GP Events

To book a place at any of our GP events simply contact us on01202 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 restrictions.

Event Information:

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019

    Syncope & Palpitations

    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.