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Pericarditis is an important diagnosis to consider, along with various other differential diagnoses, in a patient who presents with chest pain. This article describes in detail the common features, management and complications of pericarditis in the general practice setting.
This article discusses the role of troponin testing in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, and the role of high-sensitive troponin, which is now in widespread use.
Active transport (such as walking and cycling) can play a part in reducing non-communicable diseases, but very little is known about how general practitioners can contribute to promoting active transport.
This study tests the acceptability and feasibility of an electronic medical record based clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of absolute cardiovascular disease risk in general practice.
Adolescents with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy should be regularly reviewed in a paediatric cardiology department; however, general practitioners should understand the diagnostic and treatment principles for this condition.
Despite statins being so commonly used, little is known about the ‘real-world’ information needs of consumers using statins.
This study provides a new perspective from Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) working in the area of heart health in the Aboriginal community of western Sydney.
AHWs are well placed and keen to be a part of the team that assesses cardiovascular...