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cardiovascular health


Ensuring adequate anticoagulation is important to reduce the risk of strokes related to atrial fibrillation. A patient-centred approach should be taken to decide the appropriate oral anticoagulant therapy. By Debbie …

When it comes to managing hypertension, pharmacists have an important role in medication management, disease state education, blood pressure measurement and monitoring, and patient counselling. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, …

The pharmacist is a key part of the multidisciplinary team caring for a patient that has been diagnosed with a form of arrhythmia requiring pharmacological treatment.   By Chrysa Giannellis, …

A pharmacist intervention for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease both improves patient outcomes and saves money, according to new research Pharmacist researchers from Canada have developed a model …

As roles for community pharmacists continue to expand, helping patients to maintain their cardiovascular health is more important than ever, writes Sheshtyn Paola Back in mid-2005, pharmacy researchers reached out …

A study of more than 131,000 patients has found pharmacists were able to alleviate GP workload by following up new hypertensive prescriptions In the UK, the New Medicine Service (NMS) …

With codeine-containing medicines going to prescription-only, has the time come to again restrict the sale of all ibuprofen products to pharmacies? Ron Batagol, PhC,FSHP,AGIA, Dip.Jnl. Pharmacist and Obstetric Medication and …

Recent findings that NSAIDs increase risk of heart attack have minimal implications, argues ASMI A recent BMJ study found that all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including over-the-counter medicines such as …

Energy drinks have been found to affect the heart and blood pressure levels in a way caffeine-only drinks do not A study published in the Journal of the American Heart …

Do Aussies take statins to compensate for unhealthy dietary choices? Contrary to popular belief and the results of previous international research, Monash University researchers have shown that statins are not …

A tobacco tax increase taking effect today has been welcomed by health stakeholders. Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White says regular price increases for cigarettes are the single most effective …

Physical exercise can have an anti-ageing effect, according to a German study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress over the weekend. “This latest research out of Europe highlights …