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Executive Health Management

Hypertension – Prevention is Better Than Cure

2019 26 Aug

How can we get the most common, costly, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factor under control?     Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death with an upward trend beyond 30% and a tripling in costs between 2010 and 2030, placing a significant economic burden on public healthcare services. 1,2,3 The most common risk factor... Read more

Cardiology Management

Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics and Major Cardiovascular Events

2019 01 Aug

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has become a public health issue, as the International Diabetes Federation recorded a total of 425 million adults between the ages of 20 and 79 that had diabetes in 2017. The main cause of disability and mortality in this cohort is due to issues involving cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association has now... Read more

Cardiology Management

Aspirin Efficacy - All in the Genes?

2019 25 Jul

The benefits of low-dosages of aspirin (75-100mg daily) for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) exceed the risk of bleeding. However, most are still unclear whether aspirin has the same effects on primary prevention.   The recent results from three trials ASPREE, ASCEND and ARRIVE each tested the effects of 100mg of aspirin... Read more

Cardiology Management

Smoking and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

2019 08 Jul

The most in-depth study in the world on smoking risks to cardiovascular health reveals 17 Australian smokers die each day from heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.  The Australian National University (ANU) conducted a study, in partnership with the Heart Foundation and the Sax Institute, with 190,000 Australian smokers and... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET/CT Detects Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Sleep Apnoea Patients

2019 26 Jun

Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting draws a strong link between severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and impaired coronary flow reserve, which is an early sign of the heart disease atherosclerosis. Using 13N-ammonia positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Dietetic Consultation for Lowering Lipid Levels

2019 26 Jun

Change in dietary behaviour is considered to be a first-line approach to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease risk. Dietitians can help change behaviour and modify  risk factors by educating and counselling patients. This is particularly true for patients who are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.   Dietary changes... Read more

Cardiology Management

7th International Conference on PreHT, HT & CMS 2020

2020 03 Apr

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Cardiology Management

Ultra-processed foods and all-cause mortality

2019 05 Jun

One of the major drivers of chronic disease is nutrition. Clinical evidence clearly proves that dietary habits can have a significant influence on our cardiometabolic health and could lead to Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. In addition, a poor quality diet also increases the overall economic burden on healthcare. In fact, studies have... Read more

Cardiology Management

Widespread pain and cardiovascular mortality: the Framingham Heart Study

2019 23 May

Musculoskeletal pain is highly prevalent and is associated with a significantly high socioeconomic impact both on the individual and society. Widespread pain (WSP), in particular, has been linked to elevated disability and loss of quality of life. It is a very common problem reported by more than one in ten adults. The prevalence of widespread... Read more

Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

2019 22 May

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