4181.0 Cardiovascular disease epidemiology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This interesting session will include discussions of a variety of topics relating to the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. Presentations will cover posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease in the US military, the relationship between antihypertensive medication use and blood pressure control, and the 2 year Framingham coronary heart disease risk score.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Describe the incidence of self-reported CHD among US military service members; 2) To investigate the role of antihypertensive drug regiments in achieving satisfactory BP control in essential hypertensive patients; and 3) Evaluate the substitution of self-report data for biomarker data and its overall performance as a modified risk score to predict CHD events.

Introductory Remarks
Posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease: A prospective US military cohort study
Melissa E. Bagnell, MPH, Nisara S. Granado, MPH, PhD, Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, Besa Smith, MPH, PhD, Christi S. Ulmer, PhD and Tyler C. Smith, MS, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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