This online course qualifies for 1.5 hour of CE credit that is automatically issued with a digital certificate once you have completed the program.
Discover latest updates on interventional cardiology and their applications to sedation dentistry, with eminent physician and educator, Dr. Leslie Fang.
Explore options for managing simple and complex surgical procedures in particular patients, and how to treat people with specific ADA classifications.
Learn from Dr. Fang’s extensive, practical knowledge of cardiology and through case studies with interactive audience participation.
- How and why do cardiovascular interventionists use stents to treat myocardial instability?
- What are drug-eluting stents, and when are they preferable to bare metal stents?
- Treating stent patients with Plavix and/or Aspirin: How long do we keep them on these drugs? How do we avoid double inhibition of platelets (anticoagulation) in cases of substantial bleeding?
- Promoting optimal oral health: The link between oral pathology and elevated CRP and vascular inflammation; why it’s of particular concern in patients with myocardial infraction.
Congestive Heart Failure
- Ejection fraction and myocardial function, from mild compromise to severe compromise. ASA classifications from class I (no limitation) to class IV (symptoms at rest).
- Why we don’t give antibiotic prophylactics to people with pacemakers.
- Which local anesthetic to use in case of Novocain allergy.
- Pacemakers and Automated Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillators
- How do you sedate patients with specific ASA conditions? When should you refer them?
- How to sedate a patient with arrhythmia. Why is the ability to administer IV sedation so important?
- How staying up-to-date with treatment nuances is helping more dentists treat medically complicated cases they would otherwise have referred.
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