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Topic: Cardiovascular risk - Primary Care

Thursday, 16 June 2016
Morbidity and mortality for women with COPD is increasing. This systematic review uncovers how women seem to experience COPD differently to men, and helps health care professionals to provide an individualised approach to caring for these patients.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss programme during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes only 30 seconds, according to a new randomised trial of over 1800 people in the UK.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Men and women suffering from heart failure have a higher risk of death than people with some common types of cancer, according to results from the primary care database study. Heart failure is also accompanied by much higher rates of co-morbidity.
Monday, 19 December 2016
The UK charity Heart Valve Voice has developed the first practical guidance in heart valve disease for primary care. The disease is under-diagnosed and yet is increasing in prevalence as the population ages, so there is a need for primary care to plan an appropriate response.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 18 May 2018
An educational workshop at the 2017 Issues & Answers conference highlighted heart valve disease and the important role of primary care in its effective management. Across the UK approximately 1.5 million people >65 years are currently affected by the disease numbers predicted to more than double to 3.3 million by 2056.
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 04 October 2018
A recent study from Finland shows that children with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels >80 nmol/l had lower plasma total and LDL cholesterol levels than children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a national priority and primary care has a pivotal role in successfully addressing this urgent issue. This was the key message of Issues & Answers in Cardiovascular Disease 2015 conference, which participants and faculty said was the 'most successful' in the series to date.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 08 September 2017
HRT has been shown to reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease when taken within ten years of the menopause.  Some experts recommend that HRT is considered as part of a general prevention strategy at the onset of the menopause. However, some doctors and nurses feel apprehensive about this as they are confused about the association of HRT with cardiovascular disease.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
A study suggests that high-risk patients are being under-prescribed statins whereas patients in low-risk categories are being overtreated. Researchers have shown that statins are usually prescribed without recording of the QRISK2 cardiovascular risk assessment score recommended by NICE. Even when a score is documented, the majority of high-risk patients do not receive statins

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