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Matters of the heart

In the September issue, we delve into a spectrum of pressing medical concerns, aiming to shed light on pivotal advancements and emerging perspectives. Our focus on cardiovascular (CV) health uncovers critical dimensions, from hypertension to heart failure (HF) and beyond.

Hypertension, a leading contributor to CV morbidity and mortality, remains a formidable challenge. Our articles examine approaches to management, emphasising the importance of early intervention and lifestyle modifications. 

We explore the cardiorenal protection of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, which is an example of the evolution of therapeutic strategies that encompass both CV and renal health. Don’t miss our article on page 6 about the approval of empagliflozin for the management of HF. 

Moreover, we delve into atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, hypercholerolaemia, premature ventricular complexes, and hypertension, unraveling intricate connections and therapeutic breakthroughs that redefine patient care paradigms. 

Turning to the realm of psychiatric health, we look at the intricate interplay of depression and anxiety, and the launch of cariprazine for the treatment of schizophrenia. 

As we navigate these diverse medical landscapes, our commitment remains steadfast: To provide healthcare professionals with insights that transcend conventional boundaries. By forging connections between seemingly disparate topics, we foster a holistic approach to patient care, recognising that health challenges are often multifaceted.

Don’t forget to book your seat for this year’s South African Heart Association Congress (27-29 October) in Johannesburg. For more information go to:

Hope you enjoy the read!


René Bosman

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Future projects you might want to invest in

Congress calendar
Specialist Forum is excited to announce the launch of its digital South African congress calendar. We would like you to join us in this new venture and offer you opportunities to showcase your brand. To see an example of the calendar click here.

Oncology guide
We are developing a CPD-accredited guide for oncologists.  Articles will be written by KOL and our team of expert medical writers. Click here to see an example.

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