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Women and Heart Disease  - CME60098
Women and Heart Disease
CME60098 l 10.00 contact hrs
by Connie Goldsmith, RN, MPA and Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, DABPN (CME Contributor/Reviewer) and Jill Lucca, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, FPCNA
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Objectives:
The purpose of this home study course is to provide healthcare providers with important information about the incidence of heart disease in women, its etiology and risk factors. Because healthy lifestyle choices are vital to the prevention of heart disease, issues related to diet, exercise, weight control, and smoking cessation will be emphasized. The course will also cover the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Armed with this knowledge, healthcare providers can help prevent and treat heart disease in women. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the role of heart disease as a cause of death for women.
  • List two risk factors for heart disease that can't be changed and five that can be.
  • Identify normal and abnormal blood lipid levels.
  • Explain the value of exercise and weight control in preventing heart disease.
  • Discuss the role of hypertension in heart disease.
  • Describe how diabetes affects heart disease.
  • Describe psychological factors that contribute to heart disease.
  • Explain common procedures for diagnosing heart disease.
  • Describe common medical and surgical treatments for heart disease.
  • Identify the role of the government in heart-related research.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/24/2015

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