A Scottish Government report on an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) data linkage project has been published. The project is attempting to gain a clearer understanding of the low survival rate for OHCA patients in Scotland by linking data from patients treated by ambulance staff to in-hospital data.
Two updated SIGN guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been published. SIGN Guideline 149 on ‘Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease’ provides recommendations on how to estimate and manage cardiovascular risk in people with and without established CVD. SIGN Guideline 150 on ‘Cardiac rehabilitation’ includes recommendations on assessment, health behaviour change techniques, lifestyle risk factor management, psychosocial health, vocational rehabilitation and medical risk management.