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CARDIOVASCULAR

Cardiovascular topics for primary care professionals including angina, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension and cardiomyopathy. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

Cardiovascular learning planExternal web site

This learning plan aims to refresh GPs’ knowledge of cardiovascular conditions, and provide practical learning ...

Cardiovascular learning plan 2External web site

Hypertension, stable angina, arrthymias, infective endocarditis, warfarin reversal and a case of breathlessness are covered ...

Cardiovascular learning plan 3External web site

Aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease, cardiac rehabilitation, ABPM monitoring and pulse oximetry in ...

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Knowledge

Multifactorial management of cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetesExternal web site

Type 2 diabetes results from a range of risk factors that may be best managed with a multifactorial...

Initiated, funded, and reviewed by Novo Nordisk Ltd. Date of preparation: December 2017; UK/VT/0817/0488c
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Webcast

Listening for valve disease in primary care and ensuring good outcomesExternal web site

Valve disease is an underestimated growing public health problem. There is currently suboptimal surveillance...

This learning module has been initiated, funded and reviewed by Edwards Lifesciences. Date of preparation: August 2017
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Presentation Slides

MIMS Learning Live 2017 - Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease, London SlidesExternal web site

Presentation slides from the MIMS Learning Live 2017 London event, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease...

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Clinical Review

Atrial fibrillation: clinical reviewExternal web site

This review by Dr Andrew Money-Kyrle, updated in 2017, examines the diagnosis and management of atrial...

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Knowledge

Comorbidities in older peopleExternal web site

Dr Richard Day considers comorbidities in older people, including the likelihood of having multiple...

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Knowledge

Hypertension and CVD clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Terry McCormack, GP and research lead, describes his role in primary care cardiovascular research...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest painExternal web site

Dr Ivan Benett and Dr Toni Hazell describe how to implement the updated NICE guidance on chest pain...

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Knowledge

Weight management, type 2 diabetes and asthma: prescribing updateExternal web site

Liraglutide as a weight loss option, a combination tablet for type 2 diabetes and a dry powder inhaler...

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Knowledge

The ECG in ischaemiaExternal web site

In part four of a series on ECG interpretation, Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull discuss the ECG in...

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Knowledge

Analysing ECGs in primary careExternal web site

In the third of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen present steps 6 to 10 of a 10-step system...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on multimorbidityExternal web site

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, explains how to implement the recommendations of the NICE guideline...

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Knowledge

Acquiring ECGs: lead placement, axis, rate and rhythmExternal web site

Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull, in the second of a series on ECG interpretation, discuss key steps...

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Knowledge

Cardiovascular complications of renal diseaseExternal web site

Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients...

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Red flags

Arrhythmias - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh provides an overview into the red flags of arrhythmias. Key learning points for healthcare...

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Knowledge

Statins, antidepressants and end-of-life care: journals update October 2016External web site

Statin therapy, stopping antidepressants, smoking cessation and end-of-life care are covered by Dr Jessica...

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Knowledge

ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care: introductionExternal web site

ECG interpretation can be undertaken in primary care. In the first of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and...

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Knowledge

Zika virus, syphilis, anticoagulation and alcohol guidelines: update clinicalExternal web site

Zika virus, syphilis, GP health checks, alcohol guidelines and anticoagulation for patients who have...

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Expert Perspective

Cardioversion and ablation strategies for atrial fibrillationExternal web site

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan describes how a rhythm control approach is used to manage atrial fibrillation...

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Clinical Review

Aortic valve disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Wern Yew Ding and Dr Robert Cooper outline the clinical features of aortic valve disease. Key learning...

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Knowledge

New menopause treatment, anticoagulants and interaction alert for citalopramExternal web site

Calciphylaxis risk with warfarin, a new menopause treatment and potential interaction between cocaine...

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Knowledge

Sepsis, diabetes in children and diagnosing lung problems: update clinicalExternal web site

Managing suspected sepsis, referring children with potential diabetes, diagnosing lung problems, and...

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Expert Perspective

Cardiac rehabilitation: impact and uptakeExternal web site

Professor Patrick Doherty and Professor Gill Furze summarise the evidence for cardiac rehabilitation...

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Clinical Review

Mitral valve disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Wern Yew Ding and Dr Robert Cooper review mitral valve disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses...

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Knowledge

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoringExternal web site

Dr Raj Thakkar outlines the benefits of in-house ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Key learning...

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Knowledge

Pulse oximetry in primary careExternal web site

Dr Anita Sharma provides an overview of the use of pulse oximetry in general practice. Key learning...

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Knowledge

Reversing obesity: hot topicExternal web site

In light of a National Obesity Forum report on reversing obesity, Professor David Haslam and Dr Rachel...

