CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 5 Issue 5

May 14, 2013

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American Heart Association guide for improving cardiovascular health at the community level

May 10, 2013

Source: Circulation, 2013, 127 (16) p. 1730-1753

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This guide aims to provide a comprehensive list of evidence-based strategies and recommendations for preventing cardiovascular disease and stroke, which can be implemented on a community level. It gives an inventory of current community-based projects.

Length of publication: 24 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: American Heart Association


Cardiovascular disease impacting cognitive decline in young people

May 8, 2013

Source: Stroke (journal). Published online before print May 2, 2013

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Journal article/ study

In a nutshell: Based on a study in the Netherlands that looked at whether CVD risk factors impact on cognitive decline in younger people as well as older people.

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.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Foundation eBulletin


Air pollution and heart disease

May 8, 2013

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  News article following a recent BBC broadcast which considered the possible links between air pollution and heart disease.

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:  UK Health Foundation eBulletin


Association between physically demanding jobs and coronary heart disease

May 8, 2013

Source: European Society of Cardiology

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Press release

In a nutshell: Two studies were presented at the EuroPRevent that suggest that having a physically demanding job can impact on the risk of coronary heart disease.

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: UK Health Foundation eBulletin


UK: Health inequalities around the UK

May 8, 2013

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: News item/ statistics

In a nutshell: As part of the ‘fight for every heartbeat’ campaign the British Heart Foundation has released statistics that suggest where you live can impact on peoples health and likelihood of them developing cardiovascular diseases.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Foundation eBulletin


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May 8, 2013

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