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April 2021

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)....

March 2021

Adrian Brady joins BJC editorial board

We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrian Brady to our editorial board....

February 2021

BJC and BSH announce partnership

We are delighted to announce a partnership between the British Journal of Cardiology (BJC) and the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH)....

February 2021 Meeting report

News from the BSH 23rd Annual Autumn Meeting: 2020 vision for heart failure

New perspectives in heart failure management and the development of the multidisciplinary workforce was the focus of the 23rd Annual Autumn Meeting of The British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) ‘2020 vision for heart failure’. Held on 26th–27th November 2020, the meeting was hosted for the first time in a virtual space, which resembled the traditional home of the conference, the QE II Centre in London. Dr Alexandra Abel reports selected highlights from the meeting....

January 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28(1)

Correspondence

Variations in surgical technique for permanent pacemaker implantation in West Midlands Dear Sirs, Around 34,000 permanent pacemakers are implanted in England annually.1 With an increasingly ageing population, the rate of implantation is rising at an estimated rate of 4.7% per decade.2 However, there are no standardised guidelines on the surgical techniques for permanent pacemaker insertion. This has led to variability in practice among cardiologists across the country....

December 2020

Women fare worse than men after severe heart attacks

Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new US research published in Circulation (DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.048015). In addition, women were more likely than men to be older and have a more complicated medical history at the time of their heart attacks....

December 2020

Dapagliflozin approved in the EU for heart failure

AstraZeneca’s sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2 inhibitor) dapagliflozin has been approved in the European Union (EU) for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in adults with and without type 2 diabetes....

December 2020

Urgent call for more heart failure nurses

The number of specialist heart failure nurses should be increased from one to four for every 100,000 people to meet the growing demand from a rising number of heart failure cases, according to a new report from the Alliance for Heart Failure....

December 2020

Professors Peter Sleight and Tony Gershlick

We report with great sadness, the deaths of two very distinguished cardiologists: Professors Peter Sleight (Oxford University) and Anthony (Tony) Gershlick (University of Leicester). Their contributions to cardiovascular medicine have been immense and they will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences go to their families and many friends and colleagues....

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