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Topic: Cardiovascular risk - Primary Care

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
GP practices have a central role in the prevention of stroke. This review assessed the adequacy of primary and secondary preventive interventions that were provided for patients who were on the stroke register between January 2009 to December 2012, in the six months before and after a stroke. Eight GP practices in a deprived locality of North London participated in the review.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
An 18-year UK study in more than 24,000 subjects shows the benefits of exercise in elderly patients. The EPIC Norfolk prospective population study showed that any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk.
Friday, 23 February 2018
This useful wall chart shows how just 5-10% weight loss improves important markers of cardiovascular health, including lipids, blood pressure, diabetes risk and inflammation.
Category: Back to Basics
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.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
In the first 15 months of its operation, Bradford’s Healthy Hearts campaign has significantly improved the cardiovascular health of local people, and saved an estimated £1.2 m for the clinical commissioning group. 
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 28 April 2016
The BSH’s 18th annual meeting included a number of exciting presentations from some of the leading experts in heart failure. The report includes an update on some of the key trials that reported during the year.
Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Anti-inflammatory injections lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with previous myocardial infarction independently of lowering lipid levels, in a recent study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, 06 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
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

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