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.
It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.
Behind the Headlines
“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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