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In these pages are collected the stories from Bandolier relating to heart disease. In due course these will be supplemented by additional material, as resources become available through sponsorship or other means. Readers may also want to visit the Aspirin and Statin resource centres.

Heart disease prediction

Can personality predict risk of coronary heart disease? How many CHD patients are there? Is uric acid related to heart disease? Lifetime risk of coronary heart disease Predicting risk of death from coronary heart disease in young men Risk prediction from RCTs Smoking with CHD Sudden cardiac death Survival with common cancers and heart conditions

Heart disease and behaviour

Being unfit: as life threatening as other risk factors Coaching for lower cholesterol Exercise helps prevent cardiovascular disease Fitness and atherosclerosis progression Hypertension and weight loss Making decisions about menopausal treatments Passive smoking and the risk of coronary heart disease Risk of heart attack after sex Reducing alcohol consumption lowers blood pressure in heavy drinkers Walking good for older women Walking briskly for three hours a week reduces risk of heart disease Walking Reduces Hypertension Risk in Men Weight loss and sodium restriction reduce the need for antihypertensive drugs Weight loss and blood pressure

Heart disease and diet

Alcohol type and mortality Benecol reduces cholesterol Changing diet substantially lowers blood pressure Cholesterol lowering is beneficial Cholesterol fairy home to roost Coffee in moderation doesn't produce heart attacks Do weight-reducing drugs work? Drinking alcohol protects against heart disease Dietary fibre, weight gain and risk factors for cardiovascular disease Duration and extent of cholesterol reduction and risk reduction Eating fish once a week cuts risk of sudden cardiac death by half Eating patterns and the risk of coronary heart disease Eating eggs is unlikely to cause heart disease or strokes Fat consumption and cardiovascular disease Fish and omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk of coronary heart disease in women Fish consumption and coronary heart disease mortality Hyperglycaemia after MI and outcomes More fruit and vegetables lowers the risk of heart disease Preventing hypertension Selenium and CHDSoya reduces total and LDL cholesterol Trans fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease Weight loss and sodium restriction reduce the need for antihypertensive drugs

Heart disease treatments

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening ACE-inhibitors for renal disease and diabetes? ACE Inhibitors in the treatment of chronic heart failure Angina and bisoprolol Aspirin, NSAID, Coxib and PPI Aspirin in low risk individuals Bed rest after heart attackGastrointestinal harm with aspirin Low dose aspirin and haemorrhage in older people Low-dose aspirin - harms and benefits Aspirin and postoperative bleeding after CABG CABG mortality by sex and age Calcium channel blockers and hypertension Cardiac rehabilitation Cholesterol screening Cholesterol lowering treatments and death not related to illness Cholesterol-lowering drugs and erectile dysfunction Cholesterol lowering in patients with CHD Getting LDL cholesterol down Defibrillator use in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Drug treatment of peripheral arterial disease Homocysteine lowering after percutaneous coronary intervention Intensive insulin treatment and heart attack More on NSAID adverse effects NNTs for lipid lowering Prehospital thrombolysis for MI Stent or PTCA for acute MI? Stents and thrombosis Stress management interventions and blood pressure Treatments for hypertension in the elderly Warfarin or aspirin or both after myocardial infarction

Heart disease and management

Adherence to evidence-based therapies Behavioural interventions for hypertension Collaboration between two practices in Exeter points the way to rational prescribing Defibrillator use in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Evidence matters: myocardial infarction Exercising the way to better cardiac health Getting better - myocardial infarction How to 'succeed' with cardiac care in primary care MI rates falling Nurse-led hypertension clinic Noncompliance with antihypertensives Prevention or cure? Revascularisation choices Salt and prescribing behaviour - a visual aid to change prescribing behaviour Speeding up cardiac care Tackling cardiac care - being part of 'SUCCEED' Waiting, quality and outcome

Heart disease and food supplements

Homocysteine & heart disease Homocysteine and heart disease: an update


Cholesterol in older people Coenzyme Q10 in hypertension Oral potassium and blood pressure