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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.
Monday, 21 May 2018
Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented at the recent EuroPrevent 2018 congress.
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Monday, 21 May 2018
Becoming more physically active after a myocardial infarction halves the risk of dying within four years, according to research presented at the EuroPrevent 2018 congress.
Monday, 21 May 2018
Recent research shows that several European countries, including the UK, are struggling to meet World Health Organization (WHO) 2030 hepatitis C elimination goals.
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Friday, 18 May 2018
An educational workshop at the 2017 Issues & Answers conference highlighted heart valve disease and the important role of primary care in its effective management. Across the UK approximately 1.5 million people >65 years are currently affected by the disease numbers predicted to more than double to 3.3 million by 2056.
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 03 May 2018
Cardiovascular disease is a much more preventable issue than many healthcare professionals realise. Medical advances, together with reduced premature mortality from CVD  and increased life expectancy, means that on top of the demands of an ageing population we are also living ‘less-well’ for longer, and creating a different kind of pressure on services.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 27 April 2018
The recent British Society for Heart Failure meeting included presentations from some of the UK’s leading experts in HF. This report focuses on some of the topics that will be useful to professionals in primary care with an interest in HF management. 
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