News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists
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.
Hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to a systematic review of the current evidence.
Latest research: cardiology
Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact.
Osteogenesis imperfecta - commonly known as brittle bone disease - is a rare inherited disease that can present as trauma fractures in babies and children.
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“Sensible diet cuts heart attack risk in months,” The Times reports after a randomised controlled trial found evidence that following current UK diet guidelines can reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
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