Clinicians should offer statins to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), under new treatment standards for the condition from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
People who work long hours have an increased risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm, according to a major study involving UK researchers.
Specialist nurses will play a key role in delivering a new nationwide genetic testing service for a potentially deadly heart condition.
Long-term daily aspirin use is linked to a higher than expected risk of “disabling or fatal” bleeding in adults aged 75 or over, according to researchers in Oxford.
Theresa Winter, an Essex-based specialist cardiac nurse, was fortunately on hand last month to successfully give cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a dog walker who had collapsed in the street.
There is an anticoagulant “treatment gap” in patients with the form of atrial fibrillation (AF) that comes and goes, according to UK researchers.
The established practice that all heart attack patients should routinely receive beta-blockers has been challenged by UK researchers.
Two UK studies have revealed the potential dangers to health from Western society’s increasingly sedentary lifestyles.
A large study of 3.5 million people has found that apparently “healthy” obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events than the general population.
Men and women with heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with some of the most common types of cancer, according to a new UK study.