Module 9 :
Peri-Operative Cardiac Risk Reduction

Authors: W. Scott Beattie MD and Sharon Davies MD

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Module Instructions:

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  • You are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Discussion Board for Module 9. There you will be able to ask any questions you may have and read the answers to questions that others have asked. You may visit this Discussion Board now, or after you have completed your Examination.  

Objectives for Module 9:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Employ strategies to maximize the preoperative assessment of patients with coronary artery disease.
  2. Describe the perioperative management of patients on anti-platelet therapy.
  3. Utilize the various prophylactic agents available in order to reduce perioperative cardiac morbidity and mortality.
  4. List and describe the coronary artery stents that are presently in use.
  5. Employ new strategies to improve the perioperative management of patients with coronary artery stents.

IMPORTANT: Before beginning the module, please complete the pretest. The intent is to help you assess your baseline knowledge of the topic before working through the module.

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Module 9 : 
Peri-Operative Cardiac Risk Reduction

Authors: W. Scott Beattie MD and Sharon Davies MD

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