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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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September 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:90

Correspondence: gender and outcome from acute myocardial infarction and secondary stroke

Professor Ivy Shiue; Dr Krasimira Hristova; Professor Jagdish Sharma

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Dear Sirs, Research on sex difference in mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) since the 1990s has been debated and increased. Several observational studies have shown that younger women, in particular, seemed to have higher mortality rates than men of similar age during the two-year or longer follow-up, although these studies were mainly from the USA.1-3 Recent American studies have also found that, even after full adjustment for potential risk factors, excess risk for in-hospital mortality for women was still noted, particularly among those <50 years old with acute ST-segment elevation MI, leading to 98% (odds ratio [OR] 1.98, 95% c

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Audit of the NT-ProBNP guided transthoracic echocardiogram service in Southend

August 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:189–92

Audit of the NT-ProBNP guided transthoracic echocardiogram service in Southend

Abdul M Mozid, Sofia A Papadopoulou, Alison Skippen, Azhar A Khokhar

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Introduction Heart failure is one of the most common conditions in industrialised society. Today, in the UK, around 900,000 people have heart failure with a further similar number who have yet to develop symptoms.1 Heart failure is predominantly a disease of the elderly, and the increasing age of the population, combined with improvements in the treatment of ischaemic heart disease (IHD), account for the increasing prevalence. Heart failure has a poor prognosis: just under 40% of patients diagnosed with heart failure die within a year, depending on initial severity, although, thereafter, mortality is less than 10% per year. This suggests that

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September 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:209

In Brief

BJ Cardio Staff

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New NT-proBNP test Roche Diagnostics has announced the launch of a new NT-proBNP+ test, which it says can give a result in under 15 minutes when tested on its cobas h232 near-patient testing meter. In addition, the test has an extended measuring range (60 – 9000pg/ml). The test can serve as an aid in the diagnosis of suspected heart failure, in the monitoring of compensated left ventricular dysfunction and in the risk stratification of patients with acute coronary symptoms. Recent recommendations of a consensus group (Br J Cardiol 2010;17:76-80) highlight the importance of B-type natriuretic peptide (NP) testing for heart failure. NP testi

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