Unique, practical knowledge for nurses responsible for daily management of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related conditions.

  • Latest: Back to Basics: Alcohol and calories

    This month’s Back to Basics feature is a useful wallchart showing estimates of alcohol content and calorie counts of typical alcoholic drinks. Many people forget the considerable calorific content of drinks and are unaware of how much pure alcohol they are consuming. Having these facts to hand are useful for the patients we see in practice and for our own healthy living!

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  • Back to Basics: NOAC patient information card

    Back to Basics: NOAC patient information card

    This month’s Back to Basics feature is a patient information card that is included in the 2018 European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation. The card can be folded into pocket size and is crucial both for the patient and for healthcare providers. The EHRA states that this generic and universal card can serve all patients under NOAC therapy.

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  • ESC launches new guidelines on syncope

    ESC launches new guidelines on syncope

    The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has launched new guidelines on syncope (the transient loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain). Syncope is very common with approximately 50% of people having at least one syncopal event during their lifetime. The challenge for doctors is to identify the minority of patients whose syncope is caused by a potentially deadly heart problem.

     

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