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Going Up? Hypertension and it's Link to ...Food
It is well known that salt raises blood pressure. Certain fats also contribute to hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. This session reviews the mechanism of hypertension and looks at latest evi...dence linking certain foods to this common disease.
The Relationship Between Amino Acids and... Atherosclerosis
Taurine and homocysteine are essential amino acids that regulate metabolism and function....
Nurse Practitioner Management of Hyperte...nsion (HTN)
Hypertension is an extremely complex condition. This session looks at some of the complex considerations that relate to NP practice....
Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes
By the year 2020 cardiovascular disease is estimated to become the leading worldwide cause of death and disability. Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a major part of cardiovascular disease and contin...ue to be a major cause of acute hospitalisation. Fast Facts: Acute Coronary Syndromes is an international evidence-based publication that will update health care professionals' knowledge of the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of ACS. More specifically, it focuses on the important factors which will optimise patient outcomes including correct initial diagnosis, proper risk stratification, and ideal therapeutic decision-making according to American and European management guidelines. It provides comprehensive information about the current technologies and treatment strategies for these conditions with the overall aim of assisting best practice in the identification and management of all patients with ACS.
Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias
Recent progress in interventional therapies has revolutionized the management of cardiac arrhythmias, resulting in a remarkable improvement in outcomes for patients. Yet the diagnosis and management o...f arrhythmias are still viewed as a complex and inaccessible area of modern cardiology. Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias cuts through the technical detail to provide a better understanding of how the patient with arrhythmia presents, and how the problem should be best investigated and managed. Highlights include: Succinct descriptions with clear well-annotated illustrations of normal conduction and the mechanisms of arrhythmias A simple classification of arrhythmias based on 12-lead ECG patterns A comprehensive review of presenting signs and symptoms, with key questions to ask the patient A logical approach to investigation: predict it (history and examination), wait for it (monitoring) or provoke it (electrophysiological testing) Practical information on management options: pharmacological therapy, direct cardioversion, catheter ablation and cardiac devices The latest international guidelines on atrial fibrillation and catheter and surgical ablation Important pharmacological updates, including the latest thinking on anticoagulation. This highly readable handbook is a practical resource for all primary care physicians, cardiologists in training, cardiac nurses, technicians and medical students seeking a better understanding of the mechanisms of arrhythmias and the contemporary therapies available, with a view to improving patient care. ‘This easily readable handbook provides a comprehensive practical resource for primary care physicians, cardiologists in training, nurses, and technicians, as well as for medical students seeking an up-to-date clinical overview of common arrhythmias.’ – European Heart Journal on 1st edn
Fast Facts: Hypertension
Hypertension is a real and serious issue in health care. This 96-page eBook comprehensively explains this topic; practically instructs health care responses, and cites a plethora of evidence. ...Flowing from that, the eBook thoroughly explains the science and history of glaucoma; as well as more practical aspects such as management, treatment and prevention. It also includes many easy-to-read diagrams, tables and subparagraphs so that the reader can efficiently consume this information. 'Raised blood pressure is the biggest cause of death and disability in the world. Treatment trials have uniformly demonstrated major reductions in cardiovascular disease (i.e. stroke, heart failure and heart attack). Thus, the need for more effective management of hypertension is obvious, even in developed societies such as the UK and the USA, where still today fewer than one-half of hypertensive individuals are being adequately treated. As a result, many hundreds of people are dying, or suffering unneccessarily, from strokes, heart failure and heart attacks...'