Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Bo Xu

Email: bo.xu@svhm.org.au
is cardiology registrar, Department of Cardiology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.

DVT in acute stroke The use of graduated compression stockings

Graduated compression stockings (GCS) are routinely prescribed for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis in acute stroke patients. In the light of recent data from the CLOTS trial 1, this...

What does an elevated troponin mean? An update on the definition of myocardial infarction

Figure 1. Case study 1: ECG demonstrated T wave inversion in leads V2 to V6 (A). Serum troponin levels demonstrated a rise and fall over the days of admission (B)Figure 2. Case study 1: coronary...

Persistent hyperkalaemia

Persistent hyperkalaemia in elderly patients caused by hyporeninaemic hypoaldosteronism is relatively common and often under recognised in the general practice setting.


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