CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING VOLUME 2 ISSUE 7

August 17, 2010
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NICE estimates improved CVD prevention could save £21m

August 13, 2010

Source: Healthcare Republic, 2nd August 2010

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A NICE report has calculated that the NHS could make cost savings of £21 million by addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in people aged over 40. Improved CVD treatment in an average-sized primary care trust could prevent 25 CVD events and £115,000 a year.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: NICE


Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction

August 13, 2010

Source: BMJ, 29th July 2010

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: 15 trials were analysed which involved patients taking calcium supplements for more than a year. It was found that calcium supplements without co-administered vitamin D were associated with modest increases in cardiovascular disease.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Interventions to promote physical activity and dietary lifestyle changes for cardiovascular risk factor reduction

August 13, 2010

Source: Circulation 2010, 122 (4) p. 406-441

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Modest sustained lifestyle changes can reduce cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. However, interventions aimed at dietary patterns, weight reduction and physical activity are often not maintained long-term. This scientific statement by the American Heart Association provides evidence-based recommendations, strategies and guidelines for implementing physical activity and dietary interventions. Implications for policy and future research are also briefly outlined.

Length of publication: 36 pages

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Acknowledgement: American Heart Association


NHS Health Check workshop, London – July 2010

August 11, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Best Practice

In a nutshell: Presentations from this National Learning Network event include social marketing, and examples of good practice from NHS Islington and NHS Lambeth.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Masterclass, Leeds, July 2010

August 11, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement – Heart

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This webpage links to a summary report and all the presentations from the Masterclass, which focussed on showing commissioners and providers a systematic approach to delivering comprehensive and effective cardiac rehabilitation.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus

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Ethnic groups show different cardiovascular risk profiles

August 10, 2010

Source: Evidentia issue 15 May/June 2010

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Date of publication: May/June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A recent review in the Canadian Medical Association journal showed that, although they have universal access to healthcare, there are clear differences in cardiovascular risk profiles between the white, South Asian, Chinese and black populations of Ontario. There may be implications for future planning.

Length of publication: 1 web page

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: Canadian Medical Association Journal