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Dilated cardiomyopathy – a condition where the heart is enlarged and function is impaired usually due to a viral or genetic cause, is one of the leading causes of heart failure in the UK and the most common reason for people needing a heart transplant.
Dr Nick Hopkinson, honorary consultant chest physician at Royal Brompton Hospital and reader in respiratory medicine at Imperial College, has been appointed medical director of the British Lung Foundation (BLF).
Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) welcomed Marc Humbert, professor of respiratory medicine at the Université Paris-Saclay, for the 12th annual Paul Wood Cardiovascular Lecture on Wednesday 28 November, entitled ‘An update on pulmonary arterial hypertension and future directions.’
Big data, the role of alcohol in dilated cardiomyopathy and the emerging sub-speciality of cardio-oncology - were all on the agenda at The Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science (ICMS) annual symposium, held at The Royal College of Physicians.