Women and CAD, Part 1: Risk Factors and Treatment of Acute MI
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Distinguish the different effects of risk factors on women and risk factors that are unique to women
- Appropriately assess cardiovascular risk and order appropriate screening tests
- Recognize the differences in the presentation of acute coronary syndromes in women
- Utilize evidence-based therapies for the treatment of ACS in women
Women and CAD, Part 2: The Woman with Chest Pain
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP,EBM
- Recognize the different ways that coronary artery disease may manifest in women
- Use appropriate testing strategies for women with chest pain using evidence-based medicine
- Distinguish the etiologies of chest pain in women without obstructive coronary artery disease
- Apply appropriate strategies for the counseling and treatment of women with chest pain
Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Assess for and identify causes of chest pain.
- Describe the pathophysiology of chest pain.
- Differentiate the clinical features of various causes of chest pain.
- Employ the ACCF/AHA Guideline based management strategies for chest pain.
- Identify patients who will benefit from device therapy.
- Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.
Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Elderly.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Detect pitfalls in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
- Assess global risk of elderly patients.
- Select guideline-based management strategies when managing acute coronary syndromes in the elderly.
- Prepare a roadmap to recovery and autonomy after acute coronary syndromes.
- Integrate and employ secondary prevention methods in the elderly.