Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Schizophrenia

Speciality Classification
General Medicine / Specialist
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour

Schizophrenia is a chronic, heterogeneous neuropsychiatric illness that is among the world’s top 20 causes of long term disability.

This module provides an evidence-based overview of national and international data on the prevalence and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the contributory effects of antipsychotic drugs to cardiovascular risk, and the potential cardiotoxicity associated with clozapine treatment.

It presents local experiences with a shared model of care and discusses the potential of such models to reduce the cardiovascular risk burden in patients with schizophrenia.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware that most excess mortality is due to premature cardiovascular deaths rather than suicide
  • Name traditional cardiac risk factors and selects correct treatment protocols
  • Coordinate care between tertiary providers, general practitioners and primary health care professionals, monitoring the physical health of people with psychosis or schizophrenia at least annually with treatment offered accordingly
  • Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    Cardiovascular Diseases

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Type
    Books / Learning Materials
    Delivery
    Online
    Title
    Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Schizophrenia
    Speciality Classification
    General Medicine / Specialist
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Cardiac, Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Cardiothoracic surgery
    Location
    ONLINE
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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