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Expert Perspective

Thalassaemia: diagnosis and treatmentExternal web site

Dr Banu Kaya and Dr Paul Telfer outline the aetiology and prevalence of thalassaemia, its diagnosis...

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Clinical Review

Infective endocarditis: clinical reviewExternal web site

Drs Kyriacos Mouyis, Sofia Metaxa and Constantinos Missouris provide an overview of the diagnosis and...

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Clinical Review

Brugada syndrome: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Keith Barnard discusses the aetiology and symptoms of Brugada syndrome. Key learning points for GPs...

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Quiz

Cardiovascular topics: test your knowledgeExternal web site

Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of clinical guidance on cardiovascular topics, relating...

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Syllabus

NICE guidance on cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modificationExternal web site

Dr Farooq Ahmad describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on cardiovascular disease risk assessment...

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Clinical Review

Peripheral vascular disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Mr Vish Bhattacharaya reviews the diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease in primary...

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Knowledge

Fracture risk, BP monitoring and screening for COPD: journals update May 2016External web site

Fracture risk among Asian women taking bisphosphonate therapy, screening for patients with COPD and...

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Knowledge

Vaccination updates, antiplatelet therapy and new bacterial vaginosis treatmentExternal web site

Latest advice on immunisation schedules and safety, long-term antiplatelet therapy and a new treatment...

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Quiz

Test your knowledge of recent NICE guidanceExternal web site

This activity is designed to test your knowledge of clinical guidance, relating to clinical guidance...

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Expert Perspective

Innocent cardiac murmurs in childrenExternal web site

Professor Michael Burch explains the importance of identifying innocent cardiac murmurs in children...

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Clinical Review

Valvular heart disease: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan summarises the four most common disorders of valvular heart disease – aortic...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on familial hypercholesterolaemiaExternal web site

In this module, Dr Martin Duerden reviews the current guidance on familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)...

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Patient Case Study

Weakness and hypotensionExternal web site

Dr Tillmann Jacobi describes a case of weakness and hypotension leading to a diagnosis of Addison’s...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on venous thromboembolic diseasesExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar explains the updates to NICE guidance on diagnosing and managing venous thromboembolic...

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Red flags

Leg ulcers - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh discusses the causes of leg ulcers, examination and initial investigations, and highlights...

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Expert Perspective

Use of newer oral anticoagulants in AFExternal web site

Dr Mehul Dhinoja provides a practical guide to using novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on hypertensionExternal web site

Dr Raj Thakkar describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance relating to hypertension in primary...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on atrial fibrillationExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh describes how to implement the NICE quality standard on atrial fibrillation in primary...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chronic heart failure in adultsExternal web site

Dr Ivan Benett describes how to implement the updated NICE quality standard on chronic heart failure...

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Clinical Interview

Cardiology clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Matt Fay, GP with a special interest in cardiology, describes his role and answers questions on risk...

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Expert Perspective

Coronary heart disease in womenExternal web site

Dr Carolyn Webb and Professor Peter Collins highlight common presenting symptoms in women with coronary...

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Knowledge

Peripheral arterial disease: identification and managementExternal web site

Dr Anita Sharma discusses diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease. Learning points for...

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Red flags

Chest pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

Dr Pipin Singh outlines the causes and management of chest pain in primary care. This educational module...

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Knowledge

Lipid modification: NICE guidelineExternal web site

Dr Suneeta Kochhar reviews the latest NICE guideline on risk assessment and reduction of cardiovascular...

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Patient Case Study

Upper extremity DVTExternal web site

Dr Nonye Agomo describes a case of upper extremity DVT, providing learning points for GPs on presenting...

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Knowledge

Stable anginaExternal web site

Dr Raj Thakkar details the risks associated with stable angina, investigations for diagnosis and some...

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Expert Perspective

Reversing the effects of warfarinExternal web site

Dr Shruthi Patel and Dr John Hanley explain how to reverse the anticoagulant effects of warfarin should...

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Clinical Interview

Clinical Q&A on men's healthExternal web site

Men’s health specialist and GP Professor Mike Kirby outlines the rewards of becoming more involved in...

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Clinical Review

Hypertension: clinical reviewExternal web site

The article by Dr Klaus Witte and colleagues reviews the management of hypertension in primary care...

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Patient Case Study

Breathlessness on exertionExternal web site

The article by Dr Raj Thakkar examines the clinical approach to a patient with breathlessness caused...

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Knowledge

Acute coronary syndromesExternal web site

This article by Professor Tom Quinn covers the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes...

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Clinical Review

Heart failure: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of heart...

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Clinical Review

Obesity: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article, reviewed in 2016, by Mr Andrew Jenkinson covers how to classify obesity, and when and...

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Clinical Review

Cardiomyopathy: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Dr Rajiv Sankaranarayanan covers the diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathy. Key...

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