Dementia and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2021
Expiration date: Jan 15, 2024
This interesting case involves a patient with an acute coronary syndrome and history of dementia. The intersection of treatable coronary heart disease and dementia is both a medical and philosophical challenge as it can be difficult to decide the extent of non-invasive and invasive evaluation in such patients. In this case, the physicians chose to pursue coronary angiography but did not recommend more invasive revascularization.
Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.
You Will Learn
- To discuss the decision-making process of revascularization in the setting of co-morbid dementia.
- To outline current literature regarding dementia and health care utilization and outcomes in acute coronary syndromes.