FOAM4GP Map – Do dizzy patients make your head spin?

image credit: Jun07DSC_0212 via free images (license) Patients presenting to General Practice with dizziness are a significant challenge. Dizziness incorporates a wide range of possible causes varying from completely benign to instantaneously life threatening. Appropriate workup involves comprehensive history taking and examination skills followed by judicious use of appropriate investigations. While a large proportion of…

Chronic Heart Failure

I was scheduled to give a tutorial to our clinic’s registrars recently and was requested to talk about chronic heart failure. Uh-oh… didn’t they realise that internal medicine is NOT my forte?? Unfortunately I couldn’t talk them into a gynaecology topic, so CHF it was. But the beauty of teaching is that you always learn…