Readership: Specialist trainees and consultants in cardiology, as well as trainees in other specialties such as intensive care, acute medicine, and respiratory medicine.
Edited by Hung-Fat Tse, William MW Mong Professor in Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Gregory Y. Lip, Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Unit, City Hospital Birmingham, UK, and Andrew J. Stewart Coats, The Norwich Research Park Professor-at-Large, UEA, Norwich, UK
Hung-Fat Tse was born in Hong Kong and received his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in the Department of
Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, and his cardiac-electrophysiology training fellowship at the University of Michigan, USA. He was awarded the Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal for his MD Thesis and Outstanding Young Researcher Award of University of Hong Kong for year 2002-3, Outstanding Researcher Award of University of Hong Kong for year 2007-2008. Since 1996, he has held academic appointments at the University of Hong Kong, and is currently Professor of Medicine, William MW Mong Professor in Cardiology, and Academic Chief in the Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine and Deputy Director, Research Center of the Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging. He has over 300 publications including 260 full papers in international scientific journals.
Andrew Stewart Coats studied Medicine at St. Catherine's College, Oxford (pre-clinical) and Cambridge (clinical) at Addenbrooke's Hospital. He completed a research DM in Cardiology at Oxford, and also holds a DSc. on the scientific basis of heart failure from Imperial College, London. Andrew was appointed the Inaugural Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Imperial College, London in 1996 and was at this time also Director of Cardiology of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust, and subsequently its Associate Medical Director (R+D). Andrew was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2002, and then as Sydney's Deputy Vice-Chancellor in 2006 until his return to the UK in 2010. He is presently
Norwich Research Park Professor-at-large at the University of East Anglia, and also holds the visiting positions of Professor of Medicine at Sydney, Consulting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Gregory Lip is Consultant Cardiologist, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the Haemostasis Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Unit at City Hospital Birmingham. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Human Hypertension, Section Editor for Thrombosis & Haemostasis, and Associate Editor for Thrombosis Research. He is on the Editorial Boards of over 10 other medical journals. Professor Lip was Clinical Adviser to the guideline development group that wrote the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) evidence-based national guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation. He co-authored the American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy as well as guidelines from the European Heart Rhythm Association. He is a Nucleus
Committee Member of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on 'Hypertension and the Heart', and is secretary of the Scientific Documents Committee of the European Heart Rhythm Association.
2: Clinical Presentations
3: Cardiac Arrhythmias
5: Ischaemic heart disease
6: Heart failure
7: Valvular heart diseases
8: Pulmonary vascular diseases
9: Pericardial diseases
10: Peripheral vascular diseases
11: Cardiac consultations and emergencies