Title: IMcp-Internal Medicine – Common Problems: Atrial Fibrillation; Chest Pain; Depression
Faculty: Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., David A. Horowitz, M.D., Gerald Smetana, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2020 Expiration Date: July 1, 2023
TOPIC 1: Atrial Fibrillation in the Hospitalized Patient.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, GL
- Assess and evaluate treatment options for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response, as per the 2010 HFSA Guidelines.
- Employ appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation.
- Distinguish the advantages of rhythm versus rate control treatment strategies, 2014 ACC/AHA Guidelines for atrial fibrillation management.
- Determine the possible underlying causes of CHF exacerbations
TOPIC 2: Approach to the Management of Chest Pain.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
- Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
- Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.
TOPIC 3: Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Employ an appropriate initial approach to use of the updated USPSTF Guidelines for screening of the patient with depression.
- Determine the proper role of second generation antidepressants as per the ACP Guideline.
- Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
- Specify the most common side effects, as per the 2016 ACP Guidelines, of commonly used antidepressants.