As a member of the British Cardiovascular Society, you are automatically a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the ESC Community.
The British Cardiovascular Society is a charitable organisation involved in education and the setting of clinical standards and research into heart and circulatory diseases. Its membership is principally made up of UK cardiologists but also includes cardiac surgeons, doctors and healthcare professionals.
The British Heart Foundation is a major national charity which plays a leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory disease and is the largest independent founder of heart research in the UK. The Foundation also plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.
President: Prof. Simon Ray, FESC
Past-President: Dr. S. Clarke, FESC
Honorary Secretary: D. Guy Lloyd, FESC
Treasurer: Dr. Derek Harrington
Number of members: 2249
Year of Foundation: 1922
ESC Member since: 1950
Heart is the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and has been published in English since 1939.
Published by BMJ, Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, through 24 issues a year. Topics cover the breadth of cardiovascular disease with special emphasis on valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science.
Each issue contains original scientific articles with accompanying editorials, reviews of recent advances in clinical and translational cardiovascular science, an extensive EBAC-accredited continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with multiple choice questions, and JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals. Fur further information, please visit heart.bmj.co
Heart promotes active interchange among researchers and readers to come together as a community to advance science and improve patient care via regular free audio podcasts, letters to the Editor, and news via Twitter and Facebook.
Editor in Chief: Catherine Otto