CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 5 Issue 3

March 18, 2013

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Hypertension: evidence update March 2013

March 18, 2013

Source: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Practice guidelines

In a nutshell: NICE has published an evidence update on hypertension, summarising a selection of new evidence published since the last literature search. Topics include the diagnosis of hypertension, antihypertensive drug treatment and patient education.

Length of publication: 27 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: NHS Evidence


Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy

March 7, 2013

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 5th March 2013

Publication type: Strategy

In a nutshell: This strategy aims to advise on actions that will improve CVD outcomes.

Length of publication: 89 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: NHS Improvement – Heart


Cardiovascular disease profiles for England

March 7, 2013

Source: NHS Health Check

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Profile

In a nutshell: CVD profiles looking at prevention, incidence, mortality, risk factors and treatments.

Length of publication: Varied

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Acknowledgement: NHS Health Check


UK lagging behind most of Europe on indicators for ill health

March 7, 2013

Source: Lancet

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: A comparison of data from 20 years and 19 countries has found that the UK is behind in decreasing avoidable mortality.  A range of conditions including cardiovascular diseases are mentioned.

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum eNews Briefing


Health Survey for England 2011

March 7, 2013

Source: NHS Information Centre

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Date of publication: Dec/ Jan 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Survey that monitors trends in England’s health, indicating prevalence and risk of specific conditions including CVD (see chapter 2).

Length of publication: 1 webpage plus links

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Acknowledgement: NHS Improvement – Heart e-Bulletin 25th Feb 2013


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March 7, 2013

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