Sudden Cardiac Death: Screening and Prevention
Return to all Care of Cardiovascular Conditions 1st Edition sessions.
Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.
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).
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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
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