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CPD module: heart disease

This module looks at the causes of heart disease and how various conditions can be managed.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • the impact of cardiovascular disease
  • the role of atherosclerosis as the principal cause of CVD
  • the impact of atherosclerosis on the cardiovascular system
  • the development and risk factors for atherosclerosis
  • different types of heart disease
  • factors increase the risk of heart conditions
  • medications with an associated increased risk of heart damage
  • management of atherosclerosis
  • the use of statins in hypercholesterolaemia
  • other drugs used in lipid management
  • angina prevalence and types
  • primary and secondary drug treatment of angina.
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