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

Topic: Acute coro

Monday, 25 April 2016

Ezetimibe (Ezetrol®), which is used to treat hypercholesterolaemia in combination with a statin, has been granted a new indication by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The drug is now also indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary heart disease and a history of acute coronary syndrome when added to ongoing statin therapy or started with a statin.

Category: Have You Heard
Sunday, 18 June 2006

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) include common and high-risk conditions such as unstable angina, which can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in women, the elderly and diabetics. Early identification and appropriate management can significantly reduce the risk of death, morbidity and subsequent hospital admissions. This article aims to clarify what happens in ACS, how they present and how they should be managed.

Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Primary care professionals are often the first point of contact for those needing support or advice following experience of an out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). A number of useful resources are available to help healthcare professionals, patients and their families following an OHCA.
Category: Have You Heard
Sunday, 06 April 2008

Troponins are now measured routinely in patients with acute chest pain in most hospitals in the UK. Studies have confirmed that they represent a marker of risk for subsequent cardiac events in most patients. In this article we explore what troponins are, why they may increase in acute coronary syndromes, how they are measured and how likely they are to be used in the future.

Category: Editorial
Tuesday, 02 June 2020

Watch our new, freebite-sized COVID-19 Need to Know webinars for primary HCPs. Created to support HCPs during these unprecedented times, giving much needed guidance around how to manage high-risk patients. Watch the webinar and take a look at the factsheet for our latest webinar today.

Category: Webinars

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