PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease
$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate
***This course will be expiring on 06/29/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***
CE Course Description
Though many cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention efforts have focused on reducing exposure to traditional risk factors, there is increasing recognition of the importance of psychological risk factors. This CE course looks at how targeting PTSD and other psychological conditions could dramatically reduce the burden of CVD.
Author: Arenson, M. and Cohen, B. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease. (2017). National Center for PTSD. PTSD Research Quarterly, Vol 28, No 1.
Retrieved from: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/publications/ptsd_rq.asp
CE Course Objectives
1. Name which system is activated by traumatic stress, causing increased production of catecholamines, rennin, angiotensin II, and aldosterone, which can directly damage the cardiovascular system.
2. Determine which inflammatory biomarker has been found to be at a nearly two-fold risk of increased levels in those with PTSD.
3. Express the associated increased risk of coronary heart disease for each standard deviation increase in PTSD symptom severity.
CE Outline with Main Points
1. Population Based Studies of PTSD and CVD
2. Studies with Objective Cardiovascular Testing
4. Implications and Future Directions
5. Featured Articles
ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.
This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.
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Added On: 2018-04-30