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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

Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Elizabeth Hadley, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust, London, UK
Christopher Kosky, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 46-year-old Afro-Caribbean man presented to hospital after he collapsed with brief loss of consciousness. He was short of breath at rest and felt as if he couldn't take a breath in.

MRSA Endocarditis

Infection: Cardiovascular Infections

Christopher D. Pfeiffer, Clinical Fellow, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Vance Fowler, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases, Specialist, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Case History
A 64-year-old female presented with three weeks of progressive dyspnoea, nausea and vomiting.

Latest News

Medical Videos

Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Flash Lecture: Changes in Antithrombotic Use
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
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)
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
Rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure
A Guide to the Coronary Angioplasty Procedure

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Angiology

Phase 3 trial of defibrotide for the treatment of severe veno-occlusive disease and multi-organ failure.

Fri 29 Jan 2016 -  Phase 3 trial of defibrotide for the treatment of severe veno-occlusive disease and multi-organ failure.

Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, also called sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (VOD/SOS), is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Untreated ...

Ivabradine in Management of Heart Failure: a Critical Appraisal.

Thu 21 Jan 2016 -  Ivabradine in Management of Heart Failure: a Critical Appraisal.

Elevated resting heart rate has been linked to poor outcomes in patients with chronic systolic heart failure. Blockade of funny current channel with ivabradine reduces heart rate without inotropic ...

Medical Images

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
 Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Pulmonary angiogram
Pulmonary angiogram
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.

Online CME

Bradycardia: diagnostic picture tests

After completing this module you should be able to: describe the classification of bradycardias, describe the common causes of different types of bradycardia, and recognise typical electrocardiograms (ECGs).

Peripheral arterial disease: an update on management

On completion of this module you should know: The incidence and prevalence of peripheral arterial disease. How best to treat it. What information to give to patients about prognosis.

Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

On completion of this module you will understand more about: risk factors and screening, calculating risk, anticoagulation and falls and therapy.

Clinical Trials

Randomized Comparison of Drug-Coated Balloons for the Treatment of Superficial Femoral and Popliteal Peripheral Artery Disease (DCB-SFA)

-111 days ago

This study evaluates the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) using drug-coated balloons for the treatment of superficial femoral and popliteal peripheral artery ...

Comparison of Pre- and Post-discharge Initiation of LCZ696 Therapy in HFrEF Patients After an Acute Decompensation Event (TRANSITION)

-19 days ago

To explore two modalities of treatment initiation (Pre-discharge, and Post-discharge) with LCZ696 in HFrEF patients following stabilization after an ADHF ...

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