Topic: Cardiovascular disease - Primary Care
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%.
Category: Evidence in Practice
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.
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?
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