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Cardiac arrhythmia: risk factors for heart disease need to be addressed


Dr Alan Begg summarises recommendations in SIGN’s latest guidance on cardiac arrhythmias that are relevant to primary care and highlights some major advances in treatment

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Key learning points: NICE chronic heart failure

2018-12-14T10:57:00+00:00By , Dr Jim Moore

Dr Clare Taylor and Dr Jim Moore highlight five key learning points to take away from the updated NICE guideline on chronic heart failure in adults


Mechanical thrombectomy: a new treatment for stroke


Dr Dipankar Dutta discusses some important aspects of mechanical thrombectomy and implications for the NHS and primary care clinicians and commissioners

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Stable angina: how does the SIGN guideline compare with NICE?


Dr Alan Begg compares SIGN and NICE recommendations on the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of stable angina

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Top tips: cardiotoxicity and cancer

2018-07-12T14:00:00+01:00By , Dr Sinead Clarke

Dr Sinead Clarke and Dr Nicola Harker provide top tips on mitigating the impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular health

More cardiovascular articles

Educational resources

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Implementing the ADA and EASD 2018 consensus report: management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes

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Guidelines summaries

  • SIGN cardiac arrhythmias guideline

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00 GMT

    Read the latest recommendations on the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias in acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, and left-ventricular dysfunction as well as arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest and coronary artery bypass graft.

  • Stable peripheral arterial disease guideline

    Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:50 GMT

    This guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Begg A et al with the support of a grant from Bayer plc.

  • Stable coronary artery disease guideline

    Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:08 GMT

    This guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Fay M et al with the support of a grant from Bayer plc.

  • NICE chronic heart failure guideline

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:58 GMT

    This summary of the NICE heart failure guideline covers management and monitoring treatment. Includes algorithms on diagnosis and therapies.

  • SIGN stable angina guideline

    Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:18 GMT

    This summary includes management algorithms for patients with suspected angina, and patients with a definite diagnosis of stable angina.