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April 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26(2)

Safety, effectiveness and quality of nurse diagnostic coronary angiography

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains among the leading causes of premature death in the UK, as well as the leading cause of death worldwide. In the UK, one in seven men and one in 11 wo

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April 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26(2)

Avoiding needless deaths in aortic stenosis

Professor John B Chambers Introduction Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common type of primary heart valve disease in industrialised countries. Although echocardiography is key for its assessment, th

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April 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26(2)

Fatal anaphylaxis following teicoplanin administration during pacemaker implantation

Introduction Each year over 50,000 cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) procedures are undertaken in the UK.1 Despite prophylactic measures, device infection, one of the more severe complicati

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April 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26(2)

An unusual cause of pericardial tamponade in pregnancy

Introduction Pregnancy does not show any specific predisposition to pericardial diseases. The more common form of pericardial involvement in pregnancy is a benign mild pericardial effusion, the incide

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February 2019  Br J Cardiol 2019;26:23–6

Non-prescription of anticoagulants in patients discharged with stroke and atrial fibrillation

Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases an individual’s risk of stroke fivefold.1 Oral anticoagulation (OAC) with warfarin reduces the risk of stroke by 64%.2 Novel or direct oral anticoagu

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