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30/06/2010 00:00:00
ESC elected to head secretariat of European Chronic Disease Alliance

The ESC has been elected to head the secretariat of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) for the next two years. The announcement comes as the ECDA holds its first meeting of 2015 in Brussels today.

First issue of “European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy” is out now

Pharmacotherapy is an increasingly important area of cardiology given the high number of cardiac patients who are on medication of some kind. This new journal aims to publish the highest quality research, interpreting and integrating new scientific developments within the field of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. The overarching goal of the journal is to improve the care of patients with cardiovascular disease with a specific focus on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy.

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to reduced risk of heart failure

A large study shows that drinking up to seven drinks a week in early to middle age is associated with a 20% lower risk of men developing heart failure in the future when compared to people who did not drink at all, and a more modest 16% reduced risk for women.

Poor acceptance of illness associated with worse quality of life in chronic heart failure

Failure to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure, according to research published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Patients with lower illness acceptance more often had lower energy levels, more severe pain, negative emotional reactions, sleep disorders and limited mobility, and were socially isolated.

Blood sugar levels in heart failure patients predict risk of early death, hospitalisations and diabetes

New research suggests that people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked on arrival. This simple and inexpensive measure could identify patients at high risk of early death, further hospitalisations, or the development of more health problems, such as diabetes.

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