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Topic: Cardiovascular risk - Primary Care

Thursday, 22 March 2018
This case study presents a challenging everyday clinical situation for you to review with guidance from an expert in the field.
Category: Case Study
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Working with patients who are not willing to engage fully with healthcare services is a common occurrence. The process requires patience and a focus on providing the patient with full information about their condition and then allowing them to make decisions about their treatment. Here, Dr Terry McCormack (GP and Cardiovascular Lead, North Yorks) describes the approach of his practice to a man with hypertension.
Category: Case Study
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to recent research.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Postmenopausal women who suffer complete tooth loss may be at higher risk of developing future hypertension. A recent study that edentulism (complete tooth loss) may serve as an early warning sign for increased hypertension risk.
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
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
NHS England has announced that millions of people are to be offered checks for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation at GP surgeries and local pharmacies, as part of a drive to prevent heart disease and early deaths.
Category: Have You Heard
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Elevated blood pressure (BP) is the main global risk factor for premature morbidity and mortality, and the prevalence of hypertensive heart disease is not declining over time. Improved control of high BP is, therefore, fundamental to further prevention of CVD, and adoption of treatment guidelines can have a positive impact on BP-related outcomes.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an important marker of subclinical cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from the US. A systematic review and meta-analysis of 28 studies, was designed to assess whether ED could be a simple and effective CV disease risk stratification tool.
Friday, 08 March 2019
Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas, the NHS Long Term Plan recognises that CVD is the single biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 08 March 2019
In the 70 years since the NHS was founded there have indeed been remarkable successes in reducing mortality from common conditions, an important example being deaths due to heart and circulatory disease. Yet the statistics show that there is more to be done to prevent the toll of premature death and years of disability associated with CVD. For this reason, we welcome the continuing focus on CVD prevention as set out in this publication, produced with the support of PHE and NHS England.
Category: Editorial

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