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December 2013 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:12–3 Online First

Highlights from HRC 2013

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What’s in a name Last year’s meeting saw Heart Rhythm UK (HRUK) change its title to the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS). Explaining the change, BHRS President Elect Dr Nick Linker (South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) said that this made things more flexible for the future, and will also avoid confusion with any other organisation using the abbreviation HRUK. Ectopy in low- and high-risk patients Angela Hall (James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough) When are palpitations benign and when do they signal high risk? This thorny issue was addressed by Mrs Angela Hall, Lead Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Specialist Nurse (James

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News from the BSH 15th Annual Autumn Meeting

February 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:18-9

News from the BSH 15th Annual Autumn Meeting

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Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists Professor Faiez Zannad (Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France), the first of two guest lecturers, who has been an investigator in three major randomised controlled trials (RCT) of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA) in heart failure,1-3 opened the first session. There was a particular focus on the recent EMPHASIS-HF trial,3 which recruited heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction [EF] ≤30%, or EF 30-35% with QRS duration >130 ms) and mild symptoms (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class II). Eplerenone treatment resulted in a 37% relative

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