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November 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:386-90 Meeting report

News from the Scientific Sessions 2006 of the American Heart Association

We report the highlights from this year’s American Heart Association (AHA) meeting held in Chicago, Ohio, US, from November 11th-16th, 2006. These included studies showing regression of atherosclerosis, a study showing the effect of statins in renal disease, and a study showing the cost-effectiveness of BNP testing in diagnosing heart failure....

November 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:391-92 Meeting report

News from TCT 2006 – Latest data on drug-eluting stent controversy

An abundance of new information on the controversy surrounding drug-eluting stents was presented and discussed at the Transcatheter and Therapeutics (TCT) meeting held in Washington DC, US, in October. The controversy, which dominated the World Congress of Cardiology, in Barcelona, Spain, the previous month, centres around concern about a possible increase in late stent thrombosis leading to death and myocardial infarction (MI) in patients receiving drug-eluting stents....

November 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:394-5

Signs

We continue our series in which Consultant Interventionist Dr Michael Norell takes a sideways look at life in the cath lab...and beyond. In this column, he looks at the myriad of signs that dominate hospital life....

September 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:317-25 Meeting report

News from the 2006 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology and the XVth World Congress of Cardiology

The 2006 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology joined with the World Heart Federation’s XVth World Congress of Cardiology this year and was held in Barcelona, Spain, from 2nd–6th September 2006. The joint meeting was dominated by one subject – new concerns about increased mortality and myocardial infarction with drug-eluting stents. We report on this and other highlights from this year’s meeting....

September 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:329-31 Meeting report

Big trouble in little Britain

Big trouble in little Britain The recent 20th Annual Medical and Scientific Meeting of H.E.A.R.T UK focussed on obesity, cardiovascular disease and diet. Here Helen Rivas-Toro, a lipid clinic sister at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, reports on the highlights of the meeting from Canterbury....

September 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:341-2

The conference bag

We continue our series in which consultant interventionist Dr Michael Norell takes a sideways look at life in the cath lab... and beyond. In this column, medical conference paraphernalia come under scrutiny....

September 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:364-6 Meeting report

Case conferences from the Royal Brompton Hospital: a focus on myocardial ischaemia

This is the first in a regular series of ‘Case Conferences’ dealing with ‘difficult’ angina, or patients who present with challenging myocardial ischaemia (even in the absence of symptoms). Decisions are not always either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in such cases and the purpose is to aim for consensus on an appropriate management strategy. These cases are designed to be interactive and we encourage comments from our readers. We hope that you find these cases interesting and informative and that you join in the debate....

July 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:239-44

News

NICE updates its hypertension guidance A general practitioner’s view of the new guidance Rimonabant launched for obesity treatment New home monitoring technology gives greater control to chronic heart failure patients Cordis scholarships for clinical cardiology research...

July 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:254-5

Our mission: to boldly state…

We continue our series in which Consultant Interventionist Dr Michael Norell takes a sideways look at life in the cath lab...and beyond. In this column, he dissects the 21st century obsession with corporate rationale....

May 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:169

News

NICE issues guidance on smoking cessation and physical activity World Heart Day to focus on diet and exercise for a ‘young’ heart...

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