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

GP practices face losses 'in excess of £50,000' as COVID-19 hits income

GP practices face losses 'in excess of £50,000' as COVID-19 hits income

GP practices across England are facing a significant loss of income as COVID-19 dries...

MPs explore GP workload cap and flag damaging impact of intense pressure

MPs explore GP workload cap and flag damaging impact of intense pressure

MPs have raised the prospect of a cap on GP consultations in an investigation into...

GP training: Working remotely as a GP trainee during the pandemic

GP training: Working remotely as a GP trainee during the pandemic

Dr Zoe Brown was in her first year of GP training and pregnant as lockdown began....

GPs warn government off PCN-led test and trace system

GPs warn government off PCN-led test and trace system

GPs have rebuffed suggestions that primary care networks (PCNs) are ‘best placed’...

Map: Three-fold variation in GP practice list size between CCGs

Map: Three-fold variation in GP practice list size between CCGs

The list size of GP practices across England has grown rapidly over the past decade...

Advance decisions to refuse treatment - what GPs need to know

Advance decisions to refuse treatment - what GPs need to know

A recent case has underlined the need for GPs to communicate a patient’s known wishes...

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...

Identifying and managing TIA

Identifying and managing TIA

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

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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