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CME

A Patient With Chest Discomfort and Dyspnea: How Would You Manage?

  • Authors: James A. de Lemos, MD, FACC, FAHA; Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD
  • CME Released: 3/20/2015
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED FOR CREDIT
  • Valid for credit through: 3/20/2016
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to test and improve the clinician's ability to choose appropriate tests, diagnoses, and treatments in various clinical scenarios for patients with chest discomfort and dyspnea.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the patient complaining of dyspnea and differentially diagnose the root cause of chest discomfort and dyspnea
  2. Develop a treatment plan tailored for patients with chest discomfort and dyspnea based on assessment of risk and root cause


Author(s)

  • James A. de Lemos, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Cardiology Service Chief, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: James de Lemos, MD has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amgen
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Abbot Diagnostics

    Dr de Lemos does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr de Lemos does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD

    Director of Preventative Cardiology, CGH Medical Center; Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Illinois, Peoria, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Atherotech, Kowa, Liposcience, Merck & Co., Novartis
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers' bureau for: Amarin, AstraZeneca, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Kowa, Merck & Co.

    Dr Toth does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr Toth does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editors

  • Douglas Blevins, MD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Douglas Blevins, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Terra M. Sumstine

    Medical Editor/Writer, Chichester Associates, Allendale, NJ

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Terra M. Sumstine has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer(s)

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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    For Physicians

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    Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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A Patient With Chest Discomfort and Dyspnea: How Would You Manage?

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