CV - Thromboembolic disorders

Browse thromboembolic disorders news, education and analysis by thromboembolic disorders subsections - atrial fibrilation(AF); new oral anticoagulants(NOACs);  transient ischemic attack (TIA); deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and cerebrovascular accident (stroke).

Red flag symptoms: Arrhythmias

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Chest pain - Red flag symptoms

Anticoagulants protect against dementia in AF patients, study finds

Daily aspirin use linked to elevated bleeding risk in patients over 75

Atrial fibrilation

One in four GPs regularly use social prescribing, survey shows

One in four GPs regularly use social prescribing, survey shows

Almost a quarter of GPs are regularly using social prescribing to refer patients...

Red flag symptoms - Epigastric pain
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Red flag symptoms - Epigastric pain

It is vital to ensure the patient is haemodynamically stable, says Dr Roopa Jaiswal.

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system....

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

The number of prescriptions issued in primary care in England for nicotine replacement...

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

Hundreds of doctors could join the GP workforce as part of a new programme set up...

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

Two CCGs have objected to GP at Hand's plans to expand to a site in Birmingham because...

Transient ischemic attack 

Journals watch: TIA, carpal tunnel syndrome and anaemia

Journals watch: TIA, carpal tunnel syndrome and anaemia

Too busy to read all of the journals? Dr Lizzie Croton selects papers of interest...

Clinical Review - Transient ischaemic attack

Clinical Review - Transient ischaemic attack

How to assess, diagnose and manage TIA in primary care. By Dr Sam Qureshi, Dr Angela...

Case Study - An unusual case of unequal pupils

Case Study - An unusual case of unequal pupils

It is important to identify the cause of any neurological signs, explains Dr Zara...

Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

Stroke risk doubled in patients with depression, GPs warned

Stroke risk doubled in patients with depression, GPs warned

GPs should monitor stroke risk in patients with recurring depression even if they...

Viewpoint: Statins in ischaemic stroke prevention

Viewpoint: Statins in ischaemic stroke prevention

Professor Peter Sever and Professor Neil Poulter discuss the role of statins in stroke...

Clinical Review: Stroke - epidemiology, diagnosis and management

Clinical Review: Stroke - epidemiology, diagnosis and management

Stroke is a common, serious and treatable condition. In the past 20 years, there...

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