Prevention of venous thromboembolism in the older in-patient
How to diagnose and manage aortic stenosis
Treatment options for anaemia in chronic heart failure
Prevalence and diagnosis of anaemia in patients with chronic heart failure
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: An Abundance Of Cases
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo syndrome, is a temporary condition where your heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or ‘stunned’. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy has now gained world-wide acceptance as a distinctive clinical and pathological condition. The prognosis is good with recovery in two to four weeks.
Recent advances in orthostatic hypotension
Cardio Prevention and Rehabilitation Programmes: The evidence
Cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programmes are a multi-facet intervention that is offered to patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease. The programme is usually delivered over a 6-12-week period by a multi-disciplinary team focusing on the prescription and up-titration of cardio-protective medication, smoking cessation, diet, physical activity and psychological support.
Subclinical atrial fibrillation in the elderly patient
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.
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.