News

Ischemic heart disease and primary care: identifying gender-related differences April 2019 Gender-related differences are seen in multiple aspects of both health and illness. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a pathology in which diagnostic, treatment and prognostic differences are seen... Read More →
Knowledge And Attitudes Of Primary Care Doctors In The Management Of Risk For Cardiovascular Disease April 2019 Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is suboptimal. The purposes of a recent study were to identify practice patterns and barriers among US... Read More →
Diagnosis And Acute Management Of Stroke And Transient Ischaemic Attacks April 2019 Advice in a new NICE stroke guideline covers: how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaiemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly when people... Read More →
Drug-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease April 2019 Guidance has been issued on drug-eluding stents for the treatment of coronary heart disease. Drug-eluting stents are recommended as a possible treatment for people with coronary artery disease only... Read More →
National Stroke Strategy April 2019 This national strategy is intended to provide a quality framework to secure improvements to stroke services, to provide guidance and support to commissioners and strategic health authorities and... Read More →
Asthma Guidelines April 2019 The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) issued the first comprehensive update in a decade of clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The guidelines... Read More →
Hyperkalaemic Paralysis Presenting As ST-Elevation Myocardial Infraction March 2019 Hyperkalaemic paralysis due to renal failure is a rare but potentially life threatening event.

A report in Cases Journal presents a 61 yr old Caucasian male who had sudden onset ascending... Read More →
Accuracy In the Diagnosis Of Left Ventricular Dysfunction In Primary Care March 2019 Research was carried out to assess the accuracy of findings from the clinical history, symptoms, signs and diagnostic tests (ECG, CXR and natriuretic peptides) in relation to the diagnosis of left... Read More →
Treatment Of Heart Attack Guidance March 2019 The National Infarct Angioplasty Project (NIAP) is a feasibility study looking at how far primary angioplasty can be rolled out as the main treatment for heart attack in place of clot-busting drugs.... Read More →
Economic Modelling For Vascular Checks March 2019 A technical consultation has been published which outlines the modelling work the Department of Health has undertaken in the last year to establish the clinical and cost effectiveness of the... Read More →

Resources

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women April 2019 This newly revised handbook provides new information on women?s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing...
The Lancet March 2019 The Lancet

Available for both iPad & iPhone, the new and improved The Lancet app is free to download and offers...
CHEST Journal App March 2019 It just got a whole lot easier to keep up with the most recent and compelling information in the multidisciplinary...
Stroke Trials March 2019 During my vascular neurology fellowship, I found myself frequently unable to remember the details of landmark trials and...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most February 2019 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
Helping Children understand the Effects of Stroke on Loved Ones January 2019 Speedy treatment is essential to saving lives and preventing brain damage during a stroke. But the rapid pace of events...
Heart online January 2019 The online version of the journal Heart (formerly the British Heart Journal). Heart is a journal covering advances in...
AuntMinnie cardiac imaging community January 2019 AuntMinnie.com, one of the fastest-growing online resources for radiology professionals worldwide, has launched a Cardiac...
Rates of survival for heart surgery December 2018 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
British Cardiovascular Society December 2018 The British Cardiac Society was established in 1922, and is involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and...
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