CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 5 Issue 9

October 29, 2013
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Telemonitoring after discharge from hospital with heart failure: cost-effectiveness modelling

October 25, 2013

Source: BMJ Open, 2013, 3 (9)

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring versus usual care of adults who have recently been discharged after heart failure.

Length of publication: 10 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.


Physical activity and atrial fibrillation

October 25, 2013

Source: Heart, Online First 23rd September 2013

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Editorial

In a nutshell: A recent review of the evidence suggested a link between endurance training and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). This editorial examines the evidence but points out that AF is only one facet of health and that increasing levels of physical activity can improve health and reduce mortality.

Length of publication: 1 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.


Delivering better services for people with long-term conditions

October 25, 2013

Source: The King’s Fund

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Date of publication: October 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report describes the ‘house of care’ – a co-ordinated service delivery model, which aims to deliver patient-centred care to those with long-term conditions. It includes the experiences of a number of sites in England, and recommendations for key stakeholders.

Length of publication: 28 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.


Hypertension accurately predicted in young adults through model

October 4, 2013

Source: Hypertension American Heart Association

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) had used a model to predict the risk of hypertension in young adults using multiple factors and obtaining an 84% accuracy. The researchers claim that normal models only use one or two factors while this model used seven factors including age, gender and smoking habit.

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 Forum


More than 1 million years of life lost in the UK to preventable, premature deaths

October 4, 2013

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has published data relating to preventable premature deaths from conditions such as heart disease, breast cancer, tuberculosis and asthma. The data also highlighted a north south divide in the country with more in the north dying prematurely than those in the south.

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 Forum


Further Dissemination

October 4, 2013

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