Updated guidance on diagnosis and management of chronic asthma
Cessation of antiplatelets and anticoagulation peri-procedure
Prescriptions for antiplatelets and anticoagulation have never been higher; however, difficulties arise when stopped due to surgery or other procedures with no consensus on length of cessation or bridging therapies. We have searched the literature to create guidelines on cessation and bridging for physicians and surgeons prior to procedures.
Smartphone apps launched for atrial fibrillation management
Essential hypertension: Clinical developments and Implications for practice
There has been recent debate on how to place current research assessing different targets of blood pressure therapy into a real-world context. This article summarises the main clinical studies in this area and illustrates how the current evidence base can be used to guide treatment decisions. It also highlights those patient groups where the evidence does not extend.
COPD in the elderly: The ageing lung
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the elderly population presents a diagnostic challenge. It is often masked by an expected decline in respiratory function with the added complexity of comorbid conditions such as cardiac disease and muscular deconditioning. Incidence is increasing in this patient group due to increasing longevity and the popularity of smoking in the last century.