Absolute risk representation in cardiovascular disease prevention: comprehension and preferences of health care consumers and general practitioners involved in a focus group study
- Communicating cardiovascular risk. Manis, Kosta // Pulse;Sep2014, p106
The article offers a three-stage guide for general practitioners (GPs) to use to communicate the risk of cardiovascular disease to patients. It mentions the need to assess the numeracy skills and reading level of the patient at the start of the consultation. It notes that the scepticism of the...
- Study backs folic acid for all. // Pulse;11/30/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 45, p23
The article discusses that general practitioners should prescribe folic acid supplements for patients to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorder. The Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine analyzed the link between the concentration of serum homocysteine and ischemic heart disease and...
- Is the Physicianâ€™s Behavior in Dyslipidemia Diagnosis in Accordance with Guidelines? Cross-Sectional Escarval Study. Palazón-Bru, Antonio; Gil-Guillén, Vicente F.; Orozco-Beltrán, Domingo; Pallarés-Carratalá, Vicente; Valls-Roca, Francisco; Sanchís-Domenech, Carlos; Martín-Moreno, José M.; Redón, Josep; Navarro-Pérez, Jorge; Fernández-Giménez, Antonio; Pérez-Navarro, Ana M.; Trillo, José L.; Usó, Ruth; Ruiz, Elías // PLoS ONE;Mar2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p1
Background: Clinical inertia has been defined as mistakes by the physician in starting or intensifying treatment when indicated. Inertia, therefore, can affect other stages in the healthcare process, like diagnosis. The diagnosis of dyslipidemia requires â‰¥2 high lipid values, but...
- Framingham has 'no clinical utility'. Swan, David // Pulse;7/4/2012, Vol. 72 Issue 24, p12
The article offers information on the research which shows the need for general practitioners (GPs) to switch to QRISK2 algorithm for use in cardiovascular risk score than Framingham risk score because of the absence of clinical utility.
- Prize-winning paper. // GP: General Practitioner;6/16/2003, p12
This article focuses on a photograph of general practitioner Pippa Oakeshott and her colleagues Francesco Cappuccio, Pasquale Strazzullo and Sally Kerry, who have won Â£1,000 for highlighting the problems of using cardiovascular risk estimates across different ethnic populations.
- Lifestyle interventions cut risk of CVD. Pownall, Mark // GP: General Practitioner;9/8/2006, p8
The article focuses on a study by EuroAction on lifestyle intervention to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease. 10,792 high risk cardiovascular patients from across Europe were studied and it was found out that lifestyle intervention by a trained nurse, alongwith a general practitioner,...
- Levels of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Singapore following a national intervention programme. Cutter, Jeffery; Tan, Bee Yian; Suok Kai Chew // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;2001, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p908
Objective To evaluate the impact of the National Healthy Lifestyle Programme, a noncommunicable disease intervention programme for major cardiovascular disease risk factors in Singapore, implemented in 1992. Methods The evaluation was carried out in 1998 by the Singapore National Health Survey...
- AHA Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines. Morantz, Carrie; Torrey, Brian // American Family Physician;9/15/2002, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p1110
Deals with the updated recommendations of the American Heart Association for cardiovascular disease prevention. Risk factor screening; Details of global risk estimation.
- Cardiovascular: Heart tool boosts GP care. Robinson, Stephen // GP: General Practitioner;3/31/2014, p50
GPs should use a new computer tool to estimate patients' lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease and intervene much earlier to reduce risk, experts have said.