News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists
Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis
Evidence suggests that relatives offered the opportunity to observe cardiopulmonary resuscitation at home are less likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
Babies denied their mothers’ milk are more likely to suffer from chronic inflammation as adults, increasing their chances of disease, disability and early death, a study has found.
At least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, according to a new study commissioned by the NHS.
A neck artery that starts to narrow may be an early warning of memory and thinking decline, US research suggests.
A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.
Poorer people who suffer from strokes are more likely to receive a sub-standard level of care, suggests a new study by UK researchers.
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This is the first of a two-part unit on arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis, and focuses on background information and basic interpretation of ABGs where no evident compensation is taking place. It discusses the various components on an ABG report, the normal ranges and the significance of abnormal readings.