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Cardiovascular disease – Management of CVD conditions Part 1

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Cardiovascular disease – Management of CVD conditions Part 1

The good news is that mortality from cardiovascular disease is declining, which is thought to be the result of improved interventions, improved drug therapies, and primary and secondary prevention strategies at both an individual and population level. The less good news is that morbidity is increasing as more people are surviving cardiovascular events and going on to live with long term cardiovascular conditions. Appropriate management through pharmacology, lifestyle measures and other interventions will support patients to achieve better outcomes and improved quality of life.

This resource, consisting of five assessment questions at intermediate level, tests your understanding of the management of CVD conditions such as stable angina, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and peripheral vascular disease. Complete the resource, including reading the featured articles and undertaking some or all of the activities, to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource you should have an understanding of:

  • The management of stable angina
  • Secondary prevention following myocardial infarction
  • The diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease
  • The management of CKD

Recommended reading

British Heart Foundation. Coronary Heart Disease Statistics, 2012. http://www.bhf.org.uk/publications/view-publication.aspx?ps=1002097

Department of Health, Cardiovascular disease outcomes strategy, improving outcomes for people with or at risk of cardiovascular disease, 2013. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/214895/9387-2900853-CVD-Outcomes_web1.pdf

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