What diagnositic test would you order for HTN?
After initiating HTN therapy, when should you schedule a follow up?
Two weeks for BP check, electrolyte and serum creatinine check
When do you want to follow up after initiating choles therapy?
What labs at follow up?
What are the side effects?
6 weeks, then 6 months
Lipid panel and LFTs
elevations of liver enzymes, muscle weakness, dyspepsia and abdominal pain
What are the diagnositic tests for Coronary Artery Disease?
Exercise stress test
Nuclear Stress test if unable to perform exercise.
Possibly CT for calcium scoring and estimating "plaque burden".
Cardiac catherization with angiography
CRP - for inflamation.
What are the treatments for CAD?
Balloon angioplasty, stenting, or CABG
Describe treatment for angina?
Rest and Nitro.
3 doses of nitro 5 min apart - if not relief call EMT
Prescribe beta blocker or long acting nitro
and placed on daily aspirin therapy
FNP II OSCHE