The online home for the primary care professionals managing patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related diseases.

Monday, 21 May 2018
Recent research shows that several European countries, including the UK, are struggling to meet World Health Organization (WHO) 2030 hepatitis C elimination goals.
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Friday, 18 May 2018
An educational workshop at the 2017 Issues & Answers conference highlighted heart valve disease and the important role of primary care in its effective management. Across the UK approximately 1.5 million people >65 years are currently affected by the disease numbers predicted to more than double to 3.3 million by 2056.
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Thursday, 03 May 2018
Cardiovascular disease is a much more preventable issue than many healthcare professionals realise. Medical advances, together with reduced premature mortality from CVD  and increased life expectancy, means that on top of the demands of an ageing population we are also living ‘less-well’ for longer, and creating a different kind of pressure on services.
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Friday, 27 April 2018
The recent British Society for Heart Failure meeting included presentations from some of the UK’s leading experts in HF. This report focuses on some of the topics that will be useful to professionals in primary care with an interest in HF management. 
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Heart failure (HF) is a devastating clinical syndrome characterised by a constellation of symptoms and signs in the presence of reduced cardiac function. Comorbidity is almost inherent as HF is often the culmination of chronic disease processes such as ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and valve disease and its treatment may precipitate comorbidities such as gout, erectile dysfunction (ED) and acute kidney injury (AKI).
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018
A landmark longitudinal study suggests that people who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and who also have depression, are nearly three times more likely to develop dementia in later life, compared to those with neither condition.
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018
A new 5-minute procedure to scan blood vessels offers hope to claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate conventional magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of blood vessels that can usually take between 30 minutes to one hour.
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Addition of rivaroxaban to aspirin lowers major vascular events but increases major bleeding in patients with stable coronary artery disease. There was no significant increase in intracranial bleeding or other critical organ bleeding. There was also a significant net benefit in favour of rivaroxaban plus aspirin and deaths were reduced by 23%.
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Free of charge 2 day CPD approved GP programme chaired by Dr Matt Kearney.  Includes preventing heart attacks and strokes at scale, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, heart failure and heart valve disease.  Plus streams on diabetes, obesity, women’s health, dermatology, older people, end of life, 180 exhibitors and hands-on workshops.
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
In 2015 West Hampshire CCG (WHCCG) recognised that there was a significant burden of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), which was resulting in an excess of preventable strokes. This could be improved by the prescription of anticoagulation in those at increased risk. 
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