Cardiovascular system disorders

Summary of COVID-19 medicines guidance: Cardiovascular system disorders

20 January 2021This page summarises and signposts to medicine related guidance we’re aware of from professional and government bodies relating to coronavirus and cardiovascular system disorders. Our…

Bentracimab

10 January 2021dm+d: Unassigned

Optimising medicines for Cardiovascular Disease in older people living with frailty

24 November 2020Cardiovascular medicines are the most frequently prescribed drug class in older people. Yet clinicians face challenges when prescribing or deprescribing these medicines because of the…

Summary of NICE guidance for Chronic heart failure

16 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Lipid modification

8 November 2020Thisedition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.…

Safety in Lactation: Sympathomimetics for acute cardiac conditions

4 November 2020Additional information relating to breastfeeding To be used in conjunction with individual drug entries for specific information and guidance. Dobutamine, dopamine and dopexamine are inotropes…

Summary of NICE guidance for Hyperglycaemia in ACS / Ticagrelor for ACS

3 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Summary of NICE guidance for Stable angina

3 November 2020Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has amended footnotes in the guidance to cover new advice from the MHRA about safety concerns…

Summary of NICE guidance for Clopidogrel and MR dipyridamole for prevention of occlusive vascular events / Prucalopride in women / Sedation in children and young people

2 November 2020This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this…

Can low dose aspirin be used in breastfeeding mothers as an antiplatelet agent?

29 October 2020Limited data and pharmacokinetics indicate that low dose aspirin (defined here as 75 – 150mg daily) passes into breast milk in small amounts.   There…