CME Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• discuss the most current information related to cardiac illness and the treatment of cardiac disease;

• explain the advantages and disadvantages, as well as possible complications of interventions to treat cardiac illness;

• discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests in the treatment of cardiac illness; and

• discuss current data regarding outpatient care of cardiac patients.

CME Questions

1. Celivarone as compared to amiodarone in heart failure patients with an ICD resulted in:

a. lower total mortality.
b. fewer ICD shocks.
c. less ventricular tachyarrhymias.
d. None of the above

2. Maximum doses of rosuvastatin vs atorvastatin resulted in:

a. higher LDL levels.
b. higher HDL levels.
c. lower triglyceride levels.
d. improved plaque regression.

3. Lowering blood pressure to < 130/80 vs 140/90 resulted in:

a. fewer myocardial infarctions.
b. fewer strokes.
c. less albuminuria.
d. B and C

4. A lower risk of recurrent stroke was observed in a study at which systolic blood pressure levels?

a. < 120
b. 120-129
c. 130-139
d. 140-149

5. What percent of patients with known CAD were not treated with statins in a recent survey?

a. 1 in 3
b. 1 in 4
c. 1 in 5
d. 1 in 6

6. Dronedarone vs placebo in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation resulted in:

a. less atrial fibrillation.
b. lower mortality.
c. fewer strokes.
d. A and C