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November 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:130–2

Depression screening in CAD may provide an opportunity to decrease health outcomes disparities

Introduction Depression is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), with depressive symptoms affecting up to 45% of patients with CAD.1 Cardiac p

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November 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:133–6

Unscheduled care bed days can be reduced with a syncope pathway and rapid access syncope clinic

Introduction Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) secondary to cerebral hypoperfusion, associated with loss of tone and spontaneous recovery.1 It has a lifetime prevalence of

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November 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:141–4

Lipid testing and treatment after acute myocardial infarction: no flags for the flagship

Introduction Cholesterol is a key risk factor for atheroma and coronary heart disease. The evidence-base for high-intensity lipid-lowering therapy in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease is

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November 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:153–6

The permanent decline of temporary pacing

Introduction The insertion of an emergency temporary pacing wire is a potentially lifesaving treatment in acute bradycardia. However, this procedure can be associated with significant morbidity and, o

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October 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:149–52

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with systolic heart failure

Introduction Systolic heart failure (SHF) in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) carries a worse prognosis, and aortic valve replacement improves ventricular systolic function and survival.1,2 T

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