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Topic: Monitoring - Primary Care

Thursday, 08 September 2016
The British Heart Foundation has launched the Miles Frost Fund to establish a UK-wide cascade testing service for families at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The fund has been established in memory of Sir David Frost’s son Miles who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015.
Category: Have You Heard
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
A local GP practice in Milton Keynes has designed a valuable tool to triage patients presenting with chest pain and to help them avoid unnecessary emergency hospital admissions.  The locality has no dedicated unit, so patients require either emergency hospital admission, a referral to Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic (RACP), cardiology outpatient clinic (OPD), or management in primary care.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Using a healthy lifestyle smartphone application helps to slow artery ageing, according to results from the EVIDENT II trial presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 conference.
Friday, 30 June 2017
The leading UK cardiovascular conference for the whole primary care team. Expert presenters and a down-to-earth approach help health professionals translate the latest evidence into daily practice and optimise patient care. Participants also receive 9 hours CPD credits. Book now to attend this inspirational event and take advantage of our Early Bird discount.
Category: Editorial
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Many patients with atrial fibrillation are treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) to reduce the risk of stroke. To maintain patient safety, clinicians must be educated on how to manage DOACs, from safe prescribing to managing complications. A recent audit shows the potential for inadequate monitoring when compared to local clinical protocols.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
A new 5-minute procedure to scan blood vessels offers hope to claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate conventional magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of blood vessels that can usually take between 30 minutes to one hour.
Friday, 05 August 2016
The updated NICE guideline on post-myocardial infarction care (CG 172) provides a benchmark for primary care. In this article, Ivan Benett and Jennifer Yung highlight the five key tasks for general practice in caring for someone who has suffered a heart attack.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
‘Virtual’ follow-up visits for patients with hypertension appeared to be just as effective as clinic visits in helping maintain blood pressure control. A US study found no significant difference in outcomes, including the need for specialist referrals or hospitalization, between patients checking in with their primary care physicians via a secure website to report aspects of their hypertension care and those who did so in the practice.

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