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9897-18 Natriuretic Peptides and Heart Disease
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Description: Examine cardiac disorders and the usefulness of natriuretic peptides in acute clinical situations.
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
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FREE FOR MEMBERS!

Course includes study material and exam.

Description: Examine cardiac disorders and the usefulness of natriuretic peptides in acute clinical situations.

Start Date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Draw diagram to illustrate the anterior view of the heart.
  • List, with features, some of the different types of heart diseases.
  • Describe the four distinct clinical entities that make up the acute coronary syndromes.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of acute myocardial infarction.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure.
  • Review the approach of how a patient presenting in the ED with dyspnea might be evaluated.
  • Describe the approach to the treatment of a patient with Heart Failure.
  • Describe and draw the structure of the natriuretic peptides.
  • Summarize the effects of BNP on the body.
  • Describe the nature and function of ANP, CNP, BNP, and NT-proBNP.
  • Tabulate the analytical characteristics of various methods for measuring BNP and NT-proBNP.
  • Discuss the biological and pre-analytical variables of natriuretic peptide testing.
  • Discuss the logic of assigning a value to a cut-off point in natriuretic peptide testing.
  • Discuss the clinical value of measuring BNP and NT-proBNP in the laboratory.

 

Author: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H)

Version Date: March 2018

 

PEP hours: 19.5

CPS credits: 0.96

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of Final Exam.

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