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A significant collapse?

March 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:20–1

A significant collapse?

Heather Wetherell

Abstract

Dr Heather Wetherell Calling all clinicians…(including psychiatrists). This month we’re going to focus on an issue that is cropping up more and more frequently in primary care, but is of equal relevance to any clinician, whether based in the primary or secondary care setting, as demonstrated by the case scenario below. As you read: Imagine that you’re the GP in the hot seat.  What are you thinking about as the story unfolds?  What knowledge do you need to make an effective diagnosis? Case A 44-year-old man presents to you (his GP) on Monday morning.  He explains that he was taken to A&E after a sudden collapse during which he h

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