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December 2014

Volume 100

Issue 24

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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 JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.

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Almanac 2014

The Almanac series of review articles summarise the last two years' worth of research findings on a particular topic. Read the latest ones:

Cardiovascular imaging >>

Cardiomyopathies >> 

Global health and CVD >>

Cardiology training courses

The British Cardiovascular Society runs a number of courses for cardiologists at all levels:

A Year in Cardiology >>

Cases, Controversies and Updates in Cardiology >>

BMJ runs a Masterclass in Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD for GPs:

BMJ Masterclass >>

Latest podcast

In this podcast Dr Radke study recently published in Heart aimed to assess the presence of endothelial dysfunction, the number of endothelial progenitor cells, and the levels of proinflammatory cytokines associated with endothelial injury in contemporary patients after CoA repair.

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Want to test your knowledge?

The Image Challenge section presents short cases using images and/or videos that are ideal for self-assessment.  

Image Challenge >>

The Education in Heart section consists of an article and accredited online MCQs. 

Education in Heart >>