183849 - How to Treat quiz: Cardiology and the athlete
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This education provides an overview of some of the issues in sports cardiology and how to manage asymptomatic concerned patients who present in general practice, as well as how to stratify the risk in athletes with known coronary artery disease.Relevance to General Practice
The cardiovascular benefits of exercise are well documented: improved blood pressure control, lowered cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity /diabetic control. Exercise reduces coronary event rates, cardiovascular mortality and all- cause mortality. Among patients with established coronary artery disease exercise based cardiac rehabilitation following myocardial infarction reduces reinfarction, cardiac mortality and all-cause mortality.
However, vigorous exertion may acutely and transiently increase the risk of acute coronary events and sudden cardiac arrest in susceptible individuals. This risk is greatest in those who do not exercise regularly and partake in high intensity exercise with little/no training.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
Complaints and concerns are managed effectively
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
The results of investigations are interpreted in the context of the patient
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Musculoskeletal and sports medicine