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June 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:61

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BJCardio Staff

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Nanoparticles, inhaled from sources such as vehicle exhausts, have been shown to cross from the lungs into the blood stream. They can then accumulate in areas susceptible to heart problems, according to research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation.  Previous studies have identified a correlation but not a causal link between nanoparticles and strokes or cardiovascular disease. It is not currently possible to measure environmental nanoparticles in the blood. So, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, used a variety of specialist techniques to t

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March 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:19

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BJCardio Staff

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NICE NOAC guidance The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently published two recommendations on the use of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). NICE has recommended the NOAC dabigatran as an option for treating and preventing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in adults (available in full at http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ta327) A final appraisal determination has also been issued for the NOAC rivaroxaban. It recommends it is an effective treatment option for preventing secondary events after acute coronary syndrome in patients with elevated cardiac biomarkers. Publication of full guidance is e

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