CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 3 Issue 9

October 14, 2011
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The “Million Hearts” Initiative – preventing heart attacks and strokes

October 12, 2011

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2011, 365 (13) p. e27

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Million Hearts Initiative has been launched by US government agencies working with a broad range of private sector partners. Their aim is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. They plan to do this by implementing effective and inexpensive clinical and community innovations and initiatives. Interventions will involve areas such as aspirin use, cholesterol management, improving nutrition and reducing smoking.

Length of publication: 4 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.


Care Planning: improving the lives of people with long term conditions

October 12, 2011

Source: Royal College of General Practitioners

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report looks at the care planning for patients with long term conditions such as ischaemic heart disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. It provides guidance for GPs so that they can bhelp their patients take more control over their health and improve their quality of life.

Length of publication: 76 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.

Acknowledgement: Clinical Innovation and Research Centre


Free your feet evaluation 2011: key findings and recommendations

October 6, 2011

Source: BHF National Centre for physical activity and health 

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: 300 secondary schools in the UK took part in the ‘Find your feet’ incentivised walking initiative earlier this year. Loughborough University has evaluated the campaign, talking to Schools Coordinators and young people who took part, and this is their report of the key findings and recommendations.

Length of publication: 7 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.


Further dissemination

October 6, 2011

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