Ischemic Heart Disease – Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment | Conditions of the Older Adult

Get a comprehensive understanding of ischemic heart diseases and equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage this condition. 

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Ischemic heart diseases are an inability to provide adequate blood supply to the myocardium due to narrowed heart arteries. Ischemic heart disease is often used interchangeably with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Ischemic heart diseases often cause severe chest pain or discomfort and is a medical emergency that requires quick diagnosis and care. This course provides an in-depth understanding of ischemic heart diseases, focusing on the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and chronic angina. The course covers non-pharmacological therapies and secondary prevention therapies based on Canadian and American guidelines for elderly patients. Participants will learn about the latest treatments and management strategies for these conditions. 

This module is extracted from the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course. The content in this module provides current treatment guidelines for all populations and are not necessarily specific to geriatric care. 

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Explain the pathophysiology of ACS   
  • Discuss non-pharmacological therapy   
  • Review secondary prevention therapies in the elderly based on the Canadian and American guidelines   
  • Review the treatment of chronic angina in the elderly 

Course outline:

  • Learning Module
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their confidence and practice knowledge in managing conditions of older adults.  

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