[NICE Guideline] Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management

NICE |  July 2019 |Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management [NG115]

NICE has updated its guideline which covers diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) in people aged 16 and older. It aims to help people with COPD to receive a diagnosis earlier so that they can benefit from treatments to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and keep them healthy for longer.

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[NICE Interventional procedures guidance] Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction

NICE | June 2019 | Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction Interventional procedures guidance [IPG653]

Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults. This involves placing a new bioprosthetic valve inside a failing bioprosthetic valve.

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[NICE Interventional procedures guidance] Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure

NICE | June 2019 | Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure Interventional procedures guidance [IPG655]

NICE has published evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults. This involves placing a device under the skin of the chest, which delivers electrical pulses to make the heart contract more strongly.

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