Assessment and prevention of cardiovascular disease
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What proportion of deaths in the UK are owing to cardiovascular disease?CorrectIncorrect
An NHS health check should be offer to a person:CorrectIncorrect
A risk assessment tool such as QRISK 3 or ASSIGN will help quantify a person’s risk of a heart attack, angina, stroke, or transient ischaemic attack in the next 10 years. In which patient group would it be inappropriate to use a the QRISK 3 assessment tool?CorrectIncorrect
Compared to QRISK 2, which of the following is included in QRISK 3?CorrectIncorrect
According to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance, when using the QRISK 3 tool, at what level of cardiovascular disease risk might you offer a patient a statin for primary prevention?CorrectIncorrect
Lifestyle modification should play a central role in reducing cardiovascular risk, both at a population and individual level. Semaglutide has recently been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as an option for weight management, including weight loss and weight maintenance. The recommended maintenance dose is:CorrectIncorrect
Cutting down on saturated fat and replacing with unsaturated fats is recommended to help lower cholesterol. Which of the following oils is high in saturated fat and should be avoided?CorrectIncorrect
In the UK, in 2021, 13.3% of people aged 18 years and over smoked cigarettes. In which age-group is the prevalence of smoking the highest?CorrectIncorrect
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which of the following would not be considered a high-potency statin?CorrectIncorrect
There are some significant drug interactions with statins. With which of the following combinations should the dose of atorvastatin be limited to a maximum of 10mg once per day?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following blood tests may be helpful if a patient reports muscle-related side effects when taking a statin?CorrectIncorrect
If the required reduction in low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is not achieved with a statin, ezetimibe is often added to the treatment regime. What additional reduction in LDL-cholesterol might you expect by adding ezetimibe to statin treatment?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is a common side-effect of bempedoic acid?CorrectIncorrect
Inclisaran was introduced in 2021 and requires administration by subcutaneous injection. The recommended dosing schedule is:CorrectIncorrect
Following the publication of the REDUCE-IT trial results, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends icosapent ethyl as an option in patients for:CorrectIncorrect