Center of Excellence: Cardiovascular Risk: Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertriglyceridemia Hypertriglyceridemia is common in the United States; more than 25% of US adults have elevated triglycerides. Are you familiar with this challenging disorder? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Peripheral Artery Disease Left untreated, peripheral artery disease may result in gangrene and amputation. How much do you know about key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, and several cancers. Are you familiar with the characteristics of metabolic syndrome? Take this short quiz.
  • Reducing LDL-C in a Patient on High-Intensity Statin Therapy How would you manage LDL-C in a patient already receiving high-intensity statin therapy? Take this quiz created by expert physicians from ACC.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death globally. Are you familiar with key aspects involved in modifying risk factors for CVD? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Ischemic Stroke Stroke is the fourth leading cause of adult death and disability. Do you know the complications, proper workup, and best treatment practices? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cardiac Rehabilitation The immediate and long-term consequences of cardiovascular disorders are serious. Do you know the best practices for cardiac rehabilitation? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Weight Loss In the wake of the food and drink excesses tied to the holiday season, weight loss is a popular New Year's resolution. Do you know best practices? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertensive Emergencies Hypertensive emergencies encompass a spectrum of presentations in which uncontrolled blood pressure leads to end-organ dysfunction. Do you know key elements of presentation, workup, and treatment?
  • NSAIDs and CV Risk: The Bottom Line A man with a previous heart attack requires pain management for osteoarthritis. Which agent is safest?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Acromegaly Acromegaly is a rare, insidious, and potentially life-threatening condition for which treatment can give the patient additional years of high-quality life. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements Herbal products and dietary supplements are used as a means to prevent disease and promote well-being. How much do you know about these products? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Acidosis: What Drug Is at Fault? New-onset acidosis is found in a previously well patient with diabetes. What drug is at fault?
  • Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause: What Should We Tell Our Patients? Help patients make informed decisions about whether to use -- and often pay out of pocket for -- bioidentical hormone products.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Gout Gout can result in debilitating illness with recurrent pain and joint inflammation. Do you know what to look for and best practices for this condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Echo Case: Problem Pill or Is There a Pill for This Problem?   In homage to Dr Seuss, Dr Wharton adds rhyming couplets to the explanation for this echo case challenge.
  • Managing Pain in Patients With CVD Are NSAIDs ever an option for pain management in patients with cardiovascular disease?
  • The Case of the Patient With Myalgia on Every Statin How would you manage the patient who reports muscle aches with every statin? Test yourself with this case challenge.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Memory Memory preservation is a major concern for many patients. Some conditions and drugs negatively affect memory, whereas other factors can improve it. Test your knowledge of memory with our short quiz.
  • A 61-Year-Old Man With Crampy Abdominal Pain A 61-year-old man presents to the ED with a 1-week history of abdominal pain and increased stool frequency. He has been passing blood with every bowel movement for 2 months. What is the diagnosis?