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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

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NICE approves new oral anti-coagulant for atrial fibrillation


The drug edoxaban has been given the official seal of approval for NHS use in preventing stroke and blood clots in patients with a common heart disorder.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Wiltshire VTE and anticoagulation nurses win award


Nursing staff at Salisbury District Hospital who assess, manage and treat patients for blood clots are celebrating winning a national award.

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Superficial surgical site infection

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Surgical site infections are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Delivering quality care during the perioperative period is critical to preventing SSIs.

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia

Nurse-led treatment for occipital neuralgia Subscription Required

Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.

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Kathryn Godfrey

Sorry seems to be the hardest word


Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.

Olive oil and wholegrains 'lower heart disease risk'

Olive oil and wholegrains 'lower heart disease risk'

“Butter isn’t better than margarine after all,” declares the Mail Online, after a new study found eating less saturated fat does indeed lower the risk of heart disease.


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