FP Essentials™

Cardiovascular Disease

Edition #479 | April 2019

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  • Diagnose patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) using appropriate clinical tests.
  • Recommend lifestyle changes and prescribe pharmacotherapies for patients with PAD.
  • Diagnose patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) using appropriate clini­cal tests.
  • Counsel patients about use of compression stockings for CVI management.
  • Use scoring systems and diagnostic tests to evaluate patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
  • Identify appropriate therapy for patients with proximal and distal DVTs.
  • List the indications for placement and use of wearable and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
  • Provide instructions for daily activities for patients with wearable cardioverter-defi­brillators, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, and left ventricular assist devices.
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