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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....

November 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:131–132

New NICE guidance and first nurse audit in heart failure

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline on the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in adults (NG108). It updates and replaces the last heart failure guidance published in April 2010....

November 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:131–132

European patient survey shows cancer-associated thrombosis

Blood clots are the second most common cause of preventable mortality in cancer patients. Approximately 4% to 20% of cancer patients experience venous thrombosis, an incidence four to five times higher than in the general population....

Preventing potentially fatal anaesthetic accidents

November 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:131–132

Preventing potentially fatal anaesthetic accidents

A new study, from the Global Capnography Project (GCAP) and published in the journal Anaesthesia (doi: 10.1111/anae.14426), has identified a need for middle and low-income countries to have access to capnography, a simple and life-saving method of monitoring a patient’s breathing, in operating theatres and in intensive care units....

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