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Ischaemic heart disease

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall the definition of acute myocardial infarction, and be aware there are many reasons for a rise in troponin >  http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2013/august/elevated-troponin/

Utilise the Australian absolute cardiovascular disease risk calculator in the validated population > http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/information-for-professionals/Clinical-Information/Pages/absolute-risk.aspx

Manage the rational investigation of suspected ischaemic heart disease > http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2014/may/imaging-for-cardiac-disease/

Carry out the management of acute coronary syndromes > https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2006/184/8/guidelines-management-acute-coronary-syndromes-2006

Points for discussion

What advice would you give someone about exercise following AMI? 

What advice would you give someone about having sex after an AMI? When is it safe to use Viagra after an AMI? 

What impact does ischaemic heart disease have on your ability to retain your private and/or commercial drivers licence?

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