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A new drug combination for heart failure, which has proven superior to current treatments for the condition in trials, has been licensed for use in the UK.
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A new generation of tests enables accident and emergency clinicians to accurately “rule in” or “rule out” a myocardial infarction within one hour of the onset of chest pain, according to researchers.
A national screening programme has prevented 2,500 cardiovascular events over the last five years in England, according to the first evaluation of the initiative.
We talk to Karen Jackson, standards and practice matron at Guy’s and St Thomas’, who has been a qualified nurse for 15 years.
A 10-year study of 300,000 patients has found rapid rates in the uptake of stenting treatment that greatly improves chances of survival after they have suffered a major heart attack.
Vascular risk factors, including a history of hypertension and diabetes, have been found to be associated with the development of psychosis in patient with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dieting or aerobic exercise training improved the ability of older, obese heart failure patients to exercise without experiencing shortness of breath, according to US researchers.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has backtracked on draft guidance on the drug ezetimibe (Ezetrol) for treating adults with primary hypercholesterolaemia.
Treating blood pressure below current targets significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and death, regardless of blood pressure before treatment, according to researchers.
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.