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February 2021

News from the BSH 23rd Annual Autumn Meeting: 2020 vision for heart failure

Alexandra Abel

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Clinical trials update Heart failure (HF) management in the 21st century was discussed by Professor John McMurray (University of Glasgow). We are fortunate to have evidence-based medications for HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF): angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta blockers, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs), angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs); and now the rise of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Key messages from two studies with SGLT2 inhibitors – dapagliflozin in DAPA-HF1 and empagliflozin in EMPEROR-Reduced2 are: SGLT2 inhibitors reduce the risk of HF hospitalisati

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March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:15–7

BSH: Improving quality and reducing inequality in heart failure

Sanjay S Bhandari, Daniel CS Chan

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Advanced heart failure From a trainee’s perspective, recognising when a heart failure (HF) patient is entering into the advanced stages is critical and sets off “transplant alarm bells”. Dr Sai Bhagra (Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge) delivered a great talk on this spectrum of the disease, essentially defining this as a failure of optimal therapy, requiring escalating diuretics with the development of end-organ dysfunction. The 2018 European Society of Cardiology definition of advanced HF encompasses: severe symptom limitation severe cardiac impairment pulmonary/systemic congestion requiring intravenous diuretics or malignant arrhy

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January 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:22-3

Heart failure beyond maximum medical management

Jeremy Bray

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