Aortic Dissection

June 16, 2018

Aortic Dissection (AD), is uncommon (1 AD:200 ACS) but is…Rapidly FATAL!¬†¬†Unfortunately recognising aortic dissection is difficult with a clinician pickup rate of 15-43%. Read more

Cervical (Carotid OR Vertebral) Artery Dissection

November 24, 2018

Cervical artery dissection is a rare but significant cause of stroke and headache/neckache, which is easy to overlook. Leading to a typically delay in diagnosis… Read more

Giant Cell Arteritis – GCA

March 13, 2018

GCA is a is a vasculitis generally seen in the over 50’s and associated with polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR). However, unlike a lot of rheumatology, GCA… Read more

Pre-Arrival Blood (O-ve)

March 13, 2019

On rare occasions you may receive a pre-alert, where you want blood available for the patient when they arrive (for example in major haemorrhage). This… Read more