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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.

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Webcast

ECG interpretation and getting it rightExternal web site

This module, recorded at the RCGP Annual Conference in 2016, is about getting ECG interpretation right...

Lessons from the Ealing GP Federation. Funding for this educational programme has been provided by Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and Daiichi Sankyo. None of the companies have had any influence or input into its content.
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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

Guidance: NICE guidance NG56. Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management. September 2016. Professor...

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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

Alopecia, bariatric surgery and muscle relaxants for low back pain: journalsExternal web site

Alopecia and cardiovascular risk, bariatric surgery, hypertension and cognitive impairment, and muscle...

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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

Plaque psoriasis, Nexplanon implants and lipid-lowering drugs: prescribingExternal web site

Treating plaque psoriasis, new treatment for multiple myeloma, migration of Nexplanon implants and therapy...

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Knowledge

Aspirin after TIA, probiotics, and yoga for asthma: journals update July 2016External web site

Aspirin to reduce stroke risk after TIA, antibiotics for dental problems, and yoga for patients with...

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Knowledge

Reversing obesity: hot topic July 2016External 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

In this article Drs Kyriacos Mouyis, Sofia Metaxa and Constantinos Missouris provide an overview of...

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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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Knowledge

End-of-life care, cancer diagnostics and antibiotic useExternal web site

End-of-life care, cancer diagnostics, hormone therapy for transgender patients and targets for cutting...

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Presentation Slides

MIMS Clinical Update 2016 - Manchester SlidesExternal web site

Presentation slides from the MIMS Clinical Update 2016 Manchester event – for attendees only.

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Presentation Slides

MIMS Clinical Update 2016 - Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease SlidesExternal web site

Presentation slides from the Diabetes & Cardiovascular stream of MIMS Clinical Update 2016 – for attendees...

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Quiz

Cardiovascular topics: test your knowledge module 2External web site

Take this 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of recently published or updated clinical guidance...

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Syllabus

NICE guidance on cardiovascular risk assessment and lipid modificationExternal web site

Guidance: January 2015 update to NICE guidance CG181: Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and...

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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

Multimorbidity, scarlet fever and controlled drugs: update clinical May 2016External web site

NICE guidance on multimorbidity, rising scarlet fever cases and advice on prescribing controlled drugs...

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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 recently published or updated 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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Knowledge

SGLT2s and ketonuria, valproate in pregnancy and new myeloma drugExternal web site

Advice on prescribing SGLT2 inhibitors, valproate in pregnancy and ezetimibe, as well as new drugs for...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on familial hypercholesterolaemiaExternal web site

Guidance: July 2016 update to 2008 NICE guideline on FH (CG71), 2013 NICE quality standard on 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

Guidance: November 2015 update to NICE guidance CG144: Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis...

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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

Guidance: NICE guidance CG127. Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management. August 2011.
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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on atrial fibrillationExternal web site

Guidance: NICE quality standard QS93. Atrial fibrillation. July 2015. Dr Pipin Singh describes...

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Syllabus

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

Guidance: NICE quality standard QS9. Chronic heart failure in adults. February 2016. Dr Ivan...

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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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Knowledge

Zika virus testing, anticoagulation reviews and GP mental health trainingExternal web site

Testing for Zika virus in returning travellers, NICE’s recommendation of payment for GPs carrying out...

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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...

0.50 Credits
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

Nasal flu vaccination, women's cardiovascular risk and drug interactionsExternal web site

Safety of nasal flu vaccination in severe egg allergy, raised cardiovascular risk in women with atrial...

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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

Cancer mortality, diabetes complications and risks of working long hoursExternal web site

Improved cancer mortality, risk of blindness and amputation in diabetes, safer prescribing and cardiovascular...

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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 health October 2015External 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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