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.
PEP hours: 21
CPS/ART credits: 0.8
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
- 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