Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

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Estimated time to complete session: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Learning Objectives

1. Implement a systematic approach to CVD risk estimation for better risk factor control.

2. Counsel patients about healthy behavior changes to reduce their risk for hypertension, stroke, MI and CAD, including diet, exercise, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption.

3. Aggressively address CVD risk factors in women, a traditionally undertreated segment.

4. Consider incorporating clinical performance measures into screenings for patients at risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction or stroke.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Assistant Professor, Residency Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018
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