Posts Tagged ‘Cardiology’

Three units told to halt complex surgery on patients born with heart problems

Three of the 13 hospitals across England have been ordered to stop providing complex heart care amid concerns over standards. NHS England has told three...

New standards revealed to try to resolve heart surgery reconfiguration row

New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which h...

Cardiology: Preoperative statins reduce mortality in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Statins reduce the risk of death by two thirds in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, while no consistent effects were seen fo...

Cardiology: Stop taking patients in cardiac arrest to hospital, says expert

It’s time to stop taking patients in cardiac arrest to hospital and let ambulance crews deliver the best possible care at the scene, says a senior UK doc...

Cardiology: Importance of training for doctors in ECG interpretation

In the latest issue of The British Journal of Cardiology, the editorial considers the importance of ECG training. The following is a summary: The first ...

Cardiology: More lives saved if specialist teams treat acute heart failure

People with suspected acute heart failure should be seen by a specialist team within a heart failure service at hospital. NICE has begun a public consulta...

Cardiology: NICE recommends new treatment for people with common heart condition

In final draft guidance, NICE has recommended Apixaban (Eliquis, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer), in accordance with its licensed indications, for the pre...

Final decision made on paediatric heart services

The Royal Brompton in London and hospitals in Leicester and Leeds are to lose units as part of a national review of paediatric heart services in England. ...

Cardiology: Efficacy of enoxaparin versus unfractionated heparin during angioplasty

Following a systematic review and meta-analysis, enoxaparin seems to be superior to unfractionated heparin in reducing mortality and bleeding outcomes duri...

Cardiology: less revascularisation with drug-eluting stents for saphenous vein graft lesions

Researchers report that, for rates of revascularisation at one year, drug-eluting stents (DES) appear to be superior to bare metal stents (BMS) in saphenou...

Cardiology: antiplatelet ticagrelor may boost CABG survival

The novel reversible antiplatelet agent ticagrelor was associated with lower mortality from coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) compared with stand...