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Category list : Cardiovascular agents

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  • Study shows long-term benefits of pravastatin in unstable angina

    23 DEC 2000 0:00

    Evidence that pravastatin is of long-term benefit when started after hospital admission for unstable angina is provided by the results of a new trial.

  • ARBs reduce BP in prehypertensive patients (POEM) Subscription

    1 JUL 2006

    Clinical question What is the effect of treating prehypertension with an angiotensin-receptor blocker?

  • Excessive lowering of BP causes more harm than good (POEM) Subscription

    1 AUG 2006

    Clinical question Can aggressive lowering of blood pressure in patients with coronary artery disease be dangerous?

  • Spotlight on medicines: Dronedarone Subscription

    1 JAN 2010

    Medicines used to treat atrial fibrillation can cause various side effects. Dronedarone, the most recent antiarrhythmic drug to become available, is well tolerated. This article looks at its place in therapy

  • Reducing hyperlipidaemia and CHD Subscription

    1 FEB 2010

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for 21 per cent of deaths in England and Wales and 24 per cent in Scotland. However, this disease is preventable and one way of reducing risk is to prevent or treat chronic risk factors such as hyperlipidaemia.

  • What to prescribe after a man has an MI Subscription

    1 MAR 2011

    A British National Formulary (BNF) case study presents prescribing issues that need consideration after a heart attack

  • Let’s recap on ACEIs for hypertension Subscription

    Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are used to treat a range of conditions, including high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetic neuropathy and post myocardial infarction. The new medicine service in England can be offered to patients starting a medicine for hypertension but how can you tell that this is the indication when a patient hands you a prescription for an ACE inhibitor? Of course, the patient may be able to confirm this but, if he or she is unsure, other medicines ...

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    Cardiac drug safety: a bench to bedside approach (book review) Subscription

    7 NOV 2012 12:31 By Alison Warren

    Learn about cardiac drug safety ‘Cardiac drug safety: a bench to bedside approach’, by Matthew J. Killeen. Pp xii+174. Price £48.  Singapore: World Scientific; 2012. ISBN 981 4317 45 4

  • Anticoagulation therapy Subscription

    14 FEB 2014 9:52

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance on tests for self-monitoring the clotting of blood in people on long-term anticoagulation therapy. The guidance is available for consultation on the NICE website until 27 February 2014.

  • Behind recent hypertension headlines Subscription

    8 MAR 2014 By Sotiris Antoniou, Paul Wright

    My doctor measured my blood pressure again and says it’s still too high: 148 over 88, he said. He gave me this prescription [ramipril] but I don’t know if I want to get it. I’m nearly 70 and I’ve never had to take anything until now. I remember reading in the papers before Christmas about some new guidance in America that said some people are being given these blood pressure medicines when they don’t need them. And then just last week it was in The Telegraph that these medicines ...

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