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Heart Health

24 results found for: Heart health

Clinical briefing: Pharmacy BP checks a lifeline to public

With stress levels rising during the pandemic, screening for raised blood pressure in community pharmacies is more important than ever.

Numark and Rowlands branches pilot heart health service

The service will give people a heart age score and cardiovascular risk assessment based on height, weight, blood pressure and BMI.

More people could benefit from antihypertensives, study finds

Many more people could benefit from blood pressure-lowering medication, according to a new study in the Lancet.

Five London pharmacies to run virtual heart clinics

Five London pharmacies will run virtual heart screening clinics for over 65s who suffer shortness of breath.  

The enigmatic aura

Could you tell the difference between a migraine aura and a transient ischaemic attack or stroke?

Oral infections in childhood linked to adult CVD

Oral infections during childhood may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life, according to a study from Finland

Statins don’t lower LDL-C optimally in all patients

More than half of patients do not show optimal reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) within two years of starting statins, Heart reports

Pharmacy closures harm statin adherence in US study

Pharmacy closures are associated with “persistent, clinically significant declines” in older patients’ adherence to heart medications, a recent study found

CPPE: New e-learning on atrial fibrillation

AF has been identified as a condition where opportunistic screening could be beneficial. Community pharmacy is well placed to support this screening

Blood pressure management

This module provides an overview of hypertension screening and management including drug treatments and self-help advice through lifestyle interventions

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medications

From ACE inhibitors to alpha blockers, here is detailed look at the different classes of antihypertensives

UKCPA: Make CVD prevention your key priority

There are plenty of opportunities for pharmacists to improve the cardiovascular profile of their local area

London LPC receives AF detection funding

Calls for the scheme, which builds pathways between pharmacy and cardiologists, to be rolled out nationwide

Watching brief: Self-testing

What's happening in the self-testing category?

Ambitions set out to improve A-B-C detection

The A-B-C conditions can be detected through routine checks across community and healthcare settings

Pharmacy BP services good for patients and NHS, commissioners told

Pharmacy-based hypertension services have potential to improve both public health and NHS efficiency, the CCA said

Clinical review: Antihypertensive medication

We take a detailed look at the drugs in the different classes of antihypertensives

Flu jab saves lives in heart failure

Flu vaccination seems to reduce both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to research

Government tackles air pollution

The UK is the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on WHO recommendations

UKCPA: What is autonomic dysreflexia?

Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) deserves a wider level of understanding among pharmacists

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