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October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

News from ESC 2018: …and in VTE in the MARINER trial

The use of the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban in medically ill patients for 45 days following hospital discharge showed there was no significant difference between rivaroxaban and placebo for the primary efficacy end point: a composite of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) and VTE-related death in the MARINER (Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis after Hospitalization for Medical Illness) study....

October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

News from ESC 2018: Is it safe for women with heart disease to become pregnant?

“Usually”, appears to be the answer according to 10-year results from the Registry Of Pregnancy And Cardiac disease (ROPAC) a worldwide, prospective registry which was set up in 2007 by co-chairs Professor Roos-Hesselink (Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and Professor Roger Hall (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)....

News from the 10th British Society for Heart Failure Day for revalidation and training

October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25(4) Online First

News from the 10th British Society for Heart Failure Day for revalidation and training

‘All you need to know about heart failure – in one day’ was the promise of the 10th British Society for Heart Failure day for revalidation and training held on 19th June 2018 in Birmingham. The day provided a whistle-stop tour through the landscape of heart failure including drugs, devices, comorbidities, revascularisation and transplantation. Dr Andrew D’Silva reports some of the highlights....

October 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:135–7 Online First

European Society of Cardiology 2018 Congress in briefs

This year’s meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was held in Munich, Germany, from 25th–29th August 2018....

August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:95 Meeting report

HEART UK – Hot topics in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease

This year’s 32nd HEART UK Annual Medical and Scientific Conference reflects the current challenges and innovations within the lipid community. Whilst bringing variety to the programme with a number of hot topics, each area was skilfully explored by the speakers and audience bringing greater insight and direction to our management of cardiovascular disease. Jaqui Walker reports from the conference, held at the University of Warwick from July 4th–6th 2018....

August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:90–1 Meeting report

News from EuroPCR 2018

Consistently attracting over 11,000 delegates, EuroPCR remains one of the largest interventional meetings on the planet and this year’s packed programme did not disappoint, reports Dr Christopher Allen from this year’s meeting in Paris, France....

August 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:92 Meeting report

News from the BCS 2018

‘High performing teams’ was the theme for this year’s British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference 2018, held in Manchester in June. It was opened by Dr Sarah Clarke, in one of the last acts of her distinguished three years as BCS president. Dr Matthew Ryan reports the conference highlights....

June 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:52

General news

News from EHRA 2018 The annual congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), was recently held in Barcelona, Spain....

June 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:53

In brief

Osteoporosis drug may have CV benefits The osteoporosis drug alendronate was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, heart attack, and stroke according to a study in patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years....

News from the Cardiorenal Forum 12th Annual Scientific Meeting – Improving treatments in cardiorenal patients

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....

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