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Use of CT scanning to carry out individual health assessments March 2017 CT scanning uses X-rays and specialised software to create cross-sectional images of the body. The members of the expert working party who authored a recent independent report were recruited by the... Read More →
Stroke Guideline March 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a guideline on the management of patients with stroke. The guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best... Read More →
Just eight questions help users calculate heart attack risk February 2017 The heart disease risk calculator on MayoClinic.com helps users become better informed about their heart health and learn how to reduce their risk for having a heart attack in the next 10 years.... Read More →
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.

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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...
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...
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