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March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:63

In brief

BJ Cardio Staff

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New editorial board member We are delighted to welcome Steve Parry to our editorial board. Steve is a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Health and Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatrics at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. His clinical and research interests lie in syncope and falls, with particular expertise in the cardiovascular causes of the latter. He has published widely on these problems, is Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section, co-author of the European Society of Cardiology 2009 Syncope Guidelines and a member of the national Chapter 8 (CHD National Serv

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News from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009

February 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:13-18

News from the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009

BJCardio editorial staff

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ARBITER 6: niacin superior to ezetimibe for slowing atherosclerosis Use of extended-release niacin resulted in a significant benefit on atherosclerosis compared with ezetimibe in patients already taking statins in the ARBITER 6-HALTS trial. The trial, presented at the meeting by Dr Allen Taylor (Medstar Research Institute, Washington DC, US), compared two distinct lipid-modifying strategies in patients with known vascular disease already on statins who had LDL-cholesterol levels <100 mg/dL (2.56 mmol/L) and moderately low HDL-cholesterol levels (<50 mg/dL [1.28 mmol/L]). Among the 363 patients enrolled in the study, half were randomised

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November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:269-71

Hypothermia improves outcomes after cardiac arrest

BJCardio editorial staff

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Conventional cooling methods can improve survival and reduce neurologic injury after cardiac arrest, a new Cochrane Review reports. In the review, Dr Jasmin Arrich (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) and colleagues explain that although therapeutic hypothermia is recommended in many resuscitation guidelines, it is still a relatively new therapy. The current review included 1,092 randomised trials of therapeutic hypothermia in adults within six hours of cardiac arrest. Five trials that included adequate data on neurological outcomes, including three that provided individual patient data, were included in a systematic meta-analysis. In thes

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