News

Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction Predicts Future Arrhythmic Events January 2017 Researchers followed 314 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing cardiovascular magnetic resonance to determine the value of right ventricular ejection... Read More →
Alcohol Abuse and Cardiac Disease January 2017 Research results regarding an association between alcohol use and heart disease are conflicting, providing a common source of confusion for patients and physicians alike. The great majority of... Read More →
Guidelines for non-cardiac surgery patients January 2017 ACP guidelines spell out how patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery should be evaluated for postoperative pulmonary complications risk factors. These factors include chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read More →
Report on deaths from cardiovascular diseases November 2016 This National End of Life Care Intelligence Network report indicates that people dying with cardiovascular diseases are more likely to die in hospital than those with other conditions. It also... Read More →
European Heart Network July 2016 The European Heart Network (EHN), based in Brussels, is an alliance of member organisations including heart foundations and other non- governmental heart health organisations committed to the... Read More →
2016 European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention June 2016 The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force involving 10 professional societies.This document has been developed to support healthcare... Read More →
Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure May 2016 It is well established that having high blood pressure - 140/90 mm Hg or higher - can raise the risk of numerous health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.

But... Read More →
Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure May 2016 May 20, 2016, witnessed the simultaneous release of the European and American heart failure guidelines; the former was a complete revision of the 2012 ESC-HFA guide, while the ACC/AHA/HFSA version... Read More →
Aspirin resistance signals increased stroke severity April 2016 Stroke severity and infarct volume are significantly increased among patients who become resistant to aspirin, show study findings published in Neurology.

"Therefore laboratory tests for... Read More →
Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control April 2016 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →

Resources

Heart online February 2017 The online version of the journal Heart (formerly the British Heart Journal). Heart is a journal covering advances in...
AuntMinnie cardiac imaging community February 2017 AuntMinnie.com, one of the fastest-growing online resources for radiology professionals worldwide, has launched a Cardiac...
British Cardiovascular Society January 2017 The British Cardiac Society was established in 1922, and is involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commissioning toolkit August 2016 A toolkit has been developed to assist commissioners, as part of the suite of documents supporting the outcomes strategy...
Blood Journal June 2016 Blood is a weekly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It was founded by Dr. William Dameshek,...
Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure February 2016 Exercise intolerance -- shortness of breath and fatigue with normal amounts of exertion -- is the primary symptom of HFPEF...
Focus on Blood Pressure January 2016 The NIH SeniorHealth website now features updated information on high blood pressure. The new high blood pressure topic on...
The IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial, or IMPROVE-IT January 2015 This study is the most important preventive cardiology report of 2014 because it demonstrated that drugs other than statins...
Decision aid helps men make informed choices about AAA screening August 2014 The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme has developed an interactive website to help older men make...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most August 2014 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
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