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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)....

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:129

REDUCE shows non-inferiority of short versus long DAPT in acute coronary syndrome

Results from the REDUCE trial presented at the 29th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium in Denver, USA, provide new insights into the optimal treatment of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) using a dual-therapy stent....

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:130

Primary Care Cardiovascular Society announces its relaunch

Kathryn E Griffith (Secretary of the PCCS and Cardiovascular Lead for the Vale of York CCG) writes about the newly formed Primary Care Cardiovascular Society....

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:130

New series on insights from the Bradford Healthy Hearts project

We are delighted to announce a new series for 2018 on the award-winning Bradford Healthy Hearts Project. This collaborative improvement programme, which involves primary care, secondary care, public health and commissioning, was inspired by failure… in that Bradford, compared to the rest of England and Wales, had an unenviably poor record in terms of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. The project was delivered mainly in primary care and was based on three streams of work covering atrial fibrillation, hypertension and lipid management. ...

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:136 Meeting report

Cholesterol – a problem solved?

The 31st HEART UK Annual Medical and Scientific Conference took place at the University of Warwick from 5th – 7th July 2017. This year’s conference focused on cholesterol management in the future and reflected the current period of change in health care delivery and expectation. Jaqui Walker reports the meeting’s highlights....

November 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:135

New test hopes to boost med school recruitment

A new advisory careers test has been designed with the aim of transforming the recruitment of potential doctors. It is hoped the test will address the shortage of GPs and emergency doctors in the NHS, and give pupils from all backgrounds equal opportunities. Historically state sector students have been at a disadvantage over private school pupils....

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