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Monday, 19 March 2018

The updated NICE clinical guideline (CG71) on the identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) recommends that those at risk of FH should be offered DNA tests to confirm they have the condition. Previously, LDL-C levels have been used but they are not always accurate.

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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!

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication - at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 - based on new American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (AHA) guideline for the detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure.

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Over 43,000 people were referred to NHS England's national programme to prevent type 2 diabetes between June 2016 and March 2017, which is 16% higher than expected.
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Monday, 26 February 2018

A new digital health collaboration, formed between My mHealth and LumiraDx Care Solutions, has the potential to support millions of patients in the UK to self-care under the guidance of their care teams.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The full scientific programme, abstract and slides from a leading international course on familial hypercholesterolaemia are now available free to healthcare professionals.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
A new expert consensus decision pathway from the American College of Cardiology recommends that assessment and treatment of a bleeding episode in patients on oral anticoagulants is essential for the optimal care of these patients.
The document is a valuable summary of the most recent and evidence-based information to assist healthcare professionals in managing patients experiencing bleeding on oral anticoagulation.
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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

A new handheld imaging device called MolecuLight i:X has been launched by Smith and Nephew to improve decision making in wound care. The device allows doctors or nurses to improve wound assessments by accurately measuring the presence and distribution of potentially harmful bacteria.

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