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September 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:90

News from the BSH 21st Annual Autumn Meeting

Richard Baker

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NICE heart failure guidelines The latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for management of chronic heart failure (NG 106)1 were presented by Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammed (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals). It was fascinating to hear Dr Al-Mohammed describe his work on producing the guidelines with respect to what recommendations the authors are permitted to include and how recommendations may be presented. Key changes include the removal of a history of a previous myocardial infarction from the initial assessment of a patient with suspected chronic heart failure. Other changes include the guidelines now using the te

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BSH 5th annual heart failure day for training and revalidation

April 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:(2) Online First

BSH 5th annual heart failure day for training and revalidation

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A new treatment for acute heart failure? The recently published RELAX-AHF (Efficacy and Safety of Relaxin for the Treatment of Acute Heart Failure) study was a prospective, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial carried out in a targeted population of patients with acute HF.1 Relaxin is a physiological hormone that regulates maternal adaptations to pregnancy, increasing cardiac output, renal blood flow, and arterial compliance, alongside decreased peripheral vascular resistance.2,3 Serelaxin is a recombinant human relaxin-2 shown to have beneficial effects on symptoms and outcomes in early studies.4 The primary end points in thi

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September 2002 Br J Cardiol 2002;9:478-80

Pleuritic chest pain and hypoxia – a diagnostic dilemma

Sanjiv Mahadeva, Pulak Sahay, Richard V Lewis

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