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Clinical Focus Volume 8 N1

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The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a primary care setting is challenging; it is seldom seen, compared to other more benign conditions presenting with chest pain, and missing the diagnosis can be catastrophic for the patient. Prompt diagnosis facilitates access to early revascularisation which improves outcomes. This article will update general practitioners on the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes and provides case-based examples with ECGs to improve diagnostic confidence.

Since my last editorial the medico-political remain the same but the calamities seem to have risen, confusion reigns and decision making is blighted.  

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With the increasing burden of musculoskeletal disease, and an ageing population in the community, an up-to-date summary of how to manage the commonest of these conditions is required to aid primary care physicians. With focus on the inflamed hot joint and giant cell arteritis. This review highlights the necessary features that can help to unpick these potentially complex conditions.

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The aetiology of Parkinson’s Disease is discussed and the differential diagnosis and specific diagnostic criteria. The non motor symptoms of PD are highlighted and how to manage them.

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Heart failure (HF) is predominantly a disease of the elderly. The mainstay of treatment is pharmacological, although the scope of device therapy has widened in recent years. Standard heart failure therapy has been shown to improve prognosis and symptoms in the elderly, although under-treatment of this group remains a challenge. However, HF remains a disease with a poor prognosis, and end of life care planning should be considered early in the patient pathway. Key to management is a multidisciplinary approach, with both specialist and generalist input that coordinates care across primary and secondary settings.

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