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Medical love-in on the cards

With cupid in the air and thousands of Scots hoping to receive anonymously signed cards from admirers on Valentine's Day tomorrow, an august body of medical experts has timed its latest gathering to perfection.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow will host a conference in the city tomorrow on the subject of what becomes of the broken hearted.

However, it will not be about the lovelorn. Instead speakers will discuss the latest advances in the four key areas of heart disease: heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disorders and heart rhythm problems.

Experts from across the UK and Europe, including Dr William Wijns from EuroPCR in Belgium, Dr Bernard Prendergast from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Professor John Camm from London, will attend. Consultant cardiologist and President of the British Cardiovascular Society, Dr Iain Simpson said: "The Valentine's Day Symposium provides an outstanding education forum for all cardiovascular healthcare professionals in our collective battle against heart disease."

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