Cardiovascular and GI

Matters of the heart……

Here are some useful sites to help in those heartfelt consultations:

QRISK: – the alternate CVD calculator

Lipid Modification: NICE Guidance for management with statins its page 10-11

Blood Pressure: new NICE guidance makes recommendations about home blood pressure monitoring, so here is a handy sheet for patients to make such recordings on.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach….

For guidance on GI topics, the Primary care society for gastroenterology is always a good place to start.

GI symptoms can be tricky particularly in IBS. FODMAPS are thought to be a key issue and this site has a comprehensive list to direct patients too.

Alternately a really good app to consider if FastFODMAP which you can download here.