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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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Perspectives on amyloid cardiomyopathy

The next session of the conference saw a talk delivered by Dr Omar Abou Ezzeddine, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Mayo Clinic. Dr Ezzeddine spoke on the topic, ‘Amyloid cardiomyopathy (AC): The Mayo Experience’, and presented case studies and invited attendees to interact via…

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Physician burnout — a growing concern worldwide

In the next session, which was co-chaired by Dr Barry Boilson and consultant cardiologist Prof Vincent Maher, attendees heard a thought-provoking presentation from Dr Paddy Barrett, Consultant Cardiologist in the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin, and creator of the acclaimed podcast ‘The Doctor Paradox’. Dr Barrett addressed a growing problem in his talk, titled ‘Physician burnout —…

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HFpEF — the state of play in cath lab assessment

The next speaker at the Cardiology on the Green conference was Prof Barry Borlaug, Professor of Medicine and Director of Circulatory Failure Research in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, who delivered a talk titled ‘Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) — State of the art and cath lab assessment’. Prof…

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Forward momentum in the treatment of atrial fibrillation

The conference heard a presentation from Dr Barry Boilson, a specialist in advanced heart failure and transplantation medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr Boilson delivered a presentation on ‘Innovations in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) management’. He told the attendees that prevalence of AF is increasing at a similar rate to the rise…

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ACS management — the Mayo approach in the Midwest

The Cardiology on the Green conference also heard from Dr Greg Barsness, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Disease and Radiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr Barsness spoke on the topic, ‘ACS management in the Midwest’ of the US. In keeping with the interactive nature of the conference, attendees were…

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Collaborating for improvements in cardiac care

The Cardiology on the Green conference, held in the RCSI on 4-6 April 2019, was the inaugural joint meeting between the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) and the Mayo Clinic, US, and marked 70 years since the establishment of the ICS. The conference hosted a range of distinguished national and international speakers, all of whom are…

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Expertise without borders in cardiology

The International Session of the Irish Cardiac Society Scientific Meeting and AGM, held recently in Galway, heard lively and informative presentations from Dr C Michael Valentine of the American College of Cardiology; Prof Pepe Zamorano of the European Society of Cardiology; and Prof Nick Linker from the British Cardiovascular Society. Dr Valentine presented a case…

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