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Articles tagged ‘CVD’

November 24, 2015

CVD among couples – it takes two to tango!

An individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly associated with that of his or her partner, meaning that prevention strategies targeting couples and families may be appropriate, according to a study published recently in Clinical Cardiology.1

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July 30, 2015

Patient access to cardiovascular devices delayed by bureaucracy

Patients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals a Devices White Paper from the Cardiovascular Round Table published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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May 28, 2015

Nurses and junior doctors way ahead in activity levels

Even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study reported recently at the EuroPRevent congress in Lisbon.

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April 29, 2015

AF guidelines may drive stroke research funding

The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still far too low when compared with spending on heart disease and cancer, according to a study published recently in the online journal BMJ Open.1

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May 28, 2014

WHF calls for an end to gender bias in cardiovascular disease

Women are still discriminated against when it comes to the management and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a recent review from the World Heart Federation (WHF). They remain more likely than men to be under-diagnosed and under-treated, mostly because the presentation, progression and outcomes of the disease are different and less understood in women than in men, according to the statement.

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July 30, 2013

Depression screening in AF clinics recommended

Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) show signs of depression, sleeping disorders and low levels of physical activity, even in the absence of significant concomitant cardiac disease, according to results from the ANTIPAF Trial1 presented recently at the EHRA EUROPACE meeting in Athens, Greece.

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