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Cardiology - Passmedicine 2012

Cardiology - Passmedicine 2012

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Published by: Rohan Kumar on Dec 07, 2012
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NICE issued updated guidelines on diagnosis and management in 2010. The
choice of investigation is determined by whether the patient has previously
had a myocardial infarction or not.

Previous myocardial infarction

•arrange echocardiogram within 2 weeks

No previous myocardial infarction

•measure serum natriuretic peptides (BNP)

•if levels are 'high' arrange echocardiogram within 2 weeks

•if levels are 'raised' arrange echocardiogram within 6 weeks

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