with great sadness that our friend, Dr John Pittard, has died peacefully at home after a long illness, borne with incredible courage....

March 2021

BJC and SCTS announce partnership

We are delighted to announce a partnership between the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) and the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS)....

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