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Rethink on beta blockers after heart attack

Rethink on beta blockers after heart attack

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Doubts have been raised about guideline recommendations for beta blockers to be routinely used as secondary prevention therapy after an acute mycocardial infarction.

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Don’t SPRINT towards lower BP targets

Michael Woodhead

Don’t SPRINT towards lower BP targets

Like the haggling scene over a false beard in Monty Python’s Life of Brian, hypertension experts are engaging in a bit of to-and-fro on the issue of blood pressure targets.

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A missed MI

A missed MI

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In this Complaints column, we discuss the case of a GP who was reprimanded after failing to detect a heart attack in a patient with diabetes.

Three in one care

Three in one care

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A new $10 million facility in the suburbs of Perth will offer cardiology, radiation oncology and sleep treatments under one roof.

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Post-op AF raises risk of stroke

Post-op AF raises risk of stroke

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Patients who experience atrial fibrillation after inpatient surgery have an increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke, a study shows.

Do polypills improve CVD care?

Do polypills improve CVD care?

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Using polypills in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease has been discussed for years, now a new study shows they could be an important public health tool.

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