Chapter 1

The importance of thinking ahead

Planning ahead is crucial in cardiology lab testing. Learn about various phases of testing, avoiding collection mistakes, and applying predictive values to real-life diagnoses.
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome

Get stuck into acute coronary syndrome lab tests. Learn about the various biomarkers, algorithms, and tools used to evaluate STEMI, non-ST-elevation ACS, and reinfarction.
  • Defining acute coronary syndrome
  • Introducing troponins
  • Exploring different troponin assays
  • Introducing other cardiac biomarkers
  • Avoiding pitfalls
  • Diagnosing non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
  • Using diagnostic algorithms
  • Diagnosing periprocedural myocardial infarction
  • Interpreting troponin in chronic kidney disease
  • Biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome quiz
10 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Natriuretic peptides and heart failure

Here, you’ll cover the relationship between natriuretic peptides and heart failure, how they’re used in diagnosis, and interpreting labs after neprilysin inhibitor treatment.
  • Learning how heart failure develops
  • Getting to know natriuretic peptides
  • Diagnosing heart failure with natriuretic peptides
  • Interpreting labs after neprilysin inhibitor treatment
  • Avoiding pitfalls
  • Natriuretic peptides and heart failure quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Labs in dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease

Learn about the role of lipids in atherosclerosis, lab markers used to assess cardiovascular risk, and differentiating between primary and secondary causes of dyslipidemia.
  • Exploring lipoprotein metabolism
  • Screening for dyslipidemia
  • Grasping the role of lipids in atherosclerosis
  • Assessing lipids in cardiovascular patients
  • Discovering additional lipid markers
  • Thinking about differentials
  • Changing diet and lifestyle
  • Labs in dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease quiz
8 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Lab markers in pulmonary embolism

Catch your breath as you finish the course with pulmonary embolism testing. Learn about D-dimer testing, tools, and prognostic markers used in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
  • Reviewing pulmonary embolism
  • Understanding D-dimer testing
  • Getting to know the diagnostic tools
  • Diagnosing pulmonary embolism
  • Guiding therapy using lab markers
  • Lab markers in pulmonary embolism quiz
  • Cardiology Lab Essentials outro
7 Lessons, 1 Quiz