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Key questions on atrial fibrillation

Module summary

Cardiologists Dr Syed Ahsan and Dr Bunny Saberwal answer questions from GP Dr Julian Spinks on finding undiagnosed patients, anticoagulation and the HAS-BLED score. 

Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on atrial fibrillation, including:

  • Which patients should have a 24-hour ECGs or trans-oesophageal echocardiogram in addition to a standard ECG
  • When to continue with antiplatelet treatments 
  • How to integrate the HAS-BLED score into a shared decision with the patient whether to start anticoagulation
  • Where you should recommend rhythm control
Author

Dr Syed Ahsan is a consultant cardiologist and heart rhythm specialist at The Heart Hospital, University College London and North Middlesex University Hospital londoncardiacgroup.co.uk

Dr Bunny Saberwal is a specialist trainee in cardiology at North Middlesex University Hospital

Dr Julian Spinks is a GP in Strood, Kent

Date module published
04/03/2015
Module due for review
04/03/2017
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
good, detailed and relevant
Sanjay Mansingh
05.04.2017.
Good
Jaishri Teckchandani
29.03.2017.
Very useful
Jake Winning
05.03.2017.
good
John Dawe
14.02.2017.
very good
Peter Stokes
13.02.2017.