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February 21, 2017

Acknowledgment

The Cardiorenal Forum would like to thank the following companies for their generous support of the 2016 meeting: A Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale S.R.L., Bristol-Myers Squibb, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacosmos, Sanofi, Servier, Shire, UCB, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma.

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February 21, 2017

Slowing fibrosis

Professor Tim Johnson (University of Sheffield, and UCB New Medicines) discussed the implication of fibrosis (see table 1) in organ scarring in the Western world, indicating that it is involved in 45% of all organ death. Our targeting for future therapeutics, however, hasn’t been particularly successful of yet.

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February 21, 2017

The PCSK9 inhibitor phenomenon

The work of Professor Jennifer Robinson (University of Iowa, USA) and her colleagues as part of the ODYSSEY trial has been pivotal in demonstrating the effectiveness of the PCSK9 inhibitor, alirocumab. Her lecture was timely given the recent National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations (TA393) regarding the use of alirocumab in primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia.1

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February 21, 2017

IV iron in heart failure

The final lecture of the day, given by Professor Philip Kalra (University of Manchester), helped to elaborate on one of the hot topics in heart failure – the ongoing IRONMAN study.

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February 21, 2017

Anticoagulation Achievement Awards

AntiCoagulation Europe will this year host the first Anticoagulation Achievement Awards – applications are welcome from outstanding clinical teams and individuals who provide exemplary care for any patient who has been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or a blood clot such as deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism.

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February 21, 2017

Diary date: CRF 2017

Make sure you save the date for our 2017 Cardiorenal Forum Annual Scientific Meeting. Last year’s meeting was extremely popular, with very positive feedback. Full details of the programme and details of how you can register will be available soon at http://www.cardiorenalforum.com

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February 21, 2017

Diary date: HRC 2017

More on the latest developments in electrophysiology, device management, syncope and healthcare delivery will be featured at next year’s Heart Rhythm Congress, which will take place at the ICC, Birmingham, from 1st-4th October 2017.

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November 8, 2016

Screening for atrial fibrillation

Professor Ben Freedman (Heart Research Institute, University of Sydney, Australia) presented the latest evidence on atrial fibrillation (AF) screening.

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November 8, 2016

How to improve outcomes from ablation

Professor Mark O’Neill, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, reviewed the evidence for the use of contact force (CF) information to optimise AF ablation. To ensure adequate ablation lesion delivery, an adequate catheter-tissue contact is needed with the creation of durable, transmural scar necessary to prevent AF recurrence. The ability of ablation catheters to provide CF information in real time provides obvious benefits – better control over lesion size and reduction in ineffective radiofrequency energy delivery. Interestingly, the SMART-AF trial did not demonstrate increased clinical effectiveness with higher average CF but did suggest that if operators were able to achieve an optimal CF, then clinical outcomes were improved.

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November 8, 2016

Syncope and POTS – time for a multidisciplinary unit?

Dr Nick Gall (King’s College Hospital, London) highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in managing patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Patients often have multi-system involvement including: joint hypermobility, chronic fatigue syndrome and physical deconditioning, irritable bowel syndrome, autonomic neuropathy and symptoms of pre-syncope and reflex tachycardia.

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