Cardiovascular news

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Consider safety of calcium supplements in older people with aortic stenosis, say researchers

New research links calcium supplements to earlier death...

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Icosapent ethyl not advocated in draft NICE guidance

NICE guidance currently out for consultation does not...

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Antiemetics linked to increased risk of stroke

Antidopaminergic antiemetics are associated with an...

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NICE updates hypertension guidance

The updated NICE hypertension guideline includes new...

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Second SGLT2 inhibitor for heart failure recommended by NICE

Empagliflozin (Jardiance) has been approved for routine...

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New lipid-modifying treatment for cardiovascular risk reduction

Vazkepa (icosapent ethyl) can be prescribed in patients...

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Direct-acting oral anticoagulants set for wider use under NHS deal

More than half a million more people will be able to...

'Game-changing' new cholesterol-lowering drug to be given by GPs

Draft guidance from NICE recommends inclisiran (Leqvio)...

Irbesartan batches recalled over contamination

Batches of some irbesartan-containing products are...

Second SGLT2 inhibitor approved for heart failure

Clinicians now have a choice of SGLT2 inhibitors to...

New research supports statin prescribing in patients over 75 years

Evidence suggesting a mortality benefit of statins...

Prescribe antihypertensives to reduce cardiovascular risk regardless of blood pressure, say researchers

Prescribers should consider blood pressure-lowering...

Updated NICE atrial fibrillation guidance recommends newer anticoagulants

Direct-acting oral coagulants should be offered to...

New oral lipid-lowering treatment approved by NICE

Bempedoic acid (Nilemdo) has been approved for routine...

'Innovative' heart failure treatment recommended by NICE

Dapagliflozin (Forxiga), the first SGLT2 inhibitor...

New lipid-lowering treatment available to prescribe

Bempedoic acid (Nilemdo) is a new oral treatment option...

Most statin side-effects down to 'nocebo' effect, study suggests

90% of the symptom burden reported with statins was...

Diabetes drug approved to treat heart failure

Forxiga (dapagliflozin) is the first SGLT2 inhibitor...

MHRA urges GPs to ensure continued INR monitoring during pandemic

The MHRA advice was issued following reports of an...

New MIMS table to guide antihypertensive monitoring in primary care

Monitoring requirements for ACE inhibitors and angiotensin...