CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 3 Issue 1

January 14, 2011

Is estimating lifetime cardiovascular risk useful?

January 12, 2011

Source: BMJ, 2010, 342 (7788) p. 62-63

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Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: The QRISK lifetime cardiovascular risk model originates from the QResearch database, which has generated the world’s largest cardiovascular risk prediction cohort study, involving
more than three million people between the ages of 30 and 84. The new QRISK lifetime risk calculator, which is similar to the heart age forecast tool, incorporates both short and longer term risk in one simple display and has important advantages over separate 10 year and lifetime cardiovascular risk calculators.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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Cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce dietary salt intake

January 12, 2011

Source: Heart, 2010, 96 (23) p. 1920-1925

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: This study found that dietary advice targeting individuals is not cost-effective under any of the modelled scenarios, even if directed at those with highest blood pressure risk. Although the current programme that relies on voluntary action by the food industry is cost-effective, the population health benefits could be 20 times greater with government legislation on moderate salt limits in processed foods.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Valvular heart disease: the next cardiac epidemic

January 11, 2011

Source: Heart, 2011, 97 (2) p. 91-93

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Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: With an ageing population, a rise in the number of patients with more advanced valvular heart disease, requiring valve replacement, is anticipated.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Further dissemination

January 10, 2011