Dementia and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Authors: David Zhuo, MD, Michael Ragosta, MD
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: Jan 15, 2021
Expiration date: Jan 15, 2027



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.

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.