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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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Predicting long-term morbidity of ACS patients: can NT-proBNP succeed where other biomarkers have failed?

December 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:147–52 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.035

Predicting long-term morbidity of ACS patients: can NT-proBNP succeed where other biomarkers have failed?

Anna Kate Barton, Stephanie H Rich, Keith A A Fox

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Introduction For patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who survive to reach hospital, the majority of mortality and morbidity over the following five years occurs after discharge.1 Of all complications, development of acute heart failure (AHF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) are key determinants of adverse outcome. Approximately half of patients with ACS are readmitted to hospital, constituting a profound burden on healthcare resources.1 In several healthcare systems there are financial penalties when ACS patients are readmitted within 30 days.2 Prediction of the development of AHF and hospital readmission following ACS

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