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At the heart of general practice since 1960

June 2007

Symposium: Cardiovascular medicine

Symposium: Cardiovascular medicine

Contents

Editorial

GPs can help smokers quit - p7

Clinical reviews

Encourage exercise in patients with asthma - p8

No difference in mortality between stents and medical treatment - p11

Chocolate shown to reduce blood pressure - p11

Hysterectomy trialled as day surgery - p13

Mid-pregnancy ultrasound can detect risk of developmental delay - p13

Benzodiazepines used with caution in primary care - p15

High rate of smoking relapse after pregnancy - p15

Switching to low-tar cigarettes does not reduce CVD risk - p16

Intervention in older people with depression may reduce mortality - p19

Consider residual symptoms in depression recovery - p22

Confidentiality the key to patients' choice of sexual health services - p22

Glitazones may increase risk of oedema in heart failure - p27

Early diagnosis is key in autism - p28

Symposium: Cardiovascular medicine

Assessing stroke risk in patients with AF - p30

Tackling the QOF2 indicators for AF - p41

Preventing sudden death in patients with cardiomyopathies - p44

Should your patient have CABG or stents? - p59

Updated NICE guidance will improve GP management of CVD - p66

A hundred years ago

Tricuspid regurgitation - p77

Special report

Traffic light system helps GPs assess fever in children - p78

Photoguide

Acne - p86

Passing the nMRCGP

Workplace-based assessment explained - p93

CPD

Practitioner CPD - p95

Haslam's view

My polymyxoflagia deception - p99

June 2007

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