Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 04 January 2017

Latest news articles

Added 4 days ago Drug news

FDA approves Pro-Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium (CoCr) coronary stent system.- Biotronik

Biotronik announced it has received FDA approval for its Pro-Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium (CoCr) coronary stent system. The company gained...

Added 5 days ago Drug news

UK NICE rejects the use of Kanuma (sebelipase alfa) to treat lysosomal acid lipase deficiency- Alexion

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published its a final evaluation which rejects the use of...

Added 5 days ago Drug news

Medtronic launches DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line for use in diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and percutaneous coronary intervention.

Medtronic plc has announced that its market-leading coronary portfolio will now include the DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and several...

View all news articles


Learning Zones

An Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

Visit Acute and Advanced Heart Failure


Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis/treatment guidelines, recent publication summaries and more

Visit Hypogonadism


See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

Visit Transplantation



2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force  involving 10 professional societies.This document has...

Added 8 months ago

2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

The aim of this document is to provide practical, evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of HF. The principal...

Added 9 months ago

Guideline on aspects of cancer-related venous thrombosis

The objective of this guideline is to provide healthcare professionals with clear guidance on the prevention and management of venous...

Added 1 year ago

View all guidelines

Journal articles

Clinical review: practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery.

Acute cardiovascular dysfunction occurs perioperatively in more than 20% of cardiosurgical patients, yet current acute heart failure (HF) classification is not applicable to this period.

Added 7 days ago

Levosimendan vs. dobutamine: outcomes for acute heart failure patients on β-blockers in SURVIVE.

Many chronic heart failure (CHF) patients take beta-blockers. When such patients are hospitalized for decompensation, it remains unclear how ongoing beta-blocker treatment will affect outcomes of acute inotrope therapy.

Added 7 days ago

Epidemiology, aetiology, and prognosis of heart failure.

Heart failure is now recognised as a major and escalating public health problem in industrialised countries with ageing populations.

Added 7 days ago

View all journal articles

Blog Posts

Dr Sarah Brewer

Would Your Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Garlic?

Posted 1 year ago

Would you consider recommending garlic tablets for patients with hypertension? Either instead of initiating monotherapy, or as an adjunct to current medication if they remained poorly controlled? The evidence for benefit is growing… 

Peter English

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Posted 2 years ago

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.