Cardiovascular Diseases, diagnosis and treatment

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease (angina and heart attack), heart failure, congenital heart disease and stroke. It is also known as heart and circulatory disease.

Acknowledgement text: British Heart Foundation. Image: Merriam Webster

This section will contain applications related to all aspects of cardiology and cardiovascular disease in primary, secondary, community care etc. At the launch of Repertoire all applications are intended to have only demonstration value and should not be regarded as representing the current state of medical knowledge or practice.

Family history questionnaire

Web implementation of a brief self-completed family history screening tool for common chronic disease prevention in primary care

Stroke prevention

Data capture, decision-support and workflow management in acute stroke

Augmentation of Rx for patients with hypertension

This guidance suggests possible augmentation of the basic treatment of patients with hypertension because of current co-morbiidities

Management of Acute MI

Prototype of a decision support system developed by Cancer Research UK and BMJ Knowledge to demonstrate the incorporation of active (patient-specific) clinical decision support on the treatment of patients admitted to hospital following MI

Pharmacist hypertension Rx

An experimental application for exploring the use of decision support by pharmacists. The application assesses the patient history, blood pressure and other parameters and recommends appropriate action including specialist consultations.


The purpose of this guideline is to assist in making decisions about first-line, second-line or third-line management of patients at elevated risk of coronary heart disease using statins