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May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:50 Meeting report

Quick takes from ACC.19: The American College of Cardiology 68th Annual Scientific Sessions

The American College of Cardiology (ACC.19) Annual Scientific Sessions represents one of the most exalted venues for investigators to present the latest studies that could potentially impact cardiology practice. Held in New Orleans, US, from 16th – 18th March 2019, Drs Gerald Chi, Syed Hassan Abbas Kazmi and C Michael Gibson give their 'quick takes' from the meeting and summarise the main results from six landmark studies presented there: PARTNER 3, Evolut Low Risk, MOMENTUM 3, AUGUSTUS, COACT, and the Apple Heart Study....

May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:49

New infective endocarditis information card available

A new infective endocarditis information card is available to help healthcare professionals meet the latest guidance for this condition....

May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:52

In briefs

This new high-sensitivity troponin 1 assay (Vitros®, Ortho, pictured below) can deliver first troponin results in 15 minutes and can also identify low-risk patients who may be safely discharged. It is hoped it will help reduce the cost of care and alleviate the burden on hospital resources....

British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section Statement

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:9

British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section Statement

On behalf of the Committee of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section (BGS CV Section), we are delighted to announce that the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) is now an official journal of the Section and perfectly complements our affiliation to our main BGS journal “Age and Ageing”....

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:10

London begins NHS video consultations in cardiology

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is the first NHS Trust in the country to offer video consultations for cardiology patients so they get specialist advice without travelling to hospital....

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:10

New anticoagulant drug class in development

Data were recently presented on a new drug class, precision oral anticoagulants (PROACs) at the recent International Stroke Conference 2019, organised by the American Heart Association and held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA....

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:10

Guidelines for the safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia

The first nationally agreed guidelines on the safe practice of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) have been produced by The Association of Anaesthetists and the Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia. TIVA is the maintenance of general anaesthesia by an intravenous drug infusion rather than by more conventional, inhaled, anaesthetic drugs....

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:10

Cytokine removal in sepsis and endocarditis

A recent randomised, controlled pilot study has shown significant stabilisation of the cardiovascular system in patients suffering from septic shock when treated with CytoSorb®, a purification technology that uses biocompatible, highly porous polymer beads which act like sponges to actively remove harmful substances from the blood....

February 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:12

In brief

Non-inferior cardiovascular outcome for DPP-4 inhibitor Results from the CAROLINA cardiovascular outcome study show that the DPP-4 inhibitor linagliptin (Trajenta®, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly) is non-inferior to the sulphonylurea glimepiride in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk. The study met its primary end point – defined as the non-inferiority … Continue reading In brief →...

December 2018 Online First

Cardiorenal Forum 2018: Updates and progress in cardiorenal medicine

This year’s fascinating and thought-provoking 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum brought together experts from the closely linked specialties of nephrology, cardiology and diabetes. Held in London on 5th October 2018, the meeting addressed a multidisciplinary audience and covered a variety of subjects, from recently updated guidelines to recently published trials and intriguing case-based discussion. Dr Panagiota Mitropoulou reports on its highlights....

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