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October 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(4)

News from ESC 2019

Richard Armstrong, Amar Puttana, BJC Staff

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ESC President, Professor Barbara Casadei Heart failure highlights PARAGON-HF fails primary end point but benefits for some Heart failure was a key theme of this year’s congress, accounting for more than 1,000 presentations. In the first hotline session of the Congress, the keenly awaited results from PARAGON-HF (Angiotensin-Neprilysin Inhibition in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction) were presented.1 Up to 64 million people worldwide have heart failure, and that number is rising as the population ages. Evidence-based treatment has focused on about half of these patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (<

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September 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:231-36

News from the 2008 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology

BJCardio editorial team

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GISSI-HF shows benefit for PUFA in heart failure Two new studies from the Italian GISSI group show that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplementation improves morbidity and mortality in those with symptomatic heart failure, but statins don’t have any benefit in the same type of patients. The results were presented during a hotline session at the Congress and published simultaneously in The Lancet (Lancet 2008; DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736[08]61239-8, and Lancet 2008;DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736[08]61240-4). Long-term administration of PUFA reduced all-cause mortality by 9%, which the investigators say was a modest effect, and they also cut

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