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Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 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 →
Decreased heart rate variability correlates to increased cardiovascular risk October 2017 Heart rate variability (HRV) is an increasingly popular term that is defined as the extent to which the interbeat cardiac R-R interval varies over time. Initially, HRV was recognized by... Read More →
Natural antioxidants for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease October 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is emerging as a main health problem in industrialized countries. Lifestyle modifications are... Read More →
Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients August 2017 Atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to increase in incidence worldwide as populations age and people live longer with coexistent cardiovascular diseases.1 To minimize AF-related comorbidities, early... Read More →
GPs' reasons for referral of patients with chest pain August 2017 Prompt diagnosis of an acute coronary syndrome is very important and urgent referral to a hospital is imperative because fast treatment can be life-saving and increase the patient's life expectancy... Read More →
Patient Leaflet on Testing for Proteinuria August 2017 The Department of Health in England has issued a patient leaflet explaining the meaning of proteinuria. It covers signs and tests to identify the condition, as well as information on managing... Read More →
Antiplatelet Regimen for Patients With Breakthrough Strokes While on Aspirin July 2017 Optimal antiplatelet therapy after an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack while on aspirin is uncertain. We, therefore, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation July 2017 Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and contributes to the... Read More →
Inappropriate Aspirin Use for CVD Prevention June 2017 Among patients without cardiovascular disease (CVD) and low 10-year CVD risk, the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic strokes associated with aspirin use outweigh any potential... Read More →
Fetal Echocardiography For The Obstetrician And Sonographer May 2017 This two-part course comprises lectures on echo-morphologic correlates using digital clips and live video demonstrations of normal and abnormal hearts, as well as digital review of abnormalities.... Read More →

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Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure October 2017 Exercise intolerance -- shortness of breath and fatigue with normal amounts of exertion -- is the primary symptom of HFPEF...
European Heart Journal May 2017 The European Heart Journal is an international, English language, peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular...
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women April 2017 This newly revised handbook provides new information on women?s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing...
BHF The Yoobot To Tackle Childhood Obesity March 2017 The majority of Britain's youngsters are unaware of the devastating effects eating junk food can have, according to a...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
Helping Children understand the Effects of Stroke on Loved Ones February 2017 Speedy treatment is essential to saving lives and preventing brain damage during a stroke. But the rapid pace of events...
Rates of survival for heart surgery February 2017 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
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...
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