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Thursday, 16 August 2018
Increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease (CHD) including angina and myocardial infarction a longer lifespan, according to a new long-term Norwegian study.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
A new study shows that medicines effective in treating type 2 diabetes in adults do not slow disease progression in young people. The researchers commented that this is a disturbing finding as type 2 diabetes among young is a growing problem.
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Thursday, 16 August 2018
A large, multicentre randomised control trial comparing combination low-dose rivaroxaban (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) in people with stable peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or carotid artery disease (CAD) showed that combination therapy reduced the composite primary outcome of cardiovascular death, stroke or myocardial infarction and increased the risk of major bleeds compared with aspirin (100 mg once daily) alone.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Using a healthy lifestyle smartphone application helps to slow artery ageing, according to results from the EVIDENT II trial presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 conference.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
‘Virtual’ follow-up visits for patients with hypertension appeared to be just as effective as clinic visits in helping maintain blood pressure control. A US study found no significant difference in outcomes, including the need for specialist referrals or hospitalization, between patients checking in with their primary care physicians via a secure website to report aspects of their hypertension care and those who did so in the practice.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Loneliness injures the heart and is a strong predictor of premature death, according to a study presented at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes than living alone, in both men and women.
Monday, 11 June 2018
ESC/EACTS guidelines for Valvular Heart Disease (VHD) management were updated in 2017 and has since impacted individual patient suitability for Aortic Stenosis treatment. A visual summary of the latest VHD management guidelines is now available. Download yours now!
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, according to a recent paper in the BMJ. They remain at a 60% greater risk of stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) than patients without AF.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Young people who watch one extra junk-food advert a week (over the average of six) consume an additional 350 calories in foods high in salt, sugar, and fat (HFSS) every week (18,000 each year).
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
New research from Sweden presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity, shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a 61% fall in the risk of developing malignant melanoma skin cancer, and a 42% drop in the risk of skin cancer in general.

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