158334 - Interventional Cardiology
- : Online
This seminar will provide updated knowledge in the latest treatments for improving coronary and vascular circulation. GPs attending this seminar will explore new treatment options from Interventional cardiologists, who rank among the world's foremost authorities on cardiovascular disease and its treatment. You will discuss both diagnostic and therapeutic interventional cardiology procedures.
Relevance to General Practice
AF is the most common heart arrhythmia; it increases in incidence with age,96,97 affecting less than 1% of patients aged <60 years and between 5% and 15% of patients aged >80 years.98
Midlife, between 45 and 64 years of age, is particularly a time of determining patient risk factors and offering screening for health conditions.
General practitioners (GPs) should review medications in older people, particularly for vulnerable groups.
GP’s play an important role in early detection and improved treatments of chronic disease with cardiovascular disease is among the most common underlying cause of death in Australia. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, accounting for 90% of deaths in 2011 with people aged over 65 having much higher levels of heart disease, stroke, vascular diseases than younger people.
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- GPs will be able to explain to patients’ undergoing cardiac rehabilitation when they can drive, have sex and get back to their usual day to day activities.
- GPs will be able to identify what happens next in the treatment & management of patients presenting with Severe Aortic Stenosis.
- GPs will be able to explain the risks of atrial fibrillation (AF) and apply a systematic approach to the management.
- GPs will be able to discuss risk factor management of coronary heart disease.
- GPs will be able to demonstrate increased skill in detecting and assessing cardiac causes from non cardiac causes