Stroke survivors continue to smoke…

Programmes for patients with stroke and cardiovascular disease should be as robust as smoking cessation programmes offered to patients with cancer, the authors of...

Access to care disrupted for young adults with diabetes in COVID-19

Young adults with diabetes are most likely to report having missed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic and have lower intention of receiving COVID-19...

Aspirin linked with increased risk of heart failure

 Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s...

E-cigarette smokers more likely to suffer heart attacks: WHF

A recent report prepared by the World Heart Federation (WHF) entitled “Electronic cigarettes: a new threat to cardiovascular health” concludes that consumers of electronic cigarettes are almost...

Private hospitals on the road to recovery after devastating impact of...

Financial results released by both Netcare and Life Healthcare for the financial year ended 30 September have shown a significant improvement compared to last...

Better management of high cholesterol needed in young adults

Many young adults with moderate or severe hypercholesterolemia do not achieve guideline-directed low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction, the authors of a research letter published...

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Fatal heart attack or stroke could be first sign of CVD...

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Proposals to curb escalating medico-legal claims released for comment

With medical negligence claims in both the private and public healthcare sector escalating to billions of rands in the past few years, the South...

Sleep onset timing linked to risk of developing CVD

A British study just published online in the European Heart Journal: Digital Health has confirmed that there is an association between sleep onset timing and...

Leadership award for Dr Strachan

Dr Simon Strachan, SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) CEO and Business for SA executive, is the recipient of the annual Discovery Leadership in Health Award 2021 Jointly selected...

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Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

Similar 5-year outcomes with TAVR or surgical aortic valve replacement in...

New five-year data from the SURTAVI trial found that there was no difference in all-cause mortality or stroke between patients at intermediate surgical risk who had...

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Utilising a magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy system, the double-blind, randomised OPT-PEACE trial found that nearly all patients receiving antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention...

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