GP Events

To book a place at any of our GP events simply contact us on 01202 705 454 or send an email to gpevents@dorsetheartclinic.co.uk stating the event you find of interest together with the names of any additional colleagues from your practice that may wish to attend.

We provide drinks and a light supper at each event. Please indicate any special meal requirements.

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019
    Dorset Heart Clinic

    An important aspect of lowering risk of cardiovascular disease is managing health behaviors and risk factors, such as diet quality, physical activity, smoking, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, total cholesterol or blood glucose. But how do you know which risk factors your patients have and what are the best tests to assess these to develop a management plan? This presentation will discuss the key screening tests for monitoring cardiovascular health.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    18:00 - 19:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    This presentation will discuss NICE guidelines for the assessment and diagnosis of people with recent acute chest pain or discomfort, suspected to be caused by an acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
    The term ACS covers a range of conditions including unstable angina, ST‑segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non‑ST‑segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).

     

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019
    18:00 - 20:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    Palpitations - sensations of a rapid or irregular heartbeat - are most often caused by cardiac arrhythmias or anxiety. Most patients with arrhythmias do not complain of palpitations. However, any arrhythmia, including sinus tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular contractions, or ventricular tachycardia, can cause palpitations. Palpitations should be considered as potentially more serious if they are associated with dizziness, near-syncope, or syncope. Nonarrhythmic cardiac problems, such as mitral valve prolapse, pericarditis, and congestive heart failure, and noncardiac problems, such as hyperthyroidism, vasovagal syncope, and hypoglycemia, can cause palpitations and should also be considered by GPs.

  • Tue
    30
    Jul
    2019
    18:00 - 19:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    Implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers, are used to treat a number of heart conditions, especially those related to the electrical conduction system. Cardiac pacemakers are a well-established and effective therapy, and have been in use for more than 50 years. The first pacemaker was implanted in a patient in October 1958 by Ake Senning in Stockholm, in cooperation with an engineer called Rune Elmqvist. This pioneering work formed the basis of further developments in implantable cardiac device technology, resulting in the devices available today, including implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and biventricular stimulating implanted cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). These newer devices have better effectiveness and a positive impact on patient quality of life, and are important cardiology treatment strategies.

     

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019
    18:00 - 19:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    There have been several advances in electrophysiology technologies in recent years, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society scientific sessions this year. These advances included a leadless pacemaker, new data on contact force sensing ablation catheters, a new electromapping system entering the market and new techniques to map and ablate atrial fibrillation.