CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 3 Issue 5

May 12, 2011
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NHS Health Checks Ready Reckoner correction

May 11, 2011

Source: NHS Health Check

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Date of publication: 12 April 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The original version of the NHS Health Checks Ready Reckoner was published online in March 2011, but a calculation error was subsequently discovered. This has now been corrected and a new version is available to download. Those who previously used the tool to produce estimates based on local population split by age and gender, need to re-run their calculations using the new version.

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 Improvement – Heart


Assessing the options to use the regulatory environment to promote local physical activity and healthy eating

May 11, 2011

Source: National Heart Forum and the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford

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Date of publication: 11 April 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This reports on a project carried out by the BHF Health Promotion Research Group in the Department of Public Health at Oxford University. It describes the roles and responsibilities of local authorities, assesses the evidence and identifies legal options for implementation by local government, in the battle to prevent obesity, and promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

Length of publication: 148 pages

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.

 


Link between children’s ‘screen time’ and early markers for cardiovascular disease

May 9, 2011

Source: Medical News Today

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Date of publication:April 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: An Australian study has found a connection between sedentary behaviour in young children and a narrowing of the vessels in the retina. Retinal microvascular caliber is presently used as a marker for cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure in adults, but it could be used as a subclinical marker for cardiovascular disease in the future.

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: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association


Promoting global cardiovascular health: moving forward

May 9, 2011

Source: Circulation, 2011, 123(15) p. 1671-1678

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report examines the various barriers that hinder global efforts to control cardiovascular disease. It suggests a number of recommendations for funding, policy implementation, data management, research and global co-ordination.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article. Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: American Heart Association


Further dissemination

May 9, 2011

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