Telehealth for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease: pragmatic randomised controlled trial

BMJ, 1 June 2016

This randomised controlled trial aims to assess whether non-clinical staff can effectively manage people at high risk of cardiovascular disease using digital health technologies.

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Primary prevention and risk factor reduction in coronary heart disease mortality among working aged men and women in eastern Finland over 40 years: population based observational study

BMJ, 1 March 2016

This population based observational study aims to estimate how much changes in the main risk factors of cardiovascular disease (smoking prevalence, serum cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure) can explain the reduction in coronary heart disease mortality observed among working aged men and women in eastern Finland.

The study concludes that reductions in disease burden and mortality due to coronary heart disease can be achieved through the use of population based primary prevention programmes. Secondary prevention among high risk individuals and treatment of acute events of coronary heart disease could confer additional benefit.

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Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

BMJ, 12 August 2015

This paper aims to systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular events and mortality among older adults: meta-analysis of individual participant data from prospective cohort studies of the CHANCES consortium

BMJ, 20 April 2015

This study aims to investigate the impact of smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular mortality, acute coronary events, and stroke events in people aged 60 and older, and to calculate and report risk advancement periods for cardiovascular mortality in addition to traditional epidemiological relative risk measures.  The study was designed as an individual participant meta-analysis using data from 25 cohorts participating in the CHANCES consortium.

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Integrated primary care for patients with mental and physical multimorbidity: cluster randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for patients with depression comorbid with diabetes or cardiovascular disease

BMJ, March 2015

Congratulations to Dr Waquas Waheed, Consultant Psychiatrist at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, who was a co-author on the Collaborative Interventions for Circulation and Depression trial that has been published in the BMJ.

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