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August 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(3) Online First

BCS 2017: spotlight on heart failure

BJC Staff, Dr Richard Crawley, Dr Brian Halliday, Dr Rosita Zakeri

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Landmark trials in heart failure – 30 years from CONSENSUS With 2017 marking the 30th year since the publication of CONSENSUS,1 which first reported a reduction in mortality with enalapril versus placebo in patients with advanced heart failure (HF), the BCS held a dedicated session to review the seminal clinical trials and advances in chronic heart failure management in this period. Dr Rosita Zakeri (Royal Brompton Hospital, London) reviewed this session for us and spoke to the BJC afterwards. Rosita Zakeri The era of vasodilator therapy for heart failure began in the 1990s. Professor Karl Swedberg (University of Gothenberg, Sweden) began

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Barriers to cardiac device innovation

December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:136 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.040

Barriers to cardiac device innovation

Nick Linker

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Dr Nick Linker (President, British Heart Rhythm Society) Despite the need to implant more devices in patients and to develop new, innovative, devices there remain major obstacles. The recent report from the Cardiovascular Round Table4 highlights some of these barriers. Delays in implementation of guidelines, and in dissemination of new devices, vary throughout Europe, and are related to a number of factors such as funding, complex R&D lifecycles and regulatory issues. The cumulative result is inconsistent delivery both across Europe and within the UK. In Germany, hospitals can access an innovation fund set up by health insurers to exploit

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