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Stroke Prevention in the Elderly

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Stroke Prevention in the Elderly

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Author:  
Patricia Davis, MPH
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
POGOe Id: 
18446
Date Posted: 
08/25/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/09/2012
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Abstract: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Davis will identify the populations at highest risk for stroke as well as its major risk factors. She will review studies of different medical therapies used in stroke prevention and will discuss the indications and complications of carotid endarterectomy.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify the major and some newer risk factors for ischemic stroke.
  2. Recognize medical therapies used in primary and secondary prevention of stroke.
  3. Know the indications for carotid endarterectomy.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

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Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
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Suggested Citation:
Patricia Davis. Stroke Prevention in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18446