Stress Cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy  - CMEZ584

Stress Cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Mending a Broken Heart

by Anne Marie Meyer, MSN, RN, C-FNP, CCDS
CMEZ584
(4.6 / 28 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

Stress cardiomyopathy (also known as transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome) is a condition that mimics a myocardial infarction in the absence of significant coronary artery disease. Stress cardiomyopathy causes a temporary ballooning, or hyperexpansion, of the apical portion of the left ventricle. Broken heart syndrome is a real condition. Even though the incidence is unknown and the pathogenesis is not fully understood, an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical management are possible after a clinical history and minimally invasive testing. With appropriate diagnosis, treatment is likely to succeed with no long-term complications. Early recognition of the condition and immediate, appropriate care can be instrumental in the recovery of these otherwise healthy people. This module discusses current theories about the origin of stress cardiomyopathy, diagnosis, and treatment.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses, physical therapists, and physicians about the features of and the medical treatments and interventions for stress cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome). After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify signs and symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy
  • Distinguish stress cardiomyopathy from an acute myocardial infarction
  • Describe three implications in the treatment of people with stress cardiomyopathy
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physical therapists and physicians.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 4/11/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/22/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/22/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Shari R - Austin, TX  ·  Feb 18, 2019
Pertinent to occupation
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Devon S - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Nov 27, 2018
great course! learned much about stress cardiomyopathy
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Mattie M - Cleveland, TX  ·  Oct 20, 2018
Very educational and useful in monitoring acutely ill patients.
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Raude Y - Liberty HIll, TX  ·  Jun 12, 2018
I ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT BROKEN HEART SYNDROME NOW I KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT
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Sonya Y - happy valley, OR  ·  May 11, 2018
Wonderful vignette. Lots of updated useful infomations
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