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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...

May 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:174-6 Meeting report

The American Society of Hypertension 21st Annual Scientific Meeting

The 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) was held in New York, US from May 16th-20th, 2006. Dr Martin Godfrey reports some of the meeting highlights, which included results from a study looking at the role of the renin-angiotensin system in atherosclerosis development and another which looked at the first orally active agent to block renin....

March 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:90-8 Meeting report

American College of Cardiology 55th Annual Scientific Session

The ASTEROID trial, which showed regression of atherosclerosis by reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to new lows and simultaneously improving high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, was one of the highlights of this year's American College of Cardiology meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on March 11–14th 2006. Other successes included two new antithrombotic regimens that improved outcomes compared with unfractionated heparin in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients, while clopidogrel showed disappointing results in a large study of primary/secondary prevention....

March 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:110-11

This sporting life

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 examines the similarities between the cath lab and televised popular sports....

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