25 July 2019: A major national effort is underway to find hundreds of thousands of people at heightened risk of a stroke. Rachael Healy talks to the healthcare professionals and NHS leaders at the front line of a push that could help avert countless disastrous cardiovascular events.
28 June 2019: The vast majority of people with heart failure are only diagnosed after an emergency hospital admission – even though many would have seen their GP before about classic heart failure symptoms. We look at why this condition is so difficult to spot, and explore opportunities in the NHS to improve early diagnosis.
3 June 2019: As NICE calls for truly multidisciplinary care for heart failure, we explore the potential role for pharmacists and what it could mean for the profession, primary care and patients.
1 October 2018: For a condition without a cure, receiving treatment and support to help slow down progression can be life-changing. But for vascular dementia, it can take years to receive a diagnosis and access care.
1 August 2018: The evidence shows cardiac rehabilitation reduces premature deaths and improves quality of life, yet half of patients invited still don’t attend. We investigate why – and looks at what healthcare professionals can do about it.
25 June 2018: Statins are the backbone of cholesterol-lowering treatment, but some of the seven million users in the UK find these don’t work well enough or aren’t well tolerated. We explore how a new treatment class could be a much-needed innovation for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.