Annual follow up of patient with known aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis is becoming much more common as we see a larger number of older people- since approx 1% of the population is born with a bicuspid aortic valve leaflet which has a tendency to calcify and narrow (or develop a stenosis) in the 7th decade of…

Cardiomyopathy routine follow up

Heart enlargement or 'Cardiomyopathy' is a common reason for specialist follow up. In stable cases follow up can be shared with a GP who has access to BNP blood testing and an 'open access' Echocardiography service. The protocol I use is described here fo…

Amiodarone 'surveillance'

Amiodarone is a potentially toxic drug so it is important that once started on the drug, the GP and Hospital teams collaborate in monitoring for adverse events. A few protocols are discussed in this article.