FP Essentials™

Cardiac Risk Factors

Edition #421 | June 2014

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  • Explain what the Reynolds Risk Score measures.
  • Discuss the cardiac biomarker that is most well established as being effective for reclassifying risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease over what can be accomplished with traditional risk factors alone.
  • List four environmental exposures that can increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
  • State which sleep duration (ie, short, long, or both) increases the risk of CHD.
  • Name a scoring system that can be used to determine the likelihood that pain is due to CHD in a patient presenting with chest pain.
  • Describe an appropriate evaluation protocol for a patient presenting with acute chest pain who is considered to be at low risk of CHD as the etiology of the pain.
  • List three recommendations in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines that differ from recommendations published in prior cholesterol guidelines.
  • List three recommendations in the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) hypertension guidelines that differ from recommendations published in the prior (JNC 7) hypertension guidelines.

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#421: Cardiac Risk Factors
June 2014

 

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