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Cholesterol lowering diet- CPD Module

1.5 CPD Hours Authors Med iLearning. Initiated, funded and reviewed by Benecol. This module provides an overview of lowering cholesterol using a dietary approach. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the importance of preventing cardiovascular disease, the benefits of a cholesterol-lowering diet and the role of plant stanols and sterols. To earn CME credit,…

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‘Pragmatic solutions’ will be found in cross-border care post-Brexit

Dr Albert McNeill, former President of the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS), spoke with the Medical Independent (MI) during the recent ICS 70th Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM regarding the ongoing chaos around Britain leaving the EU and how this might or might not affect cross-border cardiac care and collaboration. In a previous interview with MI,…

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ESC and ICS ‘to become even closer’ — ECS President-Elect

Prof Stephan Achenbach, President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), spoke exclusively with the Medical Independent (MI) at the recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM about the perception of Irish cardiologists abroad and the ever-growing links between the two societies. “The ESC greatly values the ICS, for two main reasons,”…

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Cardiology without borders

The International Session at the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) 70th Annual Scientific Conference and AGM heard from Prof Stephan Achenbach, President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology; Prof Simon Ray, President of the British Cardiovascular Society; and Prof John Harold, past-President of the American College of Cardiology. The session was chaired by Prof Albert McNeill,…

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Excellence in cardiology investigations

The Brian Maurer Young Investigator Award is one of the highlights of the Irish Cardiac Society’s Annual Scientific Conference and AGM and the four presenters at the Society’s 70th conference maintained the level of excellence that has come to be expected from this part of the meeting, said the adjudicators. Chaired by ICS President Prof…

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ICS celebrates landmark anniversary

At the recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) 70th Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM, President of the Society Prof Jim Crowley spoke to the Medical Independent (MI) about the significance of the landmark 70th anniversary and how the Society has evolved during those decades. Prof Crowley pointed out that this year’s meeting is by far the…

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The worldwide view of cardiovascular disease

The Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM held recently in Galway heard from Prof Salim Yusuf, Past-President of the World Heart Federation, who delivered the Stokes Lecture 2019 on the topic ‘Tackling the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD)’. Among his many career distinctions, Prof Yusuf holds 35 national and international awards for…

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Onwards and upwards in cardiology

President of the Irish Cardiac Society Prof Jim Crowley spoke with Pat Kelly ahead of the Society’s upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM about the past, present and future of cardiac care in Ireland The Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM will see a range of distinguished speakers and marks the 70th…

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Cardiologists of tomorrow — SpR Case Competition

The Cardiology on the Green conference also saw five cardiology SpRs deliver presentations of a range of case studies, with the prospect of an educational visit to the Mayo Clinic in the US for the overall winner. The attendees heard from Dr Peter Wheen, who is training at St James’s Hospital in Dublin; Dr Katie…

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Advancements in pulmonary hypertension

The final session of the Cardiology on the Green conference heard from Dr Joseph Murphy, interventional cardiologist specialising in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic, whose talk was titled ‘New therapies in pulmonary hypertension’. Dr Murphy presented some interactive questions to the attendees and pointed out that “everybody has high pulmonary pressure…

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