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October 2017  Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(4)

Heart rate monitors and fitness trackers: friend or foe?

Introduction The world’s first wireless heart rate (HR) monitor was available in 1982.1 Since then, the use of these devices has expanded hugely with estimates of 80 million health-related wearable

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October 2017  Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(4)

How hard do we look for atrial fibrillation?

Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very common cardiac arrhythmia affecting approximately 2% of the general population.1 Thromboembolic events and, in particular, stroke is one of its most fe

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October 2017  Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(4)

The PACI survey: Patient adherence to cardioprotective lifestyle interventions in myocardial infarction patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Justin Mifsud Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a major cause of mortality worldwide, with 3.9 million deaths per year in Europe attributed to this disease.1 Optimal behavioural modifi

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October 2017  Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(4)

Current diagnostic yield of invasive coronary angiography at a district general hospital

Introduction Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) remains the cornerstone of diagnosis and treatment of patients with a high likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD), or those with significant or u

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August 2017  Br J Cardiol 2017;24:117

Brugada syndrome in the context of a fever: a case study and review of current knowledge

Case A 45-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented to our hospital in October 2015 with coryzal symptoms. She complained of a sore throat, malaise and described a brief loss o

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