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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

Aspirin use ‘surging’ in US as cardiovascular preventative


A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the US are now taking a daily dose of aspirin as a method of trying to preventing a cardiovascular event.  

New score predicts cardiovascular risk for ‘anyone in world’ over 40


Researchers have developed a new risk score which they claim can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in patients aged 40 years or older in any country.

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Staff afraid to raise concerns? Nothing to do with us, Sir Robert


In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.

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Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

“Short bursts of vigorous exercise helps prevent early death,” The Independent reports after an Australian study found vigorous exercise, such as jogging, reduced the risk of premature death.