Dorset Heart Clinic Consultant Cardiologist named Editor-in-Chief of Prestigious Global Cardiology Journal
Dr Peter O’Kane, a Dorset Heart Clinic consultant interventional cardiologist has been named editor-in-chief of the global medical journal, Interventional Cardiology: Reviews, Research and Resources.
Dr Peter O’Kane will edit the journal – which contains evidence-based and peer-reviewed content showcasing the best research and innovation in cardiology from around the world – alongside his role as a cardiologist at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, part of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
The print and online journal allows clinicians to share information and cardiology updates quickly while also playing host to live educational events and teaching sessions.
Dr O’Kane said: “During the pandemic, medial professionals relied heavily on quick, reliable information and this has continued. Being the editor-in-chief allows our trust to network with professionals and researchers from around the world and brings the newest innovative studies and trials directly into our hospitals.”
Continuing the trust’s contribution to education, research and practice, the cardiology department takes part in many international studies such as interventional trials, electrophysiology trials and heart failure studies. While in treatment, patients are offered clinical trials and many patients have given their time to help further research.
Dr O’Kane added: “For me, getting this position is a reflection on how fantastic the cardiology unit is and how much we contribute as a team. I am eager to use my cardiology experience to help develop the medical journal and I am optimistic about the opportunities this will bring into the Trust.”
If you have any heart concerns or symptoms and would like to be reviewed, please contact the Dorset Heart Clinic to be seen by one of our expert cardiologists. We will always provide an appointment within a few days of being contacted.