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Tag Archives: cardiovascular diseases

November 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:144–7 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.049

Statin prescription and CV risk assessment in adult psychiatric outpatients with intellectual disability

Jamie Sin Ying Ho, George Collins, Vikram Rohra, Laura Korb, Bhathika Perera

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Introduction Compared with the general population, life-expectancy for people with intellectual disability (ID) is 13 years lower in men and 20 years lower in women.1 Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality in ID patients, accounting for 21% of all adult deaths.2 The Dutch Healthy Ageing and Intellectual Disability (HA-ID) study found similar levels of CVD risk in ID patients over 50 years as age-matched controls.3 However, CVDs are significantly underdiagnosed and undermanaged in people with ID. In one study, only 15% of patients with ID who died from CVD had a documented CVD risk assessment.1,2 Assessment of CVD ri

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A region-wide audit of cardiac rehabilitation services

December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:158 doi:10.5837/bjc.2015.043

A region-wide audit of cardiac rehabilitation services

M Justin S Zaman on behalf of all ACRAN healthcare professionals

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Introduction ACRAN healthcare team Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services are comprehensive, long-term programmes involving medical evaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, education and counselling. CR has been extensively reviewed in the literature,1 and, in patients after myocardial infarction, has been shown to reduce all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates in a Cochrane review.2 However, it has also been shown by others to have little effect on outcomes.3 Doubts over the efficacy of CR have led commissioners to question the value of such services. While the debate continues, the Anglia region CR services (reb

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January 2006 Br J Cardiol 2006;13:5-6

EDTA chelation therapy meets evidence-based medicine

Gervasio A Lamas, Steven J Hussein

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May 2004 Br J Cardiol 2004;11:235-8

Driving and the doctor: awareness of current driving regulations for cardiovascular conditions amongst doctors and nurses

Joseph de Bono, Lucy Hudsmith, Grant Heatlie

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