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Haemoptysis - red flag symptoms

Haemoptysis - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 5, 2015


September 1, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Suneeta Kochhar, updated in September 2016, explores the red flag symptoms that may indicate a more serious cause of haemoptysis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying possible causes such as COPD, TB, malignancy or heart failure, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the healthcare professional should be able to:
  • Take a useful patient history
  • List the investigations and tests that are relevant in patients presenting with haemoptysis
  • Be aware of potential diagnoses
  • Make urgent referrals in an appropriate manner based on the presentation
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    East Sussex
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
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