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May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:52

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BJC Staff

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Stat tests loaded into the VITROS XT 7600 Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that one to two alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are not borne out by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults. Studies of East Asian genes, where two common genetic variants strongly affect what people choose to drink, show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31772-0). Researc

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Cardio-oncology: a new sub-specialty

January 2018 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.001 Online First

Cardio-oncology: a new sub-specialty

Jonathan Bennett, Alexander R Lyon, Chris Plummer, Stuart D Rosen, Kai-Keen Shiu

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Setting up cardio-oncology services

January 2017 Br j Cardiol 2017;24(1) doi:10.5837/bjc.2017.003 Online First

Setting up cardio-oncology services

Arjun K Ghosh, Charlotte Manisty, Simon Woldman, Tom Crake, Mark Westwood, J Malcolm Walker

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Introduction With an ageing population, the incidence of cancer is rising.1 This, coupled with the development of newer and more effective cancer treatments, has led to an increasing number of cancer survivors. Unfortunately, many of these treatments can be cardiotoxic, and prevention, early detection, long-term monitoring and treatment of ensuing cardiac problems in these patients is a growing problem.2 Cardio-oncology services aim to provide cardiac care for cancer patients and survivors.3,4 Rationale for a cardio-oncology service The care of cancer patients is becoming increasingly complex with a rapid increase in the number of available a

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