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Rational prescribing: cardiovascular (1 CPD hour)



GP and cardiology hospital practitioner Dr Matt Hughes continues our series on cost-effective prescribing with a look at what’s changed recently in cardiovascular therapeutics.

Learning objectives


This module gives practical advice on rational prescribing in cardiovascular medicine, including:

  • Changes to the use of clopidogrel
  • Dronedarone for atrial fibrillation
  • Ivabradine in angina infants
  • Overuse of ezetimibe
  • Tips on cost-effective prescribing

Author


Dr Matt Hughes is a GP and hospital practitioner in cardiology in Cardiff

Competing interests:  None declared

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