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May 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:141–4

Availability of cardiac equipment in general practice premises in a cardiac network: a survey

Alison Day, Carol Oldroyd, Sonia Godfrey, Tom Quinn

Abstract

Background Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of premature death in developed countries. The National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (NSF CHD)1 sets out national standards for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of CHD including explicit recognition of the role of primary care teams. A further NSF chapter ‘Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death’ was published in 2005,2 emphasising that patients with long-term conditions may be managed in primary care. It also highlighted better access to effective management of arrhythmias in all areas, including primary care. Cardiovascular diagnostic and monitoring equipm

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