162670 - Cardiology - Heart to Heart
The aim of this CPD is to inform and update General Practitioners in new treatment and management options for patients with a cardiac condition.Relevance to General Practice
The aim of this CPD is to inform and update General Practitioners in new treatment and management options for patients with a cardiac condition.
With the increase of patients presenting with a cardiac condition it is important for general practitioners to be kept well informed, educated and updated with all the current treatments available.
GPs will have the opportunity to engage with specialists as they showcase new procedures and technologies in based on common clinical scenarios.
Chronic heart failure (CHF) affects over 300 000 Australians with another 30 000 new cases diagnosed each year, and accounts for 43 000 hospitalisations and 2200 deaths annually.1 In every 1000 encounters, general practitioners will manage seven patients with CHF.2 United Kingdom data shows that half of all CHF patients are diagnosed in the primary care setting, and a third of all CHF patients are managed predominantly by GPs.3 (1)