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Does perindopril/amlodipine + statin make an effective combo for BP control?

PERSPECTIVA study examines the effect of statin therapy on the BP-lowering efficacy of perindopril/amlodipine.

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Exercise tolerance tests leading to unnecessary surgeries in patients with aortic stenosis

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Diabetes, female sex both raise post-PCI risk

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Statins in physically active individuals: do risks outweigh benefits?

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Plans to help the NHS

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Almost 1 in 5 patients non-adherent to medication

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Can a higher BMI lead to lower mortality?

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Heavy drinkers but also quitters at significant risk for cardiovascular diseases

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VTE recurrence, mortality highest during the first year

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BBC: Prosecutions ‘rare’ for elderly care abuse

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‘Jam-full’ hospitals a risk to patients, says RCP

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7-day GP access to go ahead in Greater Manchester

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GPs failing patients with eating disorders, says charity

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Under- and overtreatment with cholesterol-lowering therapy.
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Under- and overtreatment with cholesterol-lowering therapy.

Around 190,000 per million 35-100 year olds are not treated with cholesterol-lowering therapy according to European guidelines

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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials February 2017
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Arrhythmia: Monthly Essentials February 2017

Afib management strategies | Bleeding with dabigatran | Bleeding with NOACs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Cardiac imaging appropriate use criteria become mandatory in 2018

CMS will require providers to submit proof of AUC for many imaging tests, including CMR and CT.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Causes Control
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Calcium channel blockers linked to renal cell carcinoma even in absence of hypertension history

Specific antihypertensives might be risk factors for papillary RCC.

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Anemia and iron deficiency are quite common in chronic HF patients

Iron deficiency is present in almost half.

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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?
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Is social media improving communication of accurate health information to patients?

Should doctors use social media to play a greater role in helping patients access health information.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aggressive BP control no better than standard treatment in postablation arrhythmia

In patients with prehypertension, hypertension, preablation intensive treatment is not helpful.

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Can a bedsore score help predict HF hospitalization outcomes?

The Braden score for pressure ulcer risk independently predicts mortality in this population.

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Early statin treatment no better than delayed treatment to reduce disability among stroke survivors | ISC
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Early statin treatment no better than delayed treatment to reduce disability among stroke survivors | ISC

Statins are known to have a potentially beneficial effect on neurological function.

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Aggressive anticoagulation no better than standard treatment to prevent a second stroke | ISC
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Aggressive anticoagulation no better than standard treatment to prevent a second stroke | ISC

Results suggest current guidelines should not be changed.

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Focus on EAS 2017 Prague, Plenary speaker Sarah Lewington, Large-scale epidemiology assessment of the main determinants of cardiovascular disease, Wednesday April 26
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Focus on EAS 2017 Prague, Plenary speaker Sarah Lewington, Large-scale epidemiology assessment of the main determinants of cardiovascular disease, Wednesday April 26

Biomarkers as novel or emerging risk factor for cardiovascular diseases

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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest
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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest

Nearly a quarter of cardiac arrests occurring in pregnancy are caused by complications of obstetric anaesthesia, a prospective study of UK data has shown.1

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Community-acquired pneumonia and cardiovascular risk: high predictive value of cardiac troponin T levels

No previous studies have assessed the predictive value of admission cardiac troponin T levels.

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Are sulfonylureas bad for the heart?

Hypoglycemia induced by sulfonylureas or insulin can have detrimental cardiovascular sequelae.

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