Working with expert academics, professional bodies and clinicians in the field, BJC Learning offers rigorous and comprehensive modular e-learning programmes. It’s free to use and modules can be completed at your own pace. Self-assessment with online certification enables you to gain credits for continuing medical education activities at any time.
In this learning programme, based on a BJC supplement ‘Advances in the treatment of chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in real-world settings’, we learn the role of sacubitril/valsartan in the treatment and management of chronic heart failure.
The ability to perform invasive diagnostic coronary angiography is a core requirement for cardiologists and fellows in training programmes. However, although key to their independence is the ability to obtain high-quality images that allow visualisation of the entire coronary vasculature, there exists no formal systematic method or teaching aid. This article provides an overview of the radiological equipment used in the catheter laboratory, details the naming of the different angiographic projections, and gives key tips and tricks to improve image quality. In addition, the coronary vasculature is broken down into segments, with descriptions provided of the essential views required to image each one. Using this approach, it aims to provide an essential aid to trainees and other healthcare professionals at the start of their careers.
It is estimated that there are well over four million people living with type 2 diabetes in the UK at present, with many more undiagnosed. Diabetes imposes considerable premature vascular risks on individuals. In this programme, the well-established concept of multiple risk factors leading to excess diabetes risk is acknowledged, with confirmation of considerable successes in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks (non-fatal more than fatal) in diabetes. However, we also discuss age differentials in risk, whereby younger-onset type 2 diabetes is shown to be much more pathogenic, and is better highlighted with a call for better management in these groups, and more trials.
Hyperkalaemia is an often asymptomatic condition, caused by elevated levels of serum potassium, and can cause a number of different heart problems, such as arrhythmia. This podcast will provide an understanding of the causes of hyperkalaemia and how we can manage it, the role of diet and new drugs.
Heart failure prevalence is high, and rising due to the increasing age of the population. To help you get up-to-date in this increasingly important area, BJC Learning in partnership with the British Society for Heart Failure, has published a comprehensive programme covering all aspects of this growing problem.