CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 4 Issue 1

January 17, 2012
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Telehealth trial shows early success

January 13, 2012

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: December 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) programme was established in 2008 to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of telehealth, and focused on heart disease, COPD and diabetes. It was the largest randomised controlled trial of telehealth in the world, covering three sites in the UK and 238 GP practices. This news item contains a link to the headline findings of the WSD programme, which were published on 5th December 2011 and show that telehealth can help to plan care for people with long-term conditions.

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.


Reducing the population’s sodium intake: the UK Food Standards Agency’s salt reduction programme

January 13, 2012

Source: Public Health Nutrition, 2012, 15 (02) p. 254-261

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The UK Food Standards Agency undertook a salt reduction programme between 2003 and 2010. Evaluation of the campaign showed that significant reductions in salt intake for certain foods had been achieved, and that public awareness had increased. Similar approaches are now being adopted in other countries.

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.


CVD risk assessment programmes 2012 – EHN position paper

January 13, 2012

Source: european heart network

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Date of publication: 9 January 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Reviews the effectiveness of CVD risk assessment programmes, and recommends that the European Commission propose  that all EU member states should implement national CVD risk assessment programmes, as part of a comprehensive EU CVD strategy.

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.


Diet, physical activity and cardiovascular disease prevention in Europe

January 13, 2012

Source: european heart network

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Date of publication: 23 November 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Reviews the progress made over the last 10 years, the scientific evidence on diet, physical activity and cardiovascular health, and proposes policy changes across Europe.

Length of publication: Full report 196 pages, summary 64 pages, briefing 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.

Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum Briefing of the Year 2011


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January 13, 2012

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