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Other Cardiovascular modules
Advances in atrial fibrillation: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Guideline debrief: atrial fibrillation (2 CPD hours)
Challenges in obesity (1.5 CPD hours)
Dr Olwen Jones on whether self-taken genital swabs are acceptable in teenagers, speculum examinations in pregnancy and treating recurrent thrush
Consultant cardiologist Dr Angus Nightingale and clinical research fellow Dr Thomas Hinton on blood pressure monitoring, contraindications to general anaesthesia and what blood pressure targets GPs should be aiming for.
Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases to secondary care
Key questions on heart failure
This module discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of heart failure, including:
- The evidence for management of diastolic heart failure
- The role of the new sacubitril/valsartan combo drug
- Why referral for patients with a history of MI needs to be urgent
Dr Chris Arden is a GP near Winchester, Hampshire, and a GPSI in cardiology in Southampton. He is on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and is cardiovascular lead for West Hampshire CCG.