Sudden Cardiac Death: Screening and Prevention

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Identify patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death for whom EKG screening is appropriate.
2. Apply evidence-based criteria to determine the use of EKG screening in young athletes to minimize the risk of false positives. 
3. Utilize the ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines to identify patients who should be considered for primary prevention through implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). 
4. Educate patients and families on safety measures for athletes, including proper nutrition, safety surrounding supplement use, and monitoring for drug abuse and eating disorders (also potential causes of sudden death in athletes). 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021

Jonathon M. Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP, Associate Professor, Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021
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