History of the British Cardiovascular Society

Coats, C. J. (2022) History of the British Cardiovascular Society. Heart, 108(10), pp. 761-766. (doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320139) (PMID:35459725)

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In 2022, the British Cardiovascular Society celebrates the centenary of its foundation. Starting out as a small group of government-appointed physicians interested in heart disease, the Cardiac Club has grown and adapted to represent all those working in cardiovascular care and research. The historical stages of the organisation’s development are outlined, alongside major innovations in science and technology providing context for a rapidly changing medical world. Only a small part of the history of cardiology in Britain is told, with greater emphasis on describing the broader need for services, skilled workforce, healthcare policy and continuing education. Above all, the history of the British Cardiovascular Society is a story of people and places. The people are those with vision, attitude and leadership to improve the care of communities across the world. The places are those that enabled conversation, innovation and freedom to bring about change. It is hard to believe the remarkable progress in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heart disease over 100 years, but a thriving modern Society must be the greatest legacy of its founders.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Humans, systematic reviews as topic, delivery of healthcare, Leadership, Cardiology, health care economics and organisations, Physicians, organisational objectives, Heart Diseases
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Coats, Dr Caroline
Authors: Coats, C. J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Heart
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1468-201X
Published Online:22 April 2022

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