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Bleeding and haemostasis disorders

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

The acute cardiac care specialist frequently encounters bleeding complications as well as haemostasis disorders. This topic will provide an in-depth overview of bleeding in acute cardiology, including aetiology (haemostatic and non-haemostatic factors), predictors as well as actions to prevent and manage bleeding in the cardiac patient. The indications and correct usage of haemostatic drugs are discussed.

A low platelet count is one of the causes of bleeding; the main aetiologies are Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT), Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic  Purpura (TTP) and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): their diagnosis and management of these disorders are discussed in the second part of this online course.

What’s inside?

3 courses on:

  • Introduction
  • Haemostasis and bleeding
  • Acute haemostatic disorders

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Co-ordinators

  • Dr Susanna Price
  • Dr Sofie Gevaert

Course Contributors

  • Dr Simon Davidson
  • Dr George Adams
  • Dr Sneh Shah
  • Dr Shahanna Udin
  • Dr Sofie Gevaert