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News from ACC.17

April 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(2) Online First

News from ACC.17

This year’s ACC.17 was a very newsy meeting with good news for lipid lowering, and the first outcome study for the new PCSK9 inhibitors reporting. Studies also looked at extending the range of indications for new anticoagulant agents, while a study in the Bolivian Amazon has found a population with the least vascular ageing of any yet studied. The 66th Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) were held in Washington DC, USA, from March 17th–19th 2017....

April 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(2) Online First

News from the 9th BSH day for revalidation and training

Held on 2nd March 2017, the 9th British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) Training and Revalidation Day drew heart failure experts to London from around the UK. A superb series of talks addressed fields including the intersection of cardio-oncology and cardio-obstetric care, the role of the primary care heart failure specialist, and the approach to patients with advanced heart failure. Dr Simon Beggs reports on some of the highlights from a day that proved informative and enjoyable in equal measure. ...

April 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(2) Online First

News from the British Heart Valve Society

An imaginative programme addressing head-on challenging debates within the valve community was presented at the recent British Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting. Held at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, on 14th October 2016, the meeting attracted cardiologists, cardiologists in training, cardiac physiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and microbiologists. Margaret Loudon reports its highlights. ...

March 2017 Online First

Anticoagulation news

A roundup of the latest news in the area of anticoagulation....

March 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:15–16

In brief

Blood test predicts silent heart disease risk...

March 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:8

Book review: Echocardiography – a practical guide for reporting and interpretation

Editors: Helen Rimington and John B Chambers ...

March 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:20

Book review: Clinical handbook of cardiac electrophysiology

Editors: Benedict Glover and Pedro Brugada ...

Innovations in cardiorenal medicine

February 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:13 Online First

Innovations in cardiorenal medicine

Enhanced understanding of organ fibrosis and novel therapeutic targets were the focus of many presentations at last year’s 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum, held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, on 6th October 2016. Dr Richard Crawley reports on its highlights....

January 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:14 Online First

News from the BSH 19th Annual Autumn Meeting

A ‘paradigm shift’ in the treatment of heart failure created an atmosphere full of excitement at the 19th British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) Annual Autumn Meeting. Held in London from 24th–25th November 2016, Dr Matthew Kahn reports some of the highlights from the comprehensive and hugely educational programme....

December 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;24:41 Online First

News from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2016

There was good news about the safety of a COX2 inhibitor, reduced bleeding with an oral anticoagulant and atheroma regression with a PCSK9 inhibitor at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2016, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, from 12th–16th November 2016. We report on highlights from a few of the late-breaking clinical trials presented at the meeting, here and in our podcast online at www.bjcardio.co.uk/podcasts/...

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