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Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20(suppl 1): S1–S16 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.s01

Optimising hypertension treatment: NICE/BHS guideline implementation and audit for best practice

Dr Terry McCormack, Dr Chris Arden, Dr Alan Begg, Professor Mark Caulfield, Dr Kathryn Griffith, Ms Helen Williams

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February 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:9-10

Heart failure registry looks at mortality with ARBs

BJ Cardio Staff

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The registry study, published in Journal of the American Medical Association (January 12th, 2011 issue), involved 30,254 patients, of whom 2,500 were taking losartan and 2,639 were taking candesartan. One-year survival was 90% for patients receiving candesartan and 83% for those taking losartan. Five-year survival was 61% and 44%, respectively. In multivariate analysis with adjustment for propensity scores, the hazard ratio for mortality for losartan compared with candesartan was 1.43 (p<0.001). The authors, led by Dr Maria Eklind-Cervenka (South Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden) note that the difference remained significant even after adjustme

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News from the 2010 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology

September 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:211-14

News from the 2010 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology

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Highlights of this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 28th to September 1st included a new drug which benefits heart failure by slowing heart rate, and more exciting results from oral compounds that could replace warfarin in various indications. Highlights of this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 28th to September 1st included a new drug which benefits heart failure by slowing heart rate, and more exciting results from oral compounds that could replace warfarin in various indications. SHIFT: ivabradine shows benefit in heart failure

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