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Cardiology Nursing

News and practice for cardiology nurse specialists

Cognitive problems common in patients after cardiac arrest

Cognitive problems common in those who have survived cardiac arrest


Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention, according to Swedish researchers.

Aspirin use ‘surging’ in US as cardiovascular preventative


A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the US are now taking a daily dose of aspirin as a method of trying to preventing a cardiovascular event.  

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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'


A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

“Short bursts of vigorous exercise helps prevent early death,” The Independent reports after an Australian study found vigorous exercise, such as jogging, reduced the risk of premature death.