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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

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NICE backs self-testing devices for patients at risk from blood clots


The number of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots could be reduced if patients were offered the chance to monitor themselves at home, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Statins 'increase diabetes risk'

Statins linked to 'small' increase in diabetes risk


Cholesterol-lowering drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes because of the way they function, research has shown.

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Ebola is not just 'somebody else's problem'


The horrifying ebola epidemic currently running out of control in West Africa seemed a distant problem not too long ago.

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High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

“Salty diet ‘causes 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year’,” reports The Daily Telegraph.


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