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What to Do When There is a Family History of Heart Disease

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: Nov 6, 2019
Expiration date: Nov 6, 2025
Reviewed: Nov. 6. 2022


This course highlights the importance of recognizing inherited cardiovascular diseases and documenting any family history of cardiovascular disease, as well as implementing family cardiovascular screening and determining which patients might need additional genetic testing.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • Recognize inherited cardiovascular diseases
  • Implement family cardiovascular screening
  • Offer genetic testing to the right patient

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Matthew J. Thomas, ScM

Dr. Thomas works within the Pediatric Genetics Division, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Virginia.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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