How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? - PT584

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?

by Anne Marie Meyer, MSN, RN, C-FNP, CCDS
PT584
(4.5 / 260 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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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.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/22 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S1693 for 10/8/19 to 10/8/20).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-293812 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-202 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/14/15 to 12/14/19.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/19 to 07/31/21.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/22/2018
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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EMILY H - Amawalk, NY  ·  Aug 04, 2019
Very interesting topic I was not familiar with; have not seen this dx where I work but maybe its not being made; I will look more closely at cardiac cases I see. Is of personal interest as a stressed 60 year old!
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Carolyn O - Allison Park, PA  ·  Aug 02, 2019
The course covered the material well.
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Jeffrey C - huntington beach, CA  ·  Jul 15, 2019
lots of information. Good to know for patients with angina.
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Alice L - San Rafael, CA  ·  Mar 14, 2019
Good course with good examples and treatment recommendations
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Vicki S - Laredo, TX  ·  Mar 14, 2019
It is very helpful when working with adults
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