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Credits: 1.25 Post-Assessment Questions: 10
Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 30 Mar 2021
Last Reviewed: 30 Mar 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes
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A carotid bruit is a vascular sound usually heard with a stethoscope over the carotid artery because of turbulent, non-laminar blood flow through a stenotic area. A carotid bruit may point to an underlying arterial occlusive pathology that can lead to stroke. Stroke is a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and loss of physical mobility. A large portion of ischemic strokes is due to carotid atherosclerotic plaque; therefore, early detection of carotid disease is central to minimizing the incidence of stroke. Since auscultation for a carotid bruit is non-invasive, it has been routinely performed during physical exams especially in patients deemed high risk for cerebrovascular disease such as the elderly. This activity addresses interprofessional strategies for evaluation and potentially treating clinically significant carotid bruits.
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Authors: Alan Lucerna
Editors: James Espinosa
Editors-In-Chief: William Gossman
Chief Medical Reviewer: Ria Monica Asuncion
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn
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