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Editorial

Saturday, 08 June 2013
"There are two objects of medical education: to heal the sick and to advance the science."
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
Through the support of NHS Improvement, Guidance on Risk Assessment for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (GRASP-AF) has been rolled out nationally. Nearly 2,000 practices have adopted the GRASP concept, representing an overall population of 13 million.
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
Exercise is a preventive tool in combating cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity: an extra 12 minutes a day could make a big difference.
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
In-house D-dimer testing and the Wells Score combined meant that cases were referred to secondary care only when patients were strongly suspected to have VTE or pulmonary embolism. Some 86% of VTE cases had properly documented risk assessment.
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
"The hardest conviction to get into the mind of a beginner is that the education upon which he is engaged is not a medical course but a life course, for which the work of a few years under teachers is but a preparation."Sir William Osler (1849-1919), from The Student of Medicine.
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
The 2012 ESC guidelines on heart failure, published only two years after the updated NICE guideline, spell out therapeutic advances about which doctors need to be aware. They include recommendations on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs), ivabradine and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT).
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
For most people symptoms can be controlled by optimal medical management and healthy lifestyle choices. Revascularisation gives symptom relief but is not without risk, and its long-term benefits remain uncertain.
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Saturday, 08 June 2013
Drugs don't work in people who don't take them. This is a problem that affects 57% of all patients prescribed drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a recent meta-analysis combining data from more than 370,000 patients.
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