Cardiovascular Disease

  • Identify patients at elevated risk for CAD and calculate their 10-year cardiovascular risk using the Framingham Risk Score.
  • Propose a patient-centered initial management plan for primary prevention of CAD.
  • Identify which patients’ required further investigation to confirm a diagnosis of CAD.
  • Describe an early post-ischemic event management plan including lifestyle changes, medications, psychosocial support, cardiac rehabilitation, etc.
  • Propose a surveillance and management plan for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with CAD.

Core Resources

Ischemic Heart Disease Management Clinical Card.pdf

Khattab Y, Keegan DA. Ischemic Heart Disease Management. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2015. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

Acute-Coronary-Syndrome.pdf

‘Law D, Cherniak W. Acute Coronary Syndrome One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. 2013. Avaialble at: hyyps://dfcmopen.com. Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA

Cardiovascular Risk.pdf

Payne RA. Cardiovascular risk. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2012;74(3):396-410. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04219.x.

Secondary Prevention of Coron

‘Hall SL, Lorenc T. Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. Am Fam Physician. 2010; 81(3):289-296

Supplemental Resources

Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome.pdf

Achar SA, Kundu S, Norcross WA. Diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. Am Fam Physician. 2005;72(1):119-126.

Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE) guideline for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care: 2018 update

S.W. Tobe, J.A. Stone, T. Anderson, S. Bacon, A.Y.Y. Cheng, S.S. Daskalopoulou, et al. Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavour (C-CHANGE) guideline for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care: 2018 update. CMAJ, 190 (40) (2018), pp. E1192-E1206