Dementia and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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.
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.
Author(s): David Zhuo, M.D., Michael Ragosta, M.D.
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Credit hours: .5
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.