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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

More testing needed by practice nurses to cut cost of hypertension


Practice nurses should test patients more frequently for high blood pressure, according to an action plan published by Public Health England aimed at tackling the condition that includes new figures suggesing it costs the NHS £2bn every year.

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Heart symptoms 'persist in most all-clear patients'

Heart disease symptoms 'persist in most patients' given all-clear


Most people who are given the all-clear after undergoing tests for coronary heart disease still report persistent symptoms up to a year-and-a-half later, a new study suggests.

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Is chest pain always an emergency?

Is chest pain always an emergency? Subscription Required

Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR

Using music to maintain the correct rhythm during CPR Subscription Required

Achieving the recommended compression rate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be difficult, but music can help to improve skills in the short term

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Hand hygiene reminder light should be in nurses’ heads not on a badge


Last week we reported that staff at Doncaster Royal Infirmary are trialling a traffic light-style hand hygiene reminder tool.

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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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