CAD, Cardiac Ischemia, Unstable Angina, Stable Angina, and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)
|Coronary Artery Disease
- Explain the pathophsyiology of stable coronary arterty disease.
- List the risk factors for development of coronary artery disease.
- Describe the mechanism of injury to the arterial endothelium which represents a primary event in atherogenesis.
- Describe the cholesterol homeostasis and reverse cholesterol transport.
- Utilize the proper testing(s) for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
- Calculate sensitivity and specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of testing used for diagnosis.
- Apply sensitivity and specificity, PPV and NPV of testing in coronary artery disease evaluation.
- Recognize the ischemic cascade and its relation to diagnostic testings.
- Select treatment of stable coronary artery disease, medical treatment and revascularization (percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical).
|Acute Coronary Artery Syndrome
- Review the pathophysiology of the acute coronary syndromes
- Manage the patient presenting with acute coronary syndrome, diagnosis and initial therapy.
- Review the different causes of elevated troponin.
- Select the definitive therapy for acute coronary syndromes [percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), thrombolytic therapy, etc.]
- Recognize the complications of acute myocardial infarction.
- Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of cardiac ischemia.
- Describe the types and gender specific differences in the clinical presentations of angina.
- Describe the pathology of stable versus unstable angina.
- Discuss the differential diagnoses of stable versus unstable angina.
- Describe the clinical presentation of a STEMI.
- Differentiate between between STEMI vs NSTEMI vs stable CAD in terms of pathophysiology.
- Describe the mechanical complications of MI.
- Select pharmacological treatments and understand the mechanisms, side effects and interactions between drugs (if any).