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Topic: Cardiovascular risk - Primary Care

Friday, 30 June 2017
The leading UK cardiovascular conference for the whole primary care team. Expert presenters and a down-to-earth approach help health professionals translate the latest evidence into daily practice and optimise patient care. Participants also receive 9 hours CPD credits. Book now to attend this inspirational event and take advantage of our Early Bird discount.
Category: Editorial
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a new study of 1.7 million people.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
The benefits of statin therapy have been repeatedly underestimated, and the harms exaggerated, due to misinterpretation of the evidence, according to the authors of a major review published in The Lancet recently.
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Over recent years there has been growing attention on cardiovascular disease prevention through improved detection and management of the high risk conditions such as atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in different parts of the country. Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention describes a number of encouraging national developments.
Category: Have You Heard
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Positive evidence for the benefits of the NHS Health Check has been published in the first report from the NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel.
Category: Have You Heard
Monday, 12 September 2016
The European Atherosclerosis Society has conducted a survey to assess the general public’s understanding of cholesterol. Professor Mike Kirby summarizes the survey findings and highlights the importance of a clear and constant focus on the JBS3 2014 consensus recommendations.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 17 July 2017
A new study has announced the new QRISK3 cardiovascular disease risk prediction algorithm. The calculator is used to work out the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years. The risk calculator is designed for use in the UK.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Vitamin D levels in the blood are linked to cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a new study from the USA. Participants in the top quartile of vitamin D had a 4.3-fold higher cardiorespiratory fitness than those in the bottom quartile.
Monday, 12 September 2016
Two injectable antibody-based therapies inhibiting the activity of PCSK9 - alirocumab and evolucumab - have recently been licensed. This paper reviews the current status of lipid management, the actions of PCSK9, and the clinical trial results achieved with PCSK9 inhibitors in early studies.
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 02 February 2017
Offering smokers a taster session at an NHS Stop Smoking Service and explaining their personal risk of developing smoking-related diseases doubles their likelihood of attending a stop smoking course.

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