The online home for the primary care professionals managing patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related diseases.

Topic: Cardiovascular disease - Primary Care

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.
Category: Editorial
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.
Thursday, 04 October 2018
The most extensive systematic assessment of effects of omega‐3 fats on cardiovascular health to date suggests that increasing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has little or no effect on mortality or cardiovascular health.
Monday, 08 April 2019
Our regular Evidence in Practice feature summarizes recent scientific papers focusing on different aspects of cardiovascular medicine. This month we feature recent research showing that anti-inflammatory biological drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart in patients with the condition. Over one year of treatment, biological therapy improved coronary artery plaques in a manner similar to a low-dose statin.
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Addition of rivaroxaban to aspirin lowers major vascular events but increases major bleeding in patients with stable coronary artery disease. There was no significant increase in intracranial bleeding or other critical organ bleeding. There was also a significant net benefit in favour of rivaroxaban plus aspirin and deaths were reduced by 23%.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The first Health Survey England (HSE) in 1994 revealed a ‘rule of halves’ since only half of people with hypertension were diagnosed, of which half were treated and of those, only half were controlled. Have matters improved over the more than 20 years since the first HSE survey?
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Primary care professionals are often the first point of contact for those needing support or advice following experience of an out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). A number of useful resources are available to help healthcare professionals, patients and their families following an OHCA.
Category: Have You Heard
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