FMCSA Course - 05a Cardiovascular Module

  1. For CMV drivers, an abnormal ETT includes:

    D) All the above
  2. (True/False) It is recommended by the FMCSA CV Advisory Panel to utilize the exercise tolerance test (ETT) for a CMV driver presenting with CV risk factors but who is asymptomatic.

    The ETT has low sensitivity and specificity among asymptomatic individuals.
  3. (True/False)  The presence of risk factors in an asymptomatic driver is sufficient reason to deny certification.
  4. What are the two preventive strategies in preventing CVD events?
    • A. Detecting sub-clinical heart disease utilizing tests such as:
    •  - Exercise testing or pharmacologic testing
    •  - Radionuclide imaging
    •  - Ecocardiography - including ETT w/ echo
    •  - Angiography
    •  - Coronary calcium score

    B. Risk factor detection and treatment
  5. What are the non-controllable risk factors for CVD?
    • Age - risk incr. faster in men > 45; women >55
    • Gender - before 55, male risk >> female; after 55, male risk = female risk
    • Family hx - father/brother w/ dx CVD before age 55; mother/sister before age 65
  6. What are the controllable risk factors for CVD?
    • Cholesterol - hi LDL, low HDL
    • HTN
    • DM
    • Obesity
    • Lack of exercise
    • Sedentary lifestyle
    • Smoking
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FMCSA Course - 05a Cardiovascular Module
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