Cancer overtakes cardiovascular disease as UK’s No 1 killer – but only among men

June 11, 2015

Source: Medical News Today

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Date of publication: June 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, as the UK’s No 1 killer – but only among men, reveals research published online in the journal Heart.  Cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death among women, and kills more young women than breast cancer, the figures show.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today


Type 1 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease

October 10, 2014

Source: Circulation, 2014, 130 (13), 1110-1130

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This is a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. It examines the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and type 1 diabetes.

Length of publication: 35 pages

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Prospective study of breakfast eating and incident coronary heart disease

August 9, 2013

Source: Circulation, 2013, 128 (4) p. 337-343

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: The purpose of this research was to examine eating habits and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). More than 25,000 men without cardiovascular disease participated in the study, and were followed up over 16 years. Men who did not eat breakfast had a 27% higher risk of developing CHD than men who ate breakfast.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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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


Cardiac rehabilitation attendance and outcomes in coronary artery disease patients

September 13, 2012

Source: Circulation, 2012, 126 (6) p. 677-687

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This piece of research involved more than 5000 coronary artery disease patients who had been referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) between 1996 and 2009. The authors concluded that completion of cardiac rehabilitation was associated with improved survival and decreased hospitalisation. However, reasons for non-attendance need to be explored, and interventions to improve attendance rates after referral should also be tested.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Risk of acute myocardial infarction after the death of a significant person

February 12, 2012

Source: Circulation, 2012, 125 (3) p. 491-496

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Spousal bereavement and increased risk of mortality in subsequent months is well-documented. However, there are few systematic studies which associate bereavement with the acute onset of myocardial infarction (MI). This study of almost 2000 participants hospitalised for an acute MI found that 13.6% had suffered the loss of a significant person within the last six months. The incidence rate of MI was at its highest within 24 hours of bereavement and declined steadily on each subsequent day.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Cardiovascular risk prediction: basic concepts, current status and future directions

May 11, 2010

Source: Circulation, 2010, 121 (15) p. 1768-1777

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Date of publication: April 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at the current risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease (CVD), new directions for the research into risk models and the future of risk prediction in CVD prevention.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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