Atherosclerosis

Overview

4.7 out of 5 (47 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

10

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which there is a build up of plaques inside arteries. These plaques are principally composed of lipids that induce an inflammatory reaction causing turbulent flow with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) as a result. This activity outlines the evaluation and treatment of atherosclerosis and explains the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Explain the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in the etiology of atherosclerosis.
  • Describe the histopathologic changes in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis.
  • Identify the treatment considerations for patients with atherosclerosis.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to educate the patients on lifestyle changes and compliance to medication for those affected by atherosclerosis.

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Learned so much more about the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and the questions where very well written.

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