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Natriurectic Peptides And Heart Disease

 Natriurectic Peptides And Heart Disease (9896-11) Examine cardiac disorders and the usefulness of natriuretic peptides in acute clinical situations.

Code 9897-11
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 21
CPS credits: 0.8
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Draw a depiction of the anterior view of the heart.
  • List, with features, some of the many 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 emergency department with dyspnea might be evaluated.
  • Describe the approach to 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/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H)
Version Date: January 2011