News

Drug-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease April 2017 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 →
Economic Modelling For Vascular Checks April 2017 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 →
Deaths Following Heart Surgery Could Be Reduced April 2017 Patients and clinicians alike consider coronary bypass surgery to be routine and safe, but the latest findings from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) show... Read More →
National Stroke Strategy April 2017 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 2017 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 →
Use of CT scanning to carry out individual health assessments March 2017 CT scanning uses X-rays and specialised software to create cross-sectional images of the body. The members of the expert working party who authored a recent independent report were recruited by the... Read More →
Stroke Guideline March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a guideline on the management of patients with stroke. The guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best... Read More →
Moderate Alcohol Intake Improves Endothelial Function March 2017 Moderate alcohol consumption is protective against coronary artery disease. Endothelial dysfunction contributes to atherosclerosis and the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. The effects of... Read More →
Impaired Heart Rate Recovery Is Associated With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation March 2017 Autonomic dysfunction appears to play a significant role in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), and impaired heart rate recovery (HRR) during exercise treadmill testing (ETT) is a known... Read More →
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients Undergoing Major Heart Surgery March 2017 Patients undergoing major heart surgery (MHS) represent a special subpopulation at risk for nosocomial infections. Postoperative infection is the main non-cardiac complication after MHS and has been... Read More →

Resources

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women April 2017 This newly revised handbook provides new information on women?s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing...
BHF The Yoobot To Tackle Childhood Obesity March 2017 The majority of Britain's youngsters are unaware of the devastating effects eating junk food can have, according to a...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 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 February 2017 Speedy treatment is essential to saving lives and preventing brain damage during a stroke. But the rapid pace of events...
Rates of survival for heart surgery February 2017 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
Heart online February 2017 The online version of the journal Heart (formerly the British Heart Journal). Heart is a journal covering advances in...
AuntMinnie cardiac imaging community February 2017 AuntMinnie.com, one of the fastest-growing online resources for radiology professionals worldwide, has launched a Cardiac...
British Cardiovascular Society January 2017 The British Cardiac Society was established in 1922, and is involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commissioning toolkit August 2016 A toolkit has been developed to assist commissioners, as part of the suite of documents supporting the outcomes strategy...
Blood Journal June 2016 Blood is a weekly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It was founded by Dr. William Dameshek,...
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