CPD module: cardiac disease



We take a look at the causes and management of atrial fibrillation and heart failure... 
After completing this module, you should be more aware of: 

  • Atrial fibrillation prevalence, symptoms and its significance in stroke
  • Similarities and differences between atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
  • Heart failure prevalence and symptoms
  • Factors and comorbidities linked to causing atrial fibrillation and heart failure
  • Classification of atrial fibrillation by symptom duration
  • Classification of heart failure by impact of exercise/exertion on symptoms and ejection fraction
  • Diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and heart failure
  • Management of atrial fibrillation with the April 2021 NICE guidelines
  • The importance of anticoagulant therapy for atrial fibrillation
  • Managing heart failure under the September 2018 NICE guidelines. 

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