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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to recent research.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using medications and lifestyle therapies, according to a new study. Up to 40% of study participants were able to stay in remission three months after stopping diabetes medications.
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Detailed results from the FOURIER cardiovascular outcomes trial on evolocumab were presented at a late-breaking oral presentation at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington DC recently. This is the first major outcomes study to be published for a PCSK9 inhibitor – a new class of cholesterol-lowering medicines.
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases increase in older adults and are a common cause of morbidity and mortality. This article by Dr David Milne examines whether we can reduce cardiovascular risk in the elderly, and if so, should we try to do so?
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 05 April 2017
The recent British Society for Heart Failure meeting included presentations from some of the UK’s leading experts in heart failure. This report focuses on some of the topics that will be useful to professionals in primary care with an interest in heart failure management. 
Category: Editorial
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Monday, 20 March 2017
The British Heart Foundation is pressing for a renewed focus on improving the diagnosis and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia, and adoption of a nationwide cascade screening programme for first-degree relatives. The article includes best practice tips for busy primary healthcare professionals.
Category: Editorial
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
A new study questions the feasibility and value of primary care screening for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The PIPETTE study is the first UK study of PAD prevalence for nearly a decade.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Atrial fibrillation patients with insulin-requiring diabetes are at greater risk of suffering a stroke or systemic embolism than those with non-insulin requiring diabetes, or no diabetes at all. While diabetes is a known risk factor for thromboembolic events, this finding sheds new light on the role of insulin in the clinical setting.
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a new study of 1.7 million people.
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Thursday, 02 February 2017
A French observational study has found that use of a beta-blocker early after myocardial infarction (MI) (within 48 hours) is associated with a substantial reduction in 30-day mortality in people who do not have heart failure. However, continuing with beta-blockers was not associated with a significant reduction in mortality at 1 year.

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