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Topic: Cardiovascular risk - Primary Care

Thursday, 02 February 2017
A new study shows that increased activity in the amygdala (the part of the brain involved in stress) is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke. This study provides new insights into the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a person’s lifetime, as a new study from the US National Institutes of Health shows that efforts to prevent risk factors should extend to those over 65 years of age.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
A new document from Public Health England (PHE) highlights the ongoing impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and provides an overview of PHEs work in CVD.
Category: Have You Heard
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
This article reviews the important and growing role of the NHS Health Check in tackling some of the challenges in prevention and treatment of CVD and other non-communicable diseases.
Category: Editorial
Friday, 19 May 2017
The NICE Quality Standard (QS) on the diagnosis and management of stable angina has been updated to reflect changes to the NICE guideline on chest pain of recent onset. Statement 1 of the QS was changed to encourage people with features of typical or atypical angina to be offered 64-slice CT coronary angiography to confirm any diagnosis.
Category: Have You Heard
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Physical activity could result in a less severe stroke, according to a new Swedish study. Even light physical activity such as walking 4 hours per week and moderate physical activity for 2-3 hours per week appear to have a beneficial impact.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
A new study shows that asking patients simple questions about their weight at the ages of 20 and 40 provides valuable information to aid prediction of future cardiovascular disease.
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
Frequent fluctuations in blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and BMI can have a serious effect on heart health and life expectancy. In a new study from South Korea, sudden changes in metabolic health parameters were associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and premature death.
Monday, 19 March 2018
New research shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke. In almost all countries of the world, diabetes rates are increasing substantially in younger adults, aged 20-45 years. This increase means there is a steadily growing pool of diabetes patients who are exposed to diabetes for a longer period in their lives.

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