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Tech Talk CE: Understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of common cardiovascular (CV) conditions seen in daily practice

Pharmacist talking to patients

Despite being the second-leading cause of death after cancer, heart disease is largely preventable. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada estimates that almost 80% of premature heart disease and stroke cases can be prevented by avoiding known risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle.2  Knowing the risk factors and how to minimize them is where pharmacy technicians can make a lasting impact on the health of their patients.

This learning module focuses on some of the common cardiovascular conditions pharmacy technicians will encounter in daily practice: hypertension, dyslipidemia, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

This course is accredited by CCCEP for 1.00 CEU; course number is 1329-2024-3782-I-T.

An educational service for Canadian pharmacy technicians, brought to you by Teva 

Learning Objectives


  1. Understand and define the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and underlying pathology of 4 common cardiovascular conditions
  2. Understand and define common pharmaceuticals used to treat these conditions as well as common CV procedures and terms used
  3. Understand non-drug measures a patient should take to reduce their risks of developing these cardiovascular complications
  4. Discover different ways a pharmacy technician can educate patients to reduce their risks of developing these cardiovascular complications

Course author: Mark Brady, RPh B.Sc. (Pharm)

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