Cardiology webinars

Breathlessness: How to investigate possible heart failure

This webinar originally took place on 7 June 2017. All information was correct at the time of recording. You will be sent the recording, presentation slides and certificate once payment has been made.

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Audience: GPs (all grades)

Why is it important?

You will see lots of people with possible heart failure every week

  • Over 600,000 adults in England have heart failure

The prognosis of heart failure is worse than most cancers

  • There are new treatments recommended
  • NICE have updated their algorithms
What will this session cover?

In this interactive session, our expert speaker, Dr Angus Nightingale, will give practical advice on how to manage patients presenting with breathlessness and how to investigate possible heart failure. The case-based format to address:

  • When should I consider heart failure in a breathless patient?
  • How to diagnose heart failure in primary care?
  • What investigations to order?
  • Who needs referral?
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the differential diagnosis of breathlessness in 10 care
  • Know how to interpret BNP and echo results
  • Recognise which patients need referral to a heart failure specialist
  • Become more confident in prescribing in heart failure

The webinar will include interactive case studies, Q&A and links to useful resources.


CPD Certificate of participation

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 Flexible distance learning

 Watch in your own time

 1 CPD hour

 Includes speaker presentation slides

Dr Angus Nightingale

Dr Angus Nightingale

Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol

Angus Nightingale is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Institute where he leads the Heart Failure and Hypertension Service. After completing his training in Cambridge, Bristol, Cardiff and Oxford in 2003 he left the UK for a Consultant post in Adelaide, Australia; hurriedly returning to Bristol when his children wanted to play cricket for Australia! He is involved in research in hypertension and heart failure looking at novel ways to reduce sympathetic activation. He is passionate about teaching and is most proud of innovative illustrations (such as using washing up gloves to understanding the pathophysiology of heart failure)!

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