This Fast Fact reviews the pathophysiology of severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis and helps determine when to order a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for diagnostic evaluation.
Review toxic affects of chemo therapy on geriatric patients.
Diagnostic testing and treatment are determined based on ability to improve disease process or quality of life/goals of care.
A summary of the risk factors, incidence, and survival associated with intraoperative cardiac arrest.
Learn practical interpretations of echocardiographic changes.
Review antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease.
Review medical conditions and medications that can prolong QT
By assessing comorbidities, frailty and disease status in context of function and care goals, the appropriateness of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation for geriatric patients can be determined.
Use geriatric assessment tools to determine appropriateness of invasive cardiac interventions.
Review cardiac causes of syncope.
Review use and side affects of common medications for otolaryngologic diseases.
Identify fall risk factors and common interventions that decrease fall risk.
Learn to assess multiple factors causing falls.
Determine blood pressure goals in older adults and possible medications.
Perioperative medication that may increase delirium risk.
Factors that may be clues to underlying dementia in acutely delirius patients.
Review perioperative anticoagulation management of geriatric patients.
Review assessments to consider in evaluating "falls".