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.
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
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