CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 4 Issue 10

December 14, 2012
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Activate Your Heart: Leicester activates heart care

December 11, 2012

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 12November 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new cardiac rehabilitation programme has been started by staff and patients of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: Activate Your Heart  an online self management programme which can also be accessed via smartphone or tablet device.

Length of publication:  1 web page plus link to website

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.


Secondary prevention regimens and risk factors are not optimised in patients re-admitted with ACS

December 11, 2012

Source: British Journal of Cardiology, November 2012, vol  19, pp 167-169

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Jouranal article

In a nutshell: Doctors K S Rathod, S Siddiqi, S Baron et al report on an observational study over a 9 month period, of 100 patients with pre-existing CHD, who were admitted to Whipps Cross University Hospital with a further acute coronary event. Suboptimal secondary prevention drug therapies and inadequate control of cholesterol, blood pressure and heart rate were found in a large proportion of these patients upon their re-admission.

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: NHS Improvement – Heart ebulletin issue 176 27 November 2012


European cardiovascular disease statistics 2012

December 10, 2012

Source: European Heart Network

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Date of publication: September 2012

Publication type: Statistics

In a nutshell: This is the 4th edition of a report produced by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, and the Health Economics Research Centre – both of the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford – on behalf of the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology. Part of the European Heart Health Strategy II (EuroHeart II) project. Mortality from CVD is being successfully reduced across Europe, but the cost to the EU economies is not decreasing. Also, there is still a lack of truly comparable data.

Length of publication:129 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  online resources briefing 15/11/2012


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November 6, 2012

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