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Updated guidance on venous thromboembolism (VTE) from NICE aims to reduce the risk of VTE and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 16 and over in hospital.
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled in the last twenty years, according to new analysis released today by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that there are now almost 3.7 million people living with a diagnosis of the condition in the UK, an increase of 1.9 million since 1998.
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.
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.
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.