Blood Pressure Control: A Marathon or a Sprint?

Blood Pressure Control: A Marathon or a Sprint?

November 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 27th August 2016 as a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2016 in Rome, Italy Chairpersons: Anthony Heagerty,1 Julian Segura2 Speakers: Massimo Volpe,3 Jean-Jacques Mourad,4 Raj Padwal5 1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2. Hypertension Unit, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid,Read More

Interpreting Findings with Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation: Collective Views on Data from Seminal Studies to Present in Clinical Practice

Interpreting Findings with Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation: Collective Views on Data from Seminal Studies to Present in Clinical Practice

October 13, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 28th August 2016 as a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, in Rome, Italy Chairpersons: Jafna L. Cox,1 Christoph Bode2 Speakers: Manesh R. Patel,3 Eric D. Peterson,4 Peter Verhamme,5 Jafna L. Cox1 1. Division of Cardiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 2. Chairman, DepartmentRead More

Developing Real-World Patient Pathways in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Developing Real-World Patient Pathways in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

October 13, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 29th August 2016 as a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Rome, Italy Chairperson: Stavros V. Konstantinides1 Speakers: Rodney Hughes,2 David Jiminéz,3 John Eikelboom4 1. Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany 2. Academic Directorate of Respiratory Medicine, University of Sheffield,Read More

Identifying Fabry Disease Patients Through Cardiac Manifestations

Identifying Fabry Disease Patients Through Cardiac Manifestations

October 13, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 27th August 2016 as a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, in Rome, Italy Chairperson: Aleš Linhart1 Speakers: Perry Elliott,2 Jean-Claude Lubanda,1 Christoph Kampmann (unable to attend)3 1. First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech RepublicRead More

Editor’s Pick: The Fontan Circulation

Editor’s Pick: The Fontan Circulation

October 13, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

In our editor’s pick for this edition, Sathananthan et al. delve into the history and provide an overview of the Fontan operation, an innovative procedure first introduced in the 1970s to treat complex heart disease in children. Although a small minority face long-term negative physiological consequences from the procedure, Sathananthan and colleagues remarkRead More

Arterial Stiffness and Coronary Artery Disease

Arterial Stiffness and Coronary Artery Disease

October 13, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Hack-Lyoung Kim Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea *Correspondence to khl2876@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 15.02.16 Accepted: 22.06.16 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:84-89. Abstract Although there have been marked improvements in both diagnostic andRead More

Recurrent Coronary Perforations in an Aneurysmal Coronary Artery Treated with Covered Stent

Recurrent Coronary Perforations in an Aneurysmal Coronary Artery Treated with Covered Stent

October 13, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Udaya Prashant Ponangi Consultant Cardiologist in CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India *Correspondence to udayaprashant_p@yahoo.co.in Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 15.01.16 Accepted: 08.08.16 Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2016;4[1]:90-94. Abstract An elderly hypertensive lady presented to us with acute coronary syndrome; an angiogram revealed total thrombotic occlusion ofRead More

Current Concepts in Coronary Artery Spasm

Current Concepts in Coronary Artery Spasm

October 13, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*†Ozan M. Demir,1 †Jonathan Hudson,2 William Wallis1 1. Department of Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK 2. Department of Cardiology, Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire, UK *Correspondence to ozanmdemir@gmail.com †Both authors contributed equally Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 09.03.16 Accepted: 23.08.16 Citation: EMJ Cardiol.Read More

Valvular Heart Disease and Risk Score Systems in Clinical Practice

Valvular Heart Disease and Risk Score Systems in Clinical Practice

October 13, 2016 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

*Ricardo Casalino,1,2,3 Leonardo Jorge Cordeiro de Paula,1,2 Eduardo Bello Martins,2 Flavio Tarasoutchi1,2 1. Diagnostic and Preventive Medicine, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil 2. Heart Institute, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil 3. Santa Marcelina Hospital, Santa Marcelina Faculty, São Paulo, Brazil *Correspondence to ricardocasalino@gmail.com Disclosure:Read More

Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy: End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring Could Guide Management in the Prehospital Setting

Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy: End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring Could Guide Management in the Prehospital Setting

October 13, 2016 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Steinar Einvik,1 Thomas Lafrenz,2 Stein-Vegar Johansen,Ingrid Marie Ringen,4 Per P. Bredmose5 1. Department of Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Services, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway 2. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway 3. Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, St. Olavs Hospital,Read More