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August 2017

British Cardiovascular Society 2017 – Focus on heart failure

Drs Chris Allen, Andrew Clark, Ahmet Fuat, Brian Halliday, Jubin Joseph, Abhishek Joshi, Theresa McDonagh, Nigel Rowell and Rosita Zakeri

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Our nine podcasts show highlights from the recent British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference. The theme running through the 2017 conference was ‘Cardiology at the extremes’. Few conditions in medicine can be more extreme than chronic and acute exacerbations of heart failure. Our podcasts focus on heart failure sessions at the meeting and also give results from the BJCA annual survey and the 2017 Young Investigator Award.

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December 2016

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016

Dr Michael Gibson

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We interview Dr Michael Gibson (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA) to discuss our roundup of major clinical trials from the American Heart Association meeting – one of the highlights in the cardiology year. The podcast covers the ever-popular late breaking sessions, which are always the subject of great interest.

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October 2016

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 Practice messages 1 – AF

Professor John Camm

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New advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, including new guidelines, a ‘machine learning’ risk scheme and whether we are anticoagulating the right patients, are discussed by Professor John Camm (St George’s University of London).

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October 2016

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 Practice messages 2 – CAD

Dr Jubin Joseph

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The potential of imaging to help avoid unnecessary coronary angiography is discussed by Dr Jubin Joseph (St Thomas’ Hospital, London) as well as the continuing debate about the benefits of bare metal versus drug-eluting stents, which was thrown into the spotlight again at the ESC.

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October 2016

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 Practice messages 3 – telemonitoring and HF

Dr Jubin Joseph

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Results of two clinical studies to evaluate the possible benefits of telemonitoring in the management of heart failure are discussed by Dr Jubin Joseph (St Thomas’ Hospital, London).

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October 2016

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 Practice messages 4 – lipids

Professor Patrick M Moriarty

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A reduction in the costly dialysis-like treatment of lipoprotein apheresis looks possible for FH patients following results from a study with the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab. Professor Patrick M Moriarty (University of Kansas Medical Center, USA) discusses the implications.

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