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Topic: Myocardial infarction - Primary Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Painkillers considered harmless by the general public are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest, according to recent research.
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
Monday, 19 March 2018
Research from an observational study in 9000 patients presented at the recent Acute Cardiovascular Care 2018 congress found that heart attack patients prescribed antidepressants have a lower 1-year survival rate than those not on antidepressants. The study found that those prescribed antidepressants at discharge from hospital after a heart attack had a 66% greater risk of mortality one year later than patients not prescribed the drugs, although they noted the cause is not necessarily related directly to the antidepressants.
Friday, 05 August 2016
The updated NICE guideline on post-myocardial infarction care (CG 172) provides a benchmark for primary care. In this article, Ivan Benett and Jennifer Yung highlight the five key tasks for general practice in caring for someone who has suffered a heart attack.
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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