FP Essentials™

Cardiovascular Disease Update

Edition #454 | March 2017

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  • Summarize the initial evaluation of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), including assessment of need for anticoagulation.
  • Describe the two primary treatment strategies for AF and their advantages and challenges.
  • Cite potential intrinsic and extrinsic etiologies of bradycardia.
  • Summarize the types of bradycardia best managed with a permanent pacemaker.
  • Cite the categories of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and their key features.
  • Summarize the treatment goals and strategies for patients with PH.
  • Cite the indications for and preoperative treatment of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
  • Summarize the medical management of patients after CABG surgery.
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#454: Cardivascular Disease Update
March 2017


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