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Topic: Cardiovascular disease - Primary Care

Monday, 08 April 2019
Our regular Evidence in Practice feature summarizes recent scientific papers focusing on different aspects of cardiovascular medicine. This month we feature recent research showing that anti-inflammatory biological drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart in patients with the condition. Over one year of treatment, biological therapy improved coronary artery plaques in a manner similar to a low-dose statin.
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%.
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Beverley Bostock takes us through the ABC of cardiovascular disease and what primary care need to know, covering the ABC of CVD – the ambition, AF diagnosis and DOACs, BP diagnosis and management, when and how to treat cholesterol and why heart failure is firmly back on the agenda.
Category: Webinars
Thursday, 08 August 2019
Behavioural risk factors such as poor diet, smoking and low physical activity, along with high blood pressure, high body mass index and high cholesterol are the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The Heart Age Test is a digital online tool designed to help make sense of an individual’s risk of CVD, the implications of that risk and the behavioural changes needed to reduce that risk.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
The first Health Survey England (HSE) in 1994 revealed a ‘rule of halves’ since only half of people with hypertension were diagnosed, of which half were treated and of those, only half were controlled. Have matters improved over the more than 20 years since the first HSE survey?
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Primary care professionals are often the first point of contact for those needing support or advice following experience of an out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). A number of useful resources are available to help healthcare professionals, patients and their families following an OHCA.
Category: Have You Heard
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Bev Cox and Jim Moore discuss the limitations created by COVID-19 and how primary care teams can continue to deliver quality cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention services.
Category: Webinars
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