Event Date/Time: Mar 01, 2008
End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2008
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: TOPIC 1: HYPERTENSION - BEYOND THE GUIDELINES - Define hypertension for the general population and various subgroups. Recognize the importance of isolated systolic hypertension. Recognize that low diastolic pressure may be prognostically good or bad. Develop a step-wise approach to the treatment of hypertension. TOPIC 2: PERIOPERATIVE CARDIAC EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT - Identify what the surgical team wants to know. Characterize the cardiovascular effects of anesthesia and surgery. Identify the elements of appropriate preoperative evaluation, including the role of non-invasive testing for coronary artery disease, using national guidelines. Identify perioperative measures, which may reduce the risk of cardiac complications. TOPIC 3: CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE - Identify the cardiac etiologies of pulmonary congestion. Discriminate between ejection fraction and stroke volume. List common causes of systolic heart failure. Outline current standard-of-care therapies, differentiating between those treatments which reduce mortality and those that improve symptoms. TOPIC 4: AORTIC VALVE DISEASE - Identify the patient with aortic valve disease through history and physical examination. Describe the role of non-invasive and invasive testing in diagnosis and management. Define appropriate medical therapy and indications for aortic valve replacement. TOPIC 5: MITRAL VALVE DISEASE - Identify the patient with mitral valve disease through history and physical examination. Describe the role of non-invasive and invasive testing in diagnosis and management. List appropriate medical therapy and indications for mitral valve replacement and repair. Recognize the symptoms and adverse outcomes that do and do not result from mitral valve prolapse. TOPIC 6: CHEST PAIN AND NONINVASIVE TESTING FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE - Differentiate life-threatening from more benign chest pain. Outline a step-wise approach to the patient with chest pain, with the use of probability analysis. Appreciate the relative merits of the various diagnostic tests for coronary artery disease. TOPIC 7: ACUTE ST-ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - Relate the differences in plaque morphology to the differences between stable angina and acute coronary syndromes. Identify the patient with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction, including the use of newer markers of cardiac injury. Recognize those treatment strategies that reduce mortality, and the importance of minimizing time delay. Recognize and treat complications of acute infarction. Assess post-infarction risk.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2006
Expiration Date: July 1, 2009
Review Date: July 1, 2007
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)