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March 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:10

Obituaries

BJC Staff

Abstract

Professor Lionel Opie Professor Lionel Opie, Professor of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, made unique contributions to heart science during his long career. He graduated in medicine from UCT and was a Rhodes scholar, studying at Oxford University and later at Harvard Medical School in the US. He famously edited the textbook, Drugs for the Heart, with Professor Bernard Gersh. This invaluable book provided up-to-date information on every drug class used to treat cardiovascular disease. In more recent years he established the Cardiology at the Limit’s series of meetings, with Professor Derek Yellon, from UCL in Lon

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