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Cardiovascular complications of renal disease

Cardiovascular complications of renal disease

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

October 21, 2016

Updated

October 21, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Neil Iosson outlines the aetiology and management of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the risks of cardiovascular disease among patients with CKD, and the use of beta-blockers, statins, diuretics, and anticoagulants in controlling progression of disease.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the risks of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease, in comparison to the general population
  • Calculate the risks of adverse outcomes using the estimated glomerular filtration rate and the albumin creatinine ratio
  • Consider NICE recommendations for target blood pressure, and how this impacts on management
  • Reflect on treatment options for blood pressure control to reduce cardiovascular damage and deterioration in renal function
  • Initiate and adjust therapy with cardioselective beta blockers to prevent cardiac failure
  • Assess the risks and benefits of angiography in the assertive management of coronary artery disease
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Neil Iosson
    Locum GP
    West Sussex
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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