Welcome to EMJ Cardiology 4.1, the go-to place for emerging academic and clinical research in the sphere of cardiology. This edition offers a number of insightful peer-reviewed articles along with in-depth coverage of this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.
Boasting a record number of attendees, the notion of the Heart Team formed the central theme of the ESC Congress. The function of these emerging teams was perfectly reflected at the congress with the newly unveiled digital learning platform available to all delegates to ensure constant access to a variety of multidisciplinary resources.
EMJ Cardiology 4.1 offers a selection of summaries provided directly from the abstract presenters, providing a current snapshot of the fascinating work being carried out in the name of cardiology research. Also included are breaking news stories brought to you straight from the ESC Congress press conferences; these are presented in the congress reviews section. These highlights include data demonstrating the ability of wireless cardiac devices to relieve economic healthcare strains, along with promising future directions for invasive imaging and the exciting potential of intravenous cardiac stem cell therapy.
The peer-reviewed articles published this year are of a broad and varied nature. Sathananthan et al. illuminate the evolution and benefits of the Fontan procedure, a treatment for complex paediatric heart disease, since its inception >40 years ago. In a case report by Einvik et al., treatment of cardiac arrest during pregnancy, along with its causes and outcomes, is examined. Continuing with the theme of imaging, Kim presents a discussion of non-invasive techniques available for the measurement of arterial stiffness in coronary artery disease; elsewhere a comprehensive overview of coronary artery spasm is offered by Demir et al. These and further articles concerning topics such as hypertension and valvular heart disease are all presented within EMJ Cardiology 4.1. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/49205362#/49205362/1
EMJ aims to offer integral, independent, and impartial research, and it is hoped that the contents of this journal will foster a deeper understanding of the direction of cardiology research and practice. Zoë Webster, Head of Publishing at EMJ, commented: “The works presented in EMJ Cardiology 4.1 are a testament to the acceleration of medical research being witnessed across the medical landscape.”
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