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May 2014

Volume 100

Issue 10

Impact factor: 5.014

Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. A special emphasis is given to valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science. Each issue contains original research, accompanying editorials, and reviews; an extensive continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with MCQs; and Journal Scan summarizing important papers published in other journals.


Listen to the two latest podcasts from Philip Urban about the Charlson Comorbidity Index and from Akira Sekikawa about coronary artery calcification in Japanese men

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Open Heart now live

BMJ and the British Cardiovascular Society have launched a new online-only open access journal covering all areas of cardiovascular medicine. Online submission is now open.

Open Heart website >>

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Introductory editorial >>


New! JBS3 recommendations 

The third iteration of the Joint British Societies' Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) provides an invaluable resource for physicians and healthcare providers involved in the prevention of CVD. It is unique in offering an approach to risk estimation and management that is based not only on short-term (10-year) risk, but also on CVD risk over lifetime.

Together with two accompanying editorials, the recommendations are free to access online until the end of April 2014.

JBS3 recommendations >>

Editorial on the JBS3 vs ACC/AHA guidelines >>

Editorial on the challenges of implementing JBS3 >>

Podcast >>

Press release >>

In the news

Around one in four people prescribed drugs to lower longstanding blood pressure either just doesn’t take them at all or only part of the time, suggests a study of a simple technique designed to find out why drug treatment might not be working in these patients

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