Treating Patients With Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
The oral health consequences of these common conditions warrant special care strategies.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the U.S. population — and the health consequences of these conditions.
- Explain the impact of international normalized ratio testing on treatment planning, as well as the new guidelines for hypertension and their bearing on elective procedures.
- List oral health care strategies for treating patients who have experienced cardiovascular disease or stroke.
This course was issued in the June 2018 issue and expires 6/30/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.