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).

Arrhythmias - red flag symptoms

Chest pain - red flag symptoms

Viewpoint: How GPs can support patients after a stroke

Red flag symptoms: Numbness

Atrial fibrilation

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One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland faced serious closure risk in past 18 months

One in three GP practices in Northern Ireland have faced a serious risk of closure...

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BMA warns Treasury 'many practices' will close without emergency financial support

GP leaders have urged the Treasury to agree emergency funding to support general...


Practices can use £172m PCN cash to support staff pay rises, GP leaders say

Practices can use their share of £172m from the 2023/24 investment and impact fund...

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EMIS apologises for 'human error' that caused major GP IT system crash

EMIS has apologised to GP practices hit by a major system failure that left them...

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GP practices delivering 10% more appointments per day compared with 2019

GP practices in England delivered 10% more appointments per working day in the first...

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Major IT system outage heaps pressure on GPs over bank holiday

A major IT system failure that left GPs across England unable to access patient records...

Transient ischemic attack 

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

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

Significant carotid stenosis should be treated with endarterectomy (Photograph: SPL)

Identifying and managing TIA

There are four key questions to ascertain if a patient's symptoms indicate a TIA.

Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

Stroke: coloured PET scan of a stroke patient's brain (Photo: Science Photo Library)

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

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

Clinical Review: Stroke - epidemiology, diagnosis and management

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