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Foreword: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

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As Patron of the British Cardiovascular Society for its Centenary in 2022, it is my great pleasure to introduce this special edition of “Heart”. As the world’s oldest professional cardiac society, founded as the Cardiac Club on 22nd April 1922, it has been an integral part of the evolution in cardiovascular care. From its original 15 members, it has grown to a large community of cardiovascular healthcare professionals and patients, with strong international connections.

This Centenary edition is a reflection of the Society’s history and the key role its members have played in many of the major advances of the last 100 years. It celebrates its growth into a diverse and inclusive organisation focused on promoting excellence across the breadth of cardiovascular care and most importantly looks to what the future might hold.

I would like to add my congratulations to the British Cardiovascular Society for reaching its century, and wish it continued success in promoting excellence in cardiovascular care for the next 100 years and beyond.

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