Navigation Links
Selecting high-risk patients for heart screening
Date:4/25/2010

Using routine data from electronic patient records to select individuals at high risk of developing heart disease, rather than screening all adults aged between 40 and 74 years of age, is just as effective at saving lives but will be cheaper to run, according to research published on bmj.com today.

Despite a significant decrease in heart disease in the last twenty years, heart problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death in the UK. Heart disease also costs the UK economy around 30 billion every year.

In an attempt to tackle this major health problem, the UK government is introducing a national vascular screening programme to identify individuals at high risk of developing heart disease. All adults between the ages of 40 to 74, free of diagnosed diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, will be invited to their surgery for a health check. This assessment will include blood tests, blood pressure monitoring and a heart disease review. Individuals will receive further treatment depending on the results of their tests.

The screening programme is expected to prevent 9,500 heart attacks and strokes every year and will cost around 250 million.

The authors, led by Dr Simon Griffin from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, investigated how the government screening programme would compare to systems where high risk patients would be pre-selected and invited for assessment and possible treatment.

Griffin, Chamnan and colleagues assessed data from participants in the UK EPIC-Norfolk study, a major European investigation into the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. Almost 17,000 men and women between the ages of 40-74, who were free from heart disease and diabetes at the start of the study, took part in the research.

The researchers examined different screening strategies to determine which ones were most effective. These included inviting all 40-74 year olds for vascular s
'/>"/>

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmjgroup.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. What to Look for When Selecting an Electronic Health Record for Your Community Oncology Practice - Free Educational Webinar
2. Surgical quality program is a strong tool for assessing outcomes for high-risk procedures
3. High-Risk Women May Often Avoid Using Tamoxifen
4. High-risk women reluctant to take tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer, U-M study finds
5. Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women
6. Mammography may increase breast cancer risk in some high-risk women
7. Mammography May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some High-Risk Women
8. Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI
9. Stand Up To Cancer Funds High-risk/High-reward Cancer Research by 13 Young Scientists
10. Monitoring of high-risk medications unchanged despite FDA warnings
11. UT researcher receives $2.4 million to research obesity, high-risk pregnancy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, 350 West Maryland Street, ... will be attending from across the country. All specialties will be represented. Attendees ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... care or Self-Directed Care is, how to access caregivers and what to look ... other valuable and pertinent information. , Founded in 2006 in Canoga Park, CA ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... send information about new patients directly from Practice Perfect to FOTO enabling cost ... entry. , Steven Presement, President of Practice Perfect, stated "FOTO ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Routines… every family has them. Whether it’s a ... easier for parents, caregivers and children too. Here are three reasons why routines can ... become more fluid. When a routine is implemented into a child’s schedule, they are ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants (STC) ... audit protocol for the European Union. Leading companies around the world use IAPC ... rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost-effective manner. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 3Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on September 9, 2015 4Health News:AdvantagePlusCaregivers.com® Launches New Website for Corporate and Franchisee Locations in 3 States 2Health News:FOTO Announces New Integration Partnership with Practice Perfect 2Health News:Back into the Swing of Things: How Family Routines Benefit Children 2Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 2Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 3Health News:Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) and Specialty Technical Consultants(STC) Publish Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit Protocol for the European Union 4
... know that exercise is important to maintain and ... are at all-time highs and have become major ... Missouri researchers found that healthy adults who received ... physical activity levels. Conversely, interventions based on cognitive ...
... , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who ... times increased risk of developing Parkinson,s disease, a new ... Parkinson,s disease and 358 people without the nervous system ... Farming and Movement Evaluation Study involving licensed pesticide applicators ...
... A rinsing technique with betadine that costs ... reduce the infection rate following total knee and hip joint ... University Medical Center. The study, presented at the ... a three minute diluted betadine lavage combined with painting of ...
... , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Some ... finding that suggests the need for more oversight of ... study. Of 5,156 "tweets" sent by 260 U.S. ... researchers found that 3 percent were unprofessional. ...
... 2011) Two studies published in the current issue ... islet cell transplantation for treating diabetes. Researchers in Milan, ... in diabetic therapy and islet cell regeneration and Canadian ... in vitro. Both studies are in the ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis affected about 3.1 million Hispanics in ... wide variations in arthritis rates among Hispanic subgroups, according to ... ranged from a low of 11.7 percent among Cuban Americans ... to the analysis of National Health Interview Survey data from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why 2Health News:2 Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's in Study 2Health News:Inexpensive rinsing effective at reducing post-op infection following joint replacement surgery 2Health News:Some Docs May Use Twitter for 'Unprofessional' Messages: Report 2Health News:Researchers work at the frontiers of islet cell transplantation 2Health News:Researchers work at the frontiers of islet cell transplantation 3Health News:3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... Pepperl+Fuchs, a world leader in process ... leading provider of HART protocol devices. The move ... its integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position ... are pleased to add the MACTek WirelessHART product ... Bolin , Pepperl+Fuchs, executive vice president of the ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  Ascendant Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... that its Healthcare subsidiary, Dougherty,s Holdings, has acquired Springtown ... downtown square of Springtown, Texas , ... years, this community-based pharmacy has provided retail prescriptions, healthcare ... Springtown . The ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015  Daktari Diagnostics today announced a collaboration with Merck, ... and Canada , to develop Daktari,s ... up to $8.5 million over the next 3.5 years, will ... regulatory approval of Daktari,s HCV test. The ... can detect low levels of virus directly in a single ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ascendant Solutions, Inc. Announces Completion of Fifth Pharmacy Acquisition by Its Dougherty's Holdings Subsidiary 2Ascendant Solutions, Inc. Announces Completion of Fifth Pharmacy Acquisition by Its Dougherty's Holdings Subsidiary 3Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 2Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: