A low-cost, rapid blood test that spots whether people are at risk of a heart attack could improve the treatment of people with chest pain at emergency departments, suggests an international study.
Practice nurses and GPs are being urged to talk to patients about their family history of heart disease by a charity, in the wake of latest survey results.
GPs and nurses have been told they must do more to seek out people at risk of an inherited condition that causes exceptionally high cholesterol.
Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in the morning, according to French researchers.
Long term use of statins is associated with a 30% heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes in susceptible individuals, suggests a large study from the US.
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Two specialist cardiac nurses have helped raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.
The senior nurse at the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital has said nursing staff “really deserve” the royal title being given to the organisation, following their “fantastic contribution” over the years.
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.
Taking aspirin twice a day rather than just once may increase the chances of staving off cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes, suggests a new small-scale study.
The risk of a patient developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) increases with their height, with taller people more likely to experience it, according to Swedish researchers.