Cardiovascular medicine

In this episode, which has been recorded for Chronic Conditions Month 2022, Dr Rob Hampton (Portfolio GP, Leicestershire) and Dr Yassir Javaid (Cardiovascular and Diabetes Lead, Northamptonshire CCG) discuss the "neglected chronic condition" that is heart valve disease and the new NICE guideline covering its investigation and management in adults. Why can we expect an increase in cases over the coming years? What is the importance of timely diagnosis and referral? In which patients is a murmur more likely to represent a valve lesion? When should an electrocardiogram be recommended? How effective are current management options? What is best practice for follow-up?
In this episode, which has been recorded for Chronic Conditions Month 2022, Dr Yassir Javaid (Cardiovascular and Diabetes Lead, Northamptonshire CCG) and Dr Patrick Holmes (GP, Darlington) examine the latest developments in renal medicine, with a focus on assessing and managing chronic kidney disease (CKD). What role do sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors have in the management of the condition, both in people with diabetes and those without diabetes?