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