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November 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:133–6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.040

Unscheduled care bed days can be reduced with a syncope pathway and rapid access syncope clinic

Bruce McLintock, James Reid, Eileen Capek, Lesley Anderton, Lara Mitchell

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Introduction Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) secondary to cerebral hypoperfusion, associated with loss of tone and spontaneous recovery.1 It has a lifetime prevalence of 20%,2 and an incidence of 0.80–0.93 per 1,000 person-years, which occurs in a roughly bimodal pattern, with an initial peak in early adulthood followed by a further more pronounced peak in older age.3 Syncope is merely one form of TLoC. Other causes of TLoC include seizures, sleep disturbance, accidental falls and some psychiatric disorders. Syncope itself can be grouped into four major categories: reflex syncope (vasovagal and situational), o

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Incidental findings on imaging: seeing the wood from the trees

July 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:85–6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2016.023 Online First

Incidental findings on imaging: seeing the wood from the trees

Sushant Saluja, Pavel Janousek, Khalil Kawafi, Simon G Anderson

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Emerging evidence In an issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Xie et al.1 performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to validate the prognostic importance of CAC scoring in non-triggered thoracic CT. The authors of this study performed a meta-analysis of five studies that compared CAC obtained using non-gated CT scans versus gated CT scans. This study demonstrated an excellent correlation between the two techniques with a pooled Cohen κ agreement being 0.89 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.83–0.95). While this is promising, the authors have also highlighted some discrepancy between the two techniques, and this is important to

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The management of stable angina

October 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18(Suppl 3):s1-s12 doi:10.5837/bjc.2011.s02

The management of stable angina

Dr Chris Arden

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Implementation of the new NICE guidelines for stable chest pain: likely impact on chest pain services in the UK

August 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:185–88

Implementation of the new NICE guidelines for stable chest pain: likely impact on chest pain services in the UK

Dominic Kelly, Stephen Cole, Fiona Rossiter, Karen Mallinson, Anita Smith, Iain Simpson

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May 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:161–65

The relationship between BNP and risk assessment in cardiac rehabilitation patients

Hugh J N Bethell, Jason D Glover, Julia A Evans, Sally C Turner, Raj L Mehta, Mark A Mullee

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Introduction Risk stratification is important in the assessment of cardiac patients enrolled in physical training programmes to ensure that these patients receive the appropriate levels of surveillance and exercise intensity. Risk levels, an estimate of the likelihood of future cardiac events, are indicated as low, moderate or high. Poor left ventricular (LV) function is the most important risk factor for death.1,2 The gold standard for assessing LV function is echocardiography but this is expensive and is often not available to cardiac rehabilitation co-ordinators. The additional information provided by plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP

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April 2002 Br J Cardiol 2002;9:221-2

Cardiac troponins and the risk stratification of chest pain

Archana Rao, Mandie Evans

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