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Jill Byrne

Advanced Clinical Practitioner—Emergency department, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

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Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning of the heart and cardiovascular system

Chest pain is a common complaint, comprising up to 25% of emergency department attendances (Byrne, 2014). Not all of these will have a cardiac complaint; however, it is crucial to recognise important...

Consultation and clinical assessment of the heart and cardiovascular system

There is clearly a wide range of considerations in the history due to the variety of pathologies that can present. These will be explored in more depth in the next article, together with discussion of...

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