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Topic: Prevention - Primary Care

Monday, 21 May 2018
Becoming more physically active after a myocardial infarction halves the risk of dying within four years, according to research presented at the EuroPrevent 2018 congress.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Young people who watch one extra junk-food advert a week (over the average of six) consume an additional 350 calories in foods high in salt, sugar, and fat (HFSS) every week (18,000 each year).
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Chris Arden, Editor-in-chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal With New Year fading into the distance and the days getting longer, our attention focuses on what this year will bring in cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Treating periodontitis (gum disease) could help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels and may reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, according to a new study published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Using a healthy lifestyle smartphone application helps to slow artery ageing, according to results from the EVIDENT II trial presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 conference.
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.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Recent guidelines recommend two key steps to reduce ischaemic stroke in people with atrial fibrillation: 1. Improving the assessment of stroke risk and 2. Increasing the use of evidence-based anticoagulant therapy. In this article, leading specialists explain how to apply current guidelines to improve current practice in stroke prevention.
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, 21 February 2018
Hypertension is the most important single risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). It affects over 25% of adults in England, but more than 5.5 million people remain undiagnosed. Although the number of adults with untreated hypertension has fallen, England’s performance still lags behind achievements in countries such as Canada and the USA, and there is scope for improvement.
Category: Editorial
Monday, 12 September 2016
A new case study shows the significant reduction in atrial fibrillation-related stroke incidence achieved using the GRASP-AF audit tool. The case study, from West Hampshire CCG, highlights improvements in key measures including a 4% reduction in the number of patients treated inappropriately, a 5% increase in the use of oral anticoagulation therapy and a 10% reduction in AF-related strokes.
Category: Case Study

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