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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.
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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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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Heart failure (HF) is a devastating clinical syndrome characterised by a constellation of symptoms and signs in the presence of reduced cardiac function. Comorbidity is almost inherent as HF is often the culmination of chronic disease processes such as ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and valve disease and its treatment may precipitate comorbidities such as gout, erectile dysfunction (ED) and acute kidney injury (AKI).
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Thursday, 22 March 2018
Free of charge 2 day CPD approved GP programme chaired by Dr Matt Kearney.  Includes preventing heart attacks and strokes at scale, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, heart failure and heart valve disease.  Plus streams on diabetes, obesity, women’s health, dermatology, older people, end of life, 180 exhibitors and hands-on workshops.
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
In 2015 West Hampshire CCG (WHCCG) recognised that there was a significant burden of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), which was resulting in an excess of preventable strokes. This could be improved by the prescription of anticoagulation in those at increased risk. 
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
NHS RightCare is a national NHS England-supported programme helping to ensure that the best possible care is delivered as efficiently as possible, and that this care is right for patients and will help ensure a sustainable NHS, now and for the future.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Raised blood cholesterol is a major risk factor in developing coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Effective and well-tolerated lipid-lowering treatment improves outcomes for patients with elevated cholesterol, especially those with familial hypercholesterolaemia.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
This article seeks to demonstrate the close relationship between cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It also highlights the importance of identifying people with CKD as a means of recognising people at high risk of both cardiovascular events and unplanned admissions.
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