RCGP Curriculum - 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 15.1, Cardiovascular Problems, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Photograph: Douglas Robertson
Photograph: Douglas Robertson

Cardiovascular problems are important because they are common, causing high levels of morbidity and mortality, resulting in considerable costs to society. Management of the risk factors for cardiovascular problems is an essential part of health promotion activity in primary care. All GPs should be competent in the management of cardiovascular emergencies in primary care. Accurate diagnosis of symptoms that may potentially be due to cardiovascular causes is a key competence for general practice.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

In this section you will find articles on:

Symptoms

Common/Important Conditions

Investigations

Treatment

Emergency care

Prevention

Other related articles

 

Symptoms

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Common/important conditions

Arrhythmia

Cerebrovascular disease

Coronary heart disease

Heart failure

 

Hypertension

Other cardiac disease

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Investigations

BP measurement

24h ambulatory BP

Venous Doppler and brachial pressure index

ECG

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Treatment

Raised BP and lipids

CV rehab

End stage palliative care

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Emergency care

Prevention

Other related articles

These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.

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