Cardiovascular medicine

In this podcast focusing on stroke prevention, Dr Yassir Javaid presents useful practical tips on managing NVAF in primary care including: identifying at-risk patient groups, screening and diagnosis of NVAF, initiating NOACs in general practice and highlighting the importance of getting the dose correct when anticoagulating NVAF patients.
In this epsiode, which has been recorded for Chronic Conditions Month 2021, Dr Peter Bagshaw (Clinical Lead in Dementia and Mental Health, South Gloucestershire CCG) and Dr Yassir Javaid (Cardiovascular and Diabetes Clinical Lead, Nene CCG) discuss the management of palpitations in primary care. How can we identify those patients with palpitations who have a significant cardiac abnormality or are at risk of an adverse outcome? What are the main causes of palpitations – including those that might have a psychological basis? What are the roles of history-taking and investigations? Finally, what red flags do we need to look out for?