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A staff nurse from Dolgellau Hospital has won a prestigious award from the British Heart Foundation for her dedication to preventing cardiovascular disease.
NHS England has announced decisive changes to which hospitals carry out congenital heart disease surgery – and faced immediate challenge from some of the trusts that are set to lose the service.
Nurse staffing pressures were a major factor in why some patients received poor care, an independent review of children’s cardiac services in Bristol has suggested.
Media stories about statins 'cut compliance'Subscription
Controversy over the risks and benefits of statins, covered widely in the media, was followed by a temporary increase in the number of patients stopping their treatment, according to researchers.
NICE backs more options for high cholesterol Subscription
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended new drug treatments as an option for hypercholesterolaemia.
Teach schoolchildren how to do CPR, say nursesSubscription
A motion was passed at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference today backing the mandatory training of schoolchildren in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.
Heart drug may reduce diabetes-related blindnessSubscription
A drug originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness, according to UK researchers.
Breastfeeding improves preterm heart developmentSubscription
Breastfeeding premature babies has for the first time been shown to improve long-term heart structure and function.
As many as three out of five cases of diabetes may be attributable to poor cardiovascular health factors, according to a US study.
Marriage could ‘improve heart attack survival’Subscription
Being married could improve the likelihood of surviving a heart attack and is associated with a reduced length of hospital stay, according to findings from a UK study.