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Dr. Mark Schmidhofer gives a lecture on geriatric patients with acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Schmidhofer gives examples from a recent case with an 83 year old female.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve the recognition of acute coronary syndromes, particularly in the elderly population
  • Recognize the indications for P2Y1Z use in ACS
  • Appreciate the role for cardiac catheterization in the elderly population with ACS

Reading Resources: 

  1. Tegn, N et al. Invasive versus conservative management in patients aged 80 years or older with NSTEMI or unstable angina (After Eighty Study). Lancet 201b; 387: 1057-65
  2. Pavy, B. Safety of exercise training for cardiac patients. Arch Int Med. 2006; 166: 2329-2334.
  3. Amsterdam, Ezra. 2014 AHA/ACC Guidelines for the management of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes. Circ. 2014; 130: 2354-2397.


Dr. Schmidhofer has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.


Release Date: 12/6/2018 | Last Modified On: 1/13/2020 | Expires: 12/16/2020


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