News

Hands-on Cardiac Morphology Workshops April 2017 This series of Workshops takes participants through specific heart malformations with emphasis on Echo-Morphologic correlates and Surgical / Interventional Morphology.
The hands-on sessions are... Read More →
Ischemic heart disease and primary care: identifying gender-related differences April 2017 Gender-related differences are seen in multiple aspects of both health and illness. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a pathology in which diagnostic, treatment and prognostic differences are seen... Read More →
Hyperkalaemic Paralysis Presenting As ST-Elevation Myocardial Infraction April 2017 Hyperkalaemic paralysis due to renal failure is a rare but potentially life threatening event.

A report in Cases Journal presents a 61 yr old Caucasian male who had sudden onset ascending... Read More →
Accuracy In the Diagnosis Of Left Ventricular Dysfunction In Primary Care April 2017 Research was carried out to assess the accuracy of findings from the clinical history, symptoms, signs and diagnostic tests (ECG, CXR and natriuretic peptides) in relation to the diagnosis of left... Read More →
Treatment Of Heart Attack Guidance April 2017 The National Infarct Angioplasty Project (NIAP) is a feasibility study looking at how far primary angioplasty can be rolled out as the main treatment for heart attack in place of clot-busting drugs.... Read More →
Knowledge And Attitudes Of Primary Care Doctors In The Management Of Risk For Cardiovascular Disease April 2017 Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is suboptimal. The purposes of a recent study were to identify practice patterns and barriers among US... Read More →
Diagnosis And Acute Management Of Stroke And Transient Ischaemic Attacks April 2017 Advice in a new NICE stroke guideline covers: how healthcare professionals should recognise the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaiemic attack (TIA) and make a diagnosis quickly when people... Read More →
Drug-Eluting Stents for the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease April 2017 Guidance has been issued on drug-eluding stents for the treatment of coronary heart disease. Drug-eluting stents are recommended as a possible treatment for people with coronary artery disease only... Read More →
Economic Modelling For Vascular Checks April 2017 A technical consultation has been published which outlines the modelling work the Department of Health has undertaken in the last year to establish the clinical and cost effectiveness of the... Read More →
Deaths Following Heart Surgery Could Be Reduced April 2017 Patients and clinicians alike consider coronary bypass surgery to be routine and safe, but the latest findings from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) show... Read More →

Resources

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...
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,...
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