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Updated. News articles, statements and commentary EXCEL and NOBLE trials

EXCEL Trial SCTS Statement Official Response Joint Society Statement BCIS Statement  David Taggart Response 1.     EXCEL trial (8th December 2016) https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1610227 2.     EXCEL trial 5-year outcomes (28th September 2019)  https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1909406 https://solaci.org/_files/tct-2019/excel-5yearpdf.pdf 3.     TCTMD commentary (7th October 2019) https://www.tctmd.com/news/former-excel-investigator-alleges-trial-manipulation-prompting-vehement-denials 4.     Medscape commentary (8th November 2019) https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/920997#vp_2 5.     BBC news story (9th December 2019) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50715156 6.     EACTS initial response to Newsnight article (9th […]

The EXCEL Trial, BBC Newsnight 9th December 2019

BBC News Article 9th December The BBC Newsnight Program, broadcast on Monday 9th December, about the EXCEL clinical trial has, understandably, caused anxiety for some patients and their families. The EXCEL trial compared bypass surgery or stents for the treatment of narrowing of the left main coronary artery – the artery that supplies blood to […]

Mr Ionescu 90th Birthday Fellowships

SCTS-Ionescu 90 Fellowships to celebrate the 90th birthday of our benefactor SCTS-Ionescu 90 Travelling Fellowship for consultant SCTS-Ionescu 90 Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships SCTS-Ionescu 90 NTN Trainee Travelling Fellowship SCTS-Ionescu 90 NTN Small Travelling Award SCTS-Ionescu 90 Non-NTN Surgical Fellowships SCTS-Ionescu 90 Non-NTN small travel award SCTS-Ionescu 90 Medical Student Fellowships SCTS-Ionescu 90 […]

SCTS 2020 Registration now Open!!

Registration is now open for the SCTS Annual Meeting 2020. Please click here to register. Early bird discounted rates available until 31st January. For Nurse group bookings buy 5 get the 6th FREE. A programme will be available in the new year.

Hawke’s Bay Hospital New Zealand Looking for a Cardiologist

Cardiologist Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini. Success is not the work of one, but the work of many. We are seeking a suitably qualified cardiologist to join our team who can contribute to the development of our cardiology service. We are seeking a specialist with skills and experience primarily […]

Annual Fellowships for 2020

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the Annual Fellowships for 2020  sponsored by Mr Marian Ionescu. The broad range of the Fellowships allows all SCTS members to benefit – Consultants, all grades of Trainees, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students. Mr Ionescu has […]

National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Every year NICOR publishes reports on the cardiac outcomes from the major audits it undertakes. The National Cardiovascular Audit (NCAP) report is a combined document which brings together the 6 cardiac audits NICOR undertakes. These are: Adult cardiac surgery Adult percutaneous coronary interventions Congenital heart disease in children and […]