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March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:10


With sadness, we report the recent deaths of two major figures in the world of cardiology, Professors Lionel Opie and Desmond Julian. We pass on our sincere condolences to their families and relatives....

March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:15–7 Meeting report

BSH: Improving quality and reducing inequality in heart failure

The popular annual autumn meeting of the British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) boasted a line-up of internationally recognised authorities in heart failure. Held in London on 28th–29th November 2019, the meeting’s focus was on improving quality and reducing inequality. Drs Sanjay S Bhandari and Daniel CS Chan report its highlights....

March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:23

Book review – Practical cardio-oncology

Editor: Susan F Dent Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2019 ISBN: 9781138296961 Price: £77 Cardio-oncology is a new and rapidly developing subspecialty bringing together cardiologists and oncologists to improve the cardiac care of cancer patients. While the evidence base continues to develop, there is a pressing need for practical guidance on how to manage cardio-oncology patients on a day-to-day basis. This is the strength of Dr Susan Dent’s Practical cardio-oncology book....

March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:26

Correspondence – Comparison of right radial artery pathway with left radial and femoral pathway on left internal mammalian artery imaging

Dear Sirs, The BJC recently published a valuable article demonstrating that the right radial pathway can be used to display the left internal mammalian artery (LIMA).1...

March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:18

In brief

In our in briefs this issue we cover: Tafamidis – a new treatment for amyloidosis; the NICE recommendation of patiromer for hyperkalaemia; an increase in non-industry sponsored CV trials; the news from United Cardiology – British and Irish cardiac societies; and a survey showing barriers to PCSK9 prescribing......

January 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:11–4 Meeting report

Cardiorenal Forum 2019: integrating care in cardiorenal medicine

The highly anticipated 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum was held at The King’s Fund, London, on 4th October 2019. The focus of the meeting was integrating care between specialities in cardiorenal medicine and it attracted a high number of attendees across multiple specialities and the wider multidisciplinary team. Expert speakers ensured the meeting was packed with interesting thought-provoking talks, generating interactive discussion throughout the day. Dr Helena Edwards reports on the meeting’s highlights....

November 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:128–9

In briefs

Advertisement For UK healthcare professionals only Professor D John Betteridge With sadness, we report the death of Professor D John Betteridge, BSc, MB BS, PhD, MD, FRCP, FAHA, Consultant Physician, University College London Hospitals, London; Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism University College London; and Associate Dean, Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), who passed away … Continue reading In briefs →...

October 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(4) Meeting report

News from ESC 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress is the world’s largest meeting of cardiovascular professionals. This year, more than 32,000 delegates from over 150 countries attended the Congress, held in conjunction with the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris, France, from 31st August to 4th September 2019. The theme of this year’s Congress was ‘Global cardiovascular health’ as discussed by ESC President, Professor Barbara Casadei (British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford). A global approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention is needed now more than ever with, for the first time in decades, an increase in premature CVD mortality rates in Western Europe. Additionally, as 80% of CVD deaths are in lower- and middle-income countries – and this will increase as obesity and diabetes rates soar – global approaches are an urgent priority. Here we provide an overview of key clinical trials and other news from the congress. Authors include Dr Richard Armstrong (Cardiology Research Fellow, St James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland), Dr Amar Puttana (Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield) and members of the BJC team....

Updates from the American Diabetes Association 2019

September 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:88–9 Meeting report

Updates from the American Diabetes Association 2019

With recent developments in medications and their clinical implications, the worlds of both diabetes and cardiology were focussed on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, held in San Francisco, USA, from 7th – 12th June 2019. Key trials included REWIND, the PIONEER programme, and CAROLINA, as well as updates from DECLARE-TIMI and CREDENCE. In addition to major cardiovascular outcome trials, other highlights included studies with vitamin D, type 1 diabetes prevention and type 2 diabetes in youth. Dr Amar Puttanna reports....

September 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:90 Meeting report

News from the BSH 21st Annual Autumn Meeting

‘The heart failure multidisciplinary team’ was the theme for the 21st Annual Autumn Meeting of the British Society of Heart Failure (BSH), which took place from 29th-30th November 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. BSH Chair, Dr Paul Kalra (Portsmouth), welcomed delegates to another stimulating programme, put together by Dr Lisa Anderson (London), Mrs Louise Clayton (Leicester), Mr Paul Forsyth (Glasgow) and Professor Iain Squire (Leicester). Dr Richard Baker reports some of the meeting highlights....


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