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Transluminal aortic stenting

23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: cardiology

There are various different types of aneurysms. A saccular aneurysm is a small outpouching of the vessel (Fig. 1a); fusiform aneurysms are formed from a general...

Using non-invasive methods to perform vascular assessment

31 July 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: Tissue viability

The methods of investigating peripheral vascular disease have improved in recent years with the advent of Doppler ultrasound. Disease in virtually all major blood...

Preventing amputation in adults with diabetes: identifying the risks

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard


Good management of diabetes can reduce the risk of complications of the disease. When not well managed, diabetes is associated with the complications of heart...

Deep vein thrombosis: diagnosis and treatment

22 January 2014

Nursing Standard


This article aims to give nurses an insight into proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is relatively common and is associated with significant morbidity and...

Open AccessOptimising the assessment and management of lower limb wounds in general practice

04 November 2020

Primary Health Care

leg wounds

Patients who present to general practice with a complex lower limb wound or vascular concerns are often referred to other services for review, which may cause delays...

Comparing mean and single automated office blood pressure measurement in a US ambulatory care setting

08 September 2021

Primary Health Care

blood pressure measurement

Accurate blood pressure measurement is essential to appropriately diagnose and treat hypertension. Blood pressure is usually measured by taking a single automated...

Understanding patient assessment and treatment in deep vein thrombosis

24 October 2022

Nursing Standard


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) commonly develops in the deep veins of the legs, but it can potentially form in any part of the body. There are several risk factors...

A nurse’s guide to direct oral anticoagulants

05 January 2021

Nursing Standard


Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have provided a practical alternative to warfarin sodium and low molecular weight heparin for people requiring anticoagulation....

Cerebral venous thrombosis in the puerperium: a reflective case study

26 October 2021

Emergency Nurse

service delivery and improvement

The increased risk of stroke during pregnancy and the puerperium – defined as being the first six weeks post-partum – has been well documented. The incidence,...

Open AccessBenefits of digital technologies in empowering patients to take control of their cardiovascular health

23 June 2021

Primary Health Care

empowering patients

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is preventable. Risk factors for CVD include high blood pressure, being overweight and type 2 diabetes. Empowering patients to take...