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Statins: upto 6 million patients receive sub-optimal treatment in UK

Large gaps seen between UK clinical practice and recommendations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Am Thorac Soc
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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

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Afib: NOACs, VKAs equally effective for stroke, GI bleeding higher with NOACs

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New diagnostic technique may help avoid invasive coronary angiography and revascularisation | NICE

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Female cardiologists less likely to be full professors

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  • Monthly Essentials
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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials February 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Of the NOACs, apixaban is linked to lower bleeding risk, especially in women

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Pediatric lipid treatment practices "largely at odds" with guidelines

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Isolated tricuspid regurgitation should sound warning bells for heart failure

Patients often present first with significant TR, which can mask underlying HF.

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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients
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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients

Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, admission to ICU shows no benefit over admission to general wards.

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process
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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

UV-C lamps are often used to sterilise hospital equipment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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RF ablation vs antiarrhythmics in paroxysmal Afib: one has better outcomes at 5 y

Afib symptoms, occurrence were lower with RFA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol
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Sleep problems tied to worse heart failure outcomes

Sleep-disordered breathing may be associated with an increased risk for life-threatening arrhythmias in heart failure patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Perianesth Nurs
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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

These measures are inaccurate, and a specialized cuff should be used instead.

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Focus on EAS 2017 Prague, Plenary speaker Patrick Schrauwen, Importance of physical activity in metabolic and cardiovascular health and the influence of obesity and diabetes, Wednesday April 26
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Focus on EAS 2017 Prague, Plenary speaker Patrick Schrauwen, Importance of physical activity in metabolic and cardiovascular health and the influence of obesity and diabetes, Wednesday April 26

Physical activity can improve cardiometabolic risk factors

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Adolesc Health
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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

The results fit with a trend to associating weight misperception with better health outcomes.

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Statin side effects link to LDL targets
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Statin side effects link to LDL targets

Statin specific side effects are the strongest predictor of patients with coronary heart disease failing to achieve low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Sepsis associated with increased stroke risk up to 365 d postadmission

Patients with sepsis remain at risk for stroke for up to a year after admission.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cancer Res
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MRCC: sunitinib-related cardiotoxicity is largely reversible

Is routine monitoring needed for asymptomatic patients?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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More body fat, overall adiposity, and abdominal adiposity are linked to Afib

With incremental increases in various measures of adiposity, Afib increases.

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Five-day fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases
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Five-day fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

Diet reduces cardiovascular risk factors, among other health benefits.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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SBP better predicts CVD in black young adult patients

"One size may not fit all" in blood pressure management.

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