Myocardial Infarction and Angina Pectoris: Evidence-based Guidelines for Identification, Management and Documentation

Activity description

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. CAD is caused by atherosclerosis in the walls of the coronary arteries, which is generally caused by cholesterol deposits. Coronary arterial narrowing reduces coronary blood flow, often leading to angina, which is a common symptom of CAD. A severe reduction in coronary blood flow, caused by occlusion, often leads to myocardial infarction (MI). Over time, CAD can weaken the cardiac muscle, potentially leading to heart failure and/or arrhythmias.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, coders and other health care professionals interested in the care of individuals with angina.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of CAD.
  • Identify conditions that contribute to CAD.
  • Properly document specificity for various forms of angina.
  • Recognize the transition of myocardial infarction (MI) from acute to old.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPCRobin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC 
Senior Medical Director 
QRA Education, Wellmed Medical Group
San Antonio, TX

About the presenter
Robin Eickhoff, MD, MPH, CPC completed her undergraduate degree at San Diego State University. She earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA. 

Dr. Eickhoff is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Practice as well as the Bexar County Medical Society. In addition, Dr. Eickhoff served over 3 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force while stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, TX. 

Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

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The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and OptumCare. OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-Certified Coders
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.0 CEU. Can be used for Core A, CANPC and CHONC with successful completion of post-test for continuing education units.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPC - Coders
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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