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The Anti-Coagulation Video Channel* is intended for primary care practitioners and specialists involved in the treatment and follow up care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE). It provides an overview of how to prevent stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular AF patients and how to prevent and treat VTE.

Users can expect to find the following videos readily available on the video channel with regular updates:

  • The benefits of dabigatran in preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation patients
    (Hans-Christoph Diener, Gregory YH Lip and John Eikelboom)
  • Dabigatran for the treatment and prevention of DVT and PE
    (Samuel Z Goldhaber)
  • The safety profile of dabigatran
    (Hans-Christoph Diener, John Eikelboom and Jeffrey Weitz)

Healthcare professionals should return often to avoid missing out on new content.

*The Anti-Coagulation Video Channel has been supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim, who provided the videos, and is intended for healthcare professionals outside the USA, Canada and UK.

,Thrombosis Educational Portal

The Thrombosis Educational Portal is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and management of venous and arterial thrombosis. This resource is organised around the following sections:

  • Thrombosis
  • VTE Prevention
  • VTE Treatment
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

Users will also have access to a newsletters section, which is updated on a quarterly basis with related thrombosis news content. The most recent edition from February 2015 contains an article written by Professor John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St George’s, University of London and Imperial College London titled ‘Extending the Clinical Utility of Novel Oral Anticoagulants’.

This resource is intended to provide information to an international audience outside of the UK and the USA.

Clinical Case Studies

Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 45-year-old lady was referred to the chest clinic because of dyspnoea. She had gradually become more breathless over two years and was now breathless at rest.

Vascular Graft Infection

Infection: Cardiovascular Infections

Stephanie J. Dancer BSc, MB BS, MSc, MD, FRCPath, DTM&H, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Lanarkshire, Scotland

Case History
A 72-year-old man was referred by his general practitioner complaining of intermittent pain in the legs on exercise.

Latest News

Medical Videos

A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure
A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure
Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Does chronic venous insufficiency play a role in MS pathogenesis? Commentary (CONy 2010)
Does chronic venous insufficiency play a role in MS pathogenesis? Commentary (CONy 2010)
Advances in Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Advances in Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Angiology

Effects of P2Y12 receptor antagonists beyond platelet inhibition - comparison of ticagrelor with thienopyridines.

Fri 01 Apr 2016 -  Effects of P2Y12 receptor antagonists beyond platelet inhibition - comparison of ticagrelor with thienopyridines.

The effect and clinical benefit of P2Y12 receptor antagonists may not be limited to platelet inhibition and the prevention of arterial thrombus formation. Potential additional effects include ...

Effects of serelaxin in acute heart failure patients with renal impairment: results from RELAX-AHF.

Sat 26 Mar 2016 -  Effects of serelaxin in acute heart failure patients with renal impairment: results from RELAX-AHF.

Background: Serelaxin showed beneficial effects on clinical outcome and trajectories of renal markers in patients with acute heart failure. We aimed to study the interaction between renal function ...

Medical Images

Pulmonary angiogram
Pulmonary angiogram
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
 Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Sickle cell lung disease
Sickle cell lung disease
Chest radiograph of sickle cell lung disease
Chest radiograph of sickle cell lung disease

Clinical Guidelines

2015 ESC/ERS Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Aug 2015

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a pathophysiological disorder that may involve multiple clinical..

... conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The composition of the guidelines task force reflects themultidisciplinary nature of PH, including members of different medical societies, associations and working groups. The current document follows the two previous ESC and ERS Guidelines, published in 2004 and 2009, focusing on clinical management of PH. A systematic literature review was performed from MEDLINEw to identify new studies published since 2009 concerning the topic of PH. Task force members selected studies based on relevance and appropriateness.

European Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting wihout persistent ST-segment elevation

Aug 2015

The present document deals with the management of patients with suspected NSTE-ACS, replacing the..

... document first published in 2000 and updated in 2002, 2007 and 2011.

Clinical Trials

A Trial Investigating the Cardiovascular Safety of Oral Semaglutide in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes (PIONEER 6)

-58 days ago

This trial is conducted globally. The aim of the trial is to investigate the cardiovascular safety of oral semaglutide in subjects with type 2 ...

FRactional Flow Reserve Versus Angiography-Guided Strategy for Management of Non-Infarction RElated Artery Stenosis in Patients With Acute ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (FRAME-STEMI)

-28 days ago

The aim of the study is to compare clinical outcomes following fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided versus angiography only guided strategy in treatment of non-infarction related artery (non-IRA) ...

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