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Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) includes unstable angina and the two categories of myocardial infarction (MI); ST elevated and non-ST elevated MI.1 These conditions are associated with reduced coronary perfusion, thereby indicating the importance of early diagnosis and risk stratiﬁcation to guide management and...Read more
The guidelines of the Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and other societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice were published recently under the chairmanship of professors Massimo Piepoli of Italy and Arno Hoes of the Netherlands.
This article is based on the...Read more
Heart Failure is a growing problem in Ireland and currently affects 90,000 people; it predominantly affects the elderly population who often find it difficult to access hospital services due to social circumstances.
Morbidity and mortality is high, with heart failure being one of the most frequent causes of...Read more
Case study 1
A 62-year-old female is being seen in the outpatients department for removal of sutures 10 days following an elective right total hip replacement
Over the past 48 hours, this woman has been complaining of progressively worsening right calf pain and swelling.
What is a...Read more
Schizophrenia is a disorder characterised by abnormal thought processes, along with disturbances in behaviour, mood and perception of reality. It usually presents during adolescence or young adulthood (16-30 years) with men reaching a peak vulnerability somewhat earlier (age 16-25) than females (age 25-30), and...Read more