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June 2015

Volume 101

Issue 11

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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; a continuing professional education section (Education in Heart); the Image Challenge series of cases with MCQs; and JournalScan summarizing important cardiology papers.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and is endorsed by some affiliated organisations.

Video abstracts

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Listen to the lastest podcasts with Heart authors and key opinion leaders.

AMI in clinical practice >>

CVD risk and frailty >>

Coffee and artery calcium >>

High sensitivity troponin >>

BCS conference and courses

The BCS annual conference takes place in Manchester on 8-10 June. This year's theme is 'Hearts and Genes'. 

Conference website >>

Messsage from BCS Vice-President >>

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

Cases, Controversies and Updates in Cardiology >>

A Year in Cardiology >>

BMJ runs a Masterclass in Cardiology and Diabetes:

BMJ Masterclass >>

Sports cardiology

Read the latest sports cardiology content from Heart and BJSM:

Themed issue on exercise and CV health >>

Other recent articles >>


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 >>