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

Topic: Cardiova

Friday, 23 February 2018

This useful wall chart shows how just 5-10% weight loss improves important markers of cardiovascular health, including lipids, blood pressure, diabetes risk and inflammation.

Category: Back to Basics
Monday, 15 January 2018

Our latest Back to Basics is a wallchart highlighting key features about familial hypercholesterolaemia with links to other useful information.

Category: Back to Basics
Tuesday, 08 May 2018

This NHS Health Check overview shows the target age groups and risk factors assessed during the process. All these details should be recorded on the primary care record.  The overview highlights the risk assessment, lifestyle management, clinical assessment and risk management processes involved in the NHS Health Check.

Category: Back to Basics
Thursday, 06 September 2018

This month’s Back to Basics summarizes the main features of the key direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs or NOACS).   These drugs are becoming a standard therapy in many settings including stroke prevention, management of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and prevention of venous thromboembolism following hip and knee replacement.

Category: Back to Basics
Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Ireland and diminishes quality of life and places a burden on health care services. There is little known about CVD with regard to nurses’ health in Ireland. The overall aim of this study was to assess the lifestyle of cardiac nurses working in an acute setting for the first time in Ireland. These findings may have implications for primary care nurses.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

This article seeks to demonstrate the close relationship between cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It also highlights the importance of identifying people with CKD as a means of recognising people at high risk of both cardiovascular events and unplanned admissions.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease should be tailored to each individual. But almost everyone will benefit from lifestyle interventions that have been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Spring has sprung with lambs in the fields and Easter eggs in the shops.  We also have lots happening on the cardiovascular and diabetes front!

Category: Have You Heard
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not significantly better than a placebo procedure in improving exercise capacity or symptoms even in patients with severe coronary stenosis, according to new UK research. The ORBITA study is the first double blind randomised controlled trial to directly compare stenting with placebo in patients with stable angina who are receiving high quality drug treatment.
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