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

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Monday, 28 February 2005
Category: Back to Basics
Wednesday, 23 March 2016

A major study funded by the National Institute for Health Research concludes that more frequent lipid monitoring strategies are cost-effective when compared with other longer interval strategies to guide treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now classified using a combination of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and proteinuria measured by albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR).  The aim is to more accurately define each patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease and worsening CKD, and to ensure that patients are monitored appropriately.

Category: Back to Basics
Thursday, 08 September 2016

The British Heart Foundation has launched the Miles Frost Fund to establish a UK-wide cascade testing service for families at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The fund has been established in memory of Sir David Frost’s son Miles who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015.

Category: Have You Heard
Sunday, 21 February 2016

Use this free downloadable results sheet to help you and your patients make the most of the NHS Health Check. In addition to recording all the test results, the sheet features a list of personal goals and healthy lifestyle tips for your patient to increase motivation.

Category: Back to Basics
Friday, 27 February 2015

The walking speed test and the PRISMA 7 questionnaire are two simple, well-validated, frailty-specific tools that have been shown to identify frailty in older people, in particular those attending health clinics or receiving social service assessments

Category: Back to Basics
Friday, 21 November 2008

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing with the ageing population. It is well worth detecting and treating as it carries a significant risk of debilitating disease, including stroke and heart failure. This article explains some of the health risks and describes simple actions that can play an important part in both the prevention and management of AF and its consequences.

Category: Editorial
Monday, 06 June 2011

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasing with the ageing population. It is well worth detecting and treating as it carries a significant risk of debilitating disease, including stroke and heart failure. This article explains some of the health risks and describes simple actions that can play an important part in both the prevention and management of AF and its consequences.

Category: Editorial
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