CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 12 Issue 7/8

August 6, 2020

Making prevention a priority: One year on from the Prevention Green Paper

August 6, 2020

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  22 July 2020

Publication type: News

In a nutshell:  It’s been one year since the Government vowed to take steps to detect and prevent ill health with the launch of its Prevention Green Paper: Advancing our health prevention in the 2020s – and we’re still waiting on the Government to present measurable interventions which will help produce true health benefits.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Identifying people at risk of rare statins side-effects

August 6, 2020

Source:   British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication:  24 July 2020

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell:  Researchers we fund at the University of Oxford have published new findings that identify a combination of factors that put some patients at higher risk of myopathy, a rare side-effect of statin therapy. Myopathy is characterised by muscle pain or weakness in combination with high blood levels of creatine kinase, a marker of muscle damage

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Heart scans could lead to better treatment for patients in hospital with coronavirus

August 6, 2020

Source:  British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication:  13 July 2020

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  Half of Covid-19 patients who received a heart scan in hospital showed abnormalities in heart function, according to new research.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


ACE inhibitors and ARBs do not make coronavirus worse

August 6, 2020

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  8 July 2020

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell:  Drugs commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure do not worsen coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, according to research we part-funded

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Diabetes and coronary artery disease: not just a risk factor

August 6, 2020

Source: Heart journal

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Date of publication:  June 2020

Publication type: Education

In a nutshell:  Article discussing the relationship between diabetes and coronary artery disease. (Subscription required).

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://heart.bmj.com/


Predicting sudden cardiac death in adults with congenital heart disease

August 6, 2020

Source: Heart journal

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Date of publication:  June 2020

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell:  Objectives To develop, calibrate, test and validate a logistic regression model for accurate risk prediction of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and non-fatal sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD), based on baseline lesion-specific risk stratification and individual’s characteristics, to guide primary prevention strategies.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://heart.bmj.com/


‘Heart-in-a-dish’ to study the effects of coronavirus Source: British Heart Foundation

August 6, 2020

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  18 June 2020

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell:  BHF-funded researchers are using stem cell ‘heart-in-a-dish’ technology – originally created to explore potential treatments for heart failure – to help understand how and why coronavirus (Covid-19) impacts the heart.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Research begins to rapidly understand deadly link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular diseases

August 6, 2020

Source: British Heart Foundation  

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Date of publication:  11 June 2020

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Improved care for people with heart and circulatory disease suffering from Covid-19 could soon be available after we and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced support for six flagship research programmes.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library. https://www.hlisd.org/

Acknowledgement:   https://www.bhf.org.uk/


Further dissemination

August 6, 2020

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CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 12 Issue 3/4

April 21, 2020

Eating an egg a day does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke

April 21, 2020

Source: NHS Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication:  March 2020

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  In a new study, researchers used dietary information from 215,618 people in the US, dating back to 1980. They found no evidence that people eating an egg a day had a higher risk of heart attack or stroke than people who rarely or never ate eggs, once their overall diet and lifestyle was taken into account. The researchers pooled their study results with those of 27 other studies from around the world. The pooled results also found no increased risk of heart attack or stroke for people eating eggs.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:   NHS Behind the Headlines