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- CER on Angiotensin-Directed Therapies for SIHD
This CME/CE activity is provided by PRIME Education, Inc. (PRIME®) and is accredited for a multi-disciplinary audience of health care practitioners. This activity is supported by contract number HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. User data collected through this activity will reside on PRIME's educational portal for use by AHRQ.
Summary of AHRQ's Comparative Effectiveness Review of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers Added to Standard Medical Therapy for Treating Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
- Program Overview
- Faculty Biographies
- Accreditation Statements
- Post-Test & Evaluation
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Stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a condition of advanced atherosclerosis in which affected individuals may be asymptomatic or may experience debilitating symptoms, including angina and diminished activity tolerance. Stable IHD significantly increases the risks of nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events. Considerable evidence from clinical trials has demonstrated that standard medical treatments — including antiplatelet therapy, statins, beta-blockers, and vasodilators — partially reduce risks and/or symptoms in patients with stable IHD. The evidence is less clear about the effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs), especially in patients with stable IHD who have no history of heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction. For this population a key clinical question is whether, compared with standard medical therapy alone, the addition of an ACEI or ARB is beneficial and safe. Another question involves the benefits and harms of combined regimens of these angiotensin-directed therapies. These questions are central to a systematic research review that was commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in 2009. The findings and potential clinical applications of the AHRQ review are presented in this educational activity.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Summarize the comparative effectiveness and safety of adding an ACEI or an ARB to standard therapy versus standard therapy alone
- Compare the benefits and harms of ACEI-ARB combined therapy plus standard therapy versus an ACEI or an ARB plus standard therapy
- Identify subpopulations of patients who might benefit from adding an ACEI, an ARB, or combination therapy to standard medical therapy
- Apply relevant findings from the systematic review to guide decisions about appropriate patient-centered therapies for managing stable IHD and reducing risks of cardiovascular events
This CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, case managers.
Method of Participation
To receive a certificate for this activity, you should:
- Complete the learner assessment pretest
- View the entire activity online
- Complete an online evaluation & post-test
- Print your certificate online
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.0 hour.
Term of Approval
May 31, 2011 through May 31, 2013. Original release date: May 31, 2011.
Acknowledgement of Support
There is no fee for this CME/CE activity. This activity is sponsored by PRIME Education, Inc (PRIME®) and funded under contract HHSA290201200021I from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Faculty Biographies and Disclosures
C Michael White PharmD, FCP, FCCP
Professor and Head, School of Pharmacy,
Laurence Greene, PhD
Scientific Education Manager
PRIME Education, Inc.
Frank L Urbano, MD, FACP
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
National Clinical Nursing Director
Department of Neurology
Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence
East Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Trinity Nursing Program School of Professional Studies
Trinity Washington University
Clinical Preceptor and Instructor
Advanced Practice Programs
The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
Gary L Schaer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Rush University Medical Center
Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This program is no longer accredited.
|Faculty Name ||Advisory Board||Consultant||Grants / Research||Salary / Contractual||Supported Promotional Education||Stock / Shareholder||Other Financial Support|
|C Michael White PharmD, FCP, FCCP
|Laurence Greene, PhD
|Frank L Urbano, MD, FACP
|Heidi Wynn Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN
|Gary L Schaer, MD
|Kathleen A Jarvis, MS, RN, CCM
|Chris R Prostko, PhD|
Scientific Program Director
|Lynn Goldenberg, RN, BSN|
Director of Accreditation & Compliance
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Clinician & Consumer Summaries on ACEIs and ARBs
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