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  • On the move with cardiac assessmentSubscription

    28 September, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

  • A nurse-led elective cardioversion serviceSubscription

    26 October, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    No nurse relishes the prospect of telling a patient that their procedure or operation has had to be cancelled. Avoiding this was one of the main incentives of coronary care charge nurse Nick Mills who, in 2003, set up a nurse-led elective cardioversion service at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

  • Scottish cardio risk scorecard helps deprived groups.Subscription

    8 November, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A scorecard developed in Scotland to assess cardiovascular risk can effectively re-focus preventative care to more socially deprived groups, according to a new study.

  • Folic acid could reduce heart disease and strokeSubscription

    24 November, 2006Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Folic acid should be used as a cheap way of reducing heart disease and stroke, according to UK research.

  • Blood test can predict severe cardiac eventsSubscription

    10 January, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A blood protein test accurately predicts the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stoke and death in patients with cardiovascular disease, according to new research.

  • London's cardiac survival rate doublesSubscription

    1 February, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The cardiac arrest survival rate in London has more than doubled in the past six years, according to latest figures from the London Ambulance Service.

  • Coronary heart disease guidelines for ScotlandSubscription

    6 February, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    New heart disease guidelines for Scotland have been produced, aimed at reducing more than 7,000 deaths and 27,000 cardiovascular deaths over the next give years.

  • Siestas may reduce cardiovascular riskSubscription

    13 February, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Taking a siesta can reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease, especially among working men, according to a Greek study.

  • Cardiff nurses go travellingSubscription

    5 March, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Three nurses from Cardiff and Vale NHS Trusthave been awarded 'Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarships'.

  • Pre-eclampsia increases later cardiac riskSubscription

    5 November, 2007 By Clare Lomas

    Women who suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have heart disease in later life, according to London researchers.

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