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European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) host 85th Annual Congress

This week the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) host their annual congress in the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague (23–26 April).

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International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) announce upcoming Berlin congress

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) today announced its upcoming ISTH 2017 Congress is expected to surpass its own records.

 

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NICE now recommends mechanical thrombectomy procedures to remove blockages in the cerebral arteries.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decided in 2013 that the mechanical thrombectomy procedure to remove blockages...

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Learning Zones

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Hypogonadism

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

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Transplantation

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

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Guidelines

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and prevention of atherosclerosis.

The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees.

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2016 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias

Guidelines summarize and evaluate all available evidence on a particular issue at the time of the writing process, with the aim of assisting health professionals in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient.

Added February 2017 ago

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...

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Journal articles

Effects ofEffects of vasodilators on haemodynamic coherence. vasodilators on haemodynamic coherence.

Vasodilators are a potential therapeutic option for patients with persisting microcirculatory disorders despite adequate cardiac output and mean arterial pressure due to conventional haemodynamic...

Added April 2017 ago

Intermittent levosimendan infusions in advanced heart failure: A real world experience

Objective To analyse the effects of levosimendan infusions in advanced heart failure. Methods Patients with advanced heart failure treated with repeated levosimendan infusions were retrospectively compared with controls.

Added April 2017 ago

Symptomatic response to testosterone treatment in dieting obese men with low testosterone levels in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Obese men commonly have reductions in circulating testosterone and report symptoms consistent with androgen deficiency.

Added March 2017 ago

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Clinical trials

Levosimendan Compassionate Use in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure

Open label study of levosimendan; planned comparison for effectiveness and safety to historic matched case controls from...

Added November 2016 ago

The Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine During Brain Surgery

Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a Alpha-2 specific agonist, is a common ICU sedation medication. In brain tumor resection craniotomy, it is proven to be effective in improving postoperative hypertension and...

Added August 2016 ago

A Trial Investigating the Cardiovascular Safety of Oral Semaglutide in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes (PIONEER 6)

This trial is conducted globally. The aim of the trial is to investigate the cardiovascular safety of oral semaglutide in...

Added July 2016 ago

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 1 year ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

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.

CME

What's new in chronic heart failure

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Step by step: A guide to diagnosing heart failure

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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

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