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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists



New score predicts cardiovascular risk for ‘anyone in world’ over 40

26-Mar-2015

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.

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Question mark over benefits of HRT for women after menopause

10-Mar-2015

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.

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Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change

Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change Subscription Required

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.

Fractures occur commonly in infancy and childhood, but decrease after puberty

Assessing and managing osteogenesis imperfecta Subscription Required

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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'Some good news for care of the older person'

30-Mar-2015

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.

Following UK dietary advice may cut heart disease risk

Following UK dietary advice may cut heart disease risk

“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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