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Screening young athletes for cardiac disease.

Sep 02, 2016

It is always shocking to hear of the sudden death.

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Beta-blockers and heart failure

Sep 02, 2016

We have known for 20 years that beta-blockers are a good thing in heart failure.

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Vitamin D and heart disease

Sep 02, 2016

The recent ‘hype’ regarding the link between Vit D3 supplementation and heart failure was probably little more than ‘hype’.

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Food labelling

May 18, 2016

With more than two-thirds of adults in the UK either overweight or obese, any measure to change population behaviour is welcome.

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Wine and wellbeing

May 18, 2016

As we know, the apparent benefit of moderate wine consumption has been appreciated for millennia.

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End-of-life planning or managing a death properly - Advance Care Directives

Apr 20, 2016

Modern medicine has gone a long way in helping to prolong life but death, at some point, remains inevitable and this is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future. This prolongation of existence on the planet has had many many societal and personal benefits but has also resulted in an unwillingness to accept that dying is part of life and, hence, many deaths are not ‘planned’ or managed.The mantra ‘we can always do something’ has become paramount without giving thought to the fact that the ‘something’ may cause more harm and detriment to the patient.

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Palliative care and Heart Failure

Apr 20, 2016

Those of you who care for loved ones or patients with chronic health needs will realise how, over time, those needs change with a huge impact on all those involved.As the ability to live independently declines and reliance on others for help with day-to-day needs increases, the negative effects on both physical and emotional well-being can be immense.Palliative care, which has until recently been largely in the preserve of cancer management,has a role to play in many of these chronic health conditions and has been very valuable for my heart failure patients.

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Hypertension

Apr 20, 2016

The recently published SPRINT trial on the treatment of patients with hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) received widespread media coverage. It made the BBC news programmes and, of course, the Daily Mail.

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Air pollution and heart disease

May 30, 2017
It has long been recognised that there is an association with air quality and heart attacks but it has always been difficult to quantify bec…

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