Cardiovascular news

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazides better than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensives, large-scale analysis suggests

Thiazide diuretics are more effective than ACE inhibitors...

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

MHRA advises on anticoagulant dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) should...

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for maximum benefit, say researchers

Blood-pressure-lowering drugs may be more effective...

NICE backs secondary prevention drug for patients with stable cardiovascular disease

NICE backs secondary prevention drug for patients with stable cardiovascular disease

NHS prescribers have a new routine option for preventing...

Monitor high-risk statin patients for osteoporosis, say researchers

Monitor high-risk statin patients for osteoporosis, say researchers

Patients taking high-dose statins who are at increased...

High-dose statins could be made available over the counter, says NHS England

High-dose statins could be made available over the counter, says NHS England

High-dose statins could be supplied by pharmacists...

Updated NICE hypertension guidance halves threshold for prescribing antihypertensives

Updated NICE hypertension guidance halves threshold for prescribing antihypertensives

GPs should offer BP-lowering drugs to patients under...

Don't stop statins in elderly, say researchers

Don't stop statins in elderly, say researchers

Stopping statins after the age of 75 could increase...

No need to restrict dietary vitamin K intake in patients on warfarin, say researchers

No need to restrict dietary vitamin K intake in patients on warfarin, say researchers

Increasing dietary vitamin K intake may be beneficial...

Prescribers advised not to use newer anticoagulants in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome

Prescribers advised not to use newer anticoagulants in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome

Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) should not...

Half of patients on statins do not reach cholesterol goals, study shows

Half of patients on statins do not reach cholesterol goals, study shows

Half of patients prescribed statins fail to reach their...

Vitamin D and omega-3 do not prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease, major trial suggests

Vitamin D and omega-3 do not prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease, major trial suggests

Neither vitamin D nor omega-3 supplements are effective...

NICE updates chronic heart failure guideline

NICE updates chronic heart failure guideline

NICE has updated its guideline on chronic heart failure...

Low-dose aspirin 'ineffective' for cardiovascular prevention in larger patients

Low-dose aspirin 'ineffective' for cardiovascular prevention in larger patients

Higher aspirin doses may be needed to prevent vascular...

Prescribing antihypertensive drugs as a single pill 'leads to better outcomes'

Prescribing antihypertensive drugs as a single pill 'leads to better outcomes'

Patients prescribed a combination of antihypertensive...

New MIMS table summarises monitoring requirements for lipid-lowering drugs

New MIMS table summarises monitoring requirements for lipid-lowering drugs

GPs can now use a handy MIMS table to check which tests...

PCSK9 inhibitor licensed for risk reduction in established cardiovascular disease

PCSK9 inhibitor licensed for risk reduction in established cardiovascular disease

Repatha (evolocumab) can now be prescribed to reduce...

New MIMS table summarises dosing of novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention

New MIMS table summarises dosing of novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention

GPs can now consult a handy MIMS table to help them...

GPs should no longer prescribe 18 'low value' treatments, NHS England rules

GPs should no longer prescribe 18 'low value' treatments, NHS England rules

NHS England believes cutting access to the treatments,...

Prescribe quinine with caution in patients at risk of QT prolongation, MHRA advises

Prescribe quinine with caution in patients at risk of QT prolongation, MHRA advises

New advice highlights that quinine can have effects...