PANCE Blueprint Cardiology (13%)

2019 PANRE and Pilot Alternative to PANRE Cardiovascular System Content Blueprint

PANRE/PILOT Interactive Cardiovascular System Blueprint (13%)

2019 Interactive Content Blueprint for the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination (PANRE) and the Pilot Alternative to PANRE

Cardiovascular System: 13%*
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Diseases and Disorders Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Acute myocardial infarction: non–ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
Acute myocardial infarction: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)
Acute pericarditis
Acute/subacute bacterial endocarditis
Angina pectoris (stable angina)
Aortic dissection
Aortic stenosis
Arterial embolism/thrombosis
Atrial fibrillation
Atrial flutter
Atrioventricular block­
Bundle branch block
Cardiac tamponade
Cardiogenic shock
Coronary artery disease
Deep venous thrombosis
Diastolic heart failure
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Essential hypertension (in adults)
Hypercholesterolemia
Hypertensive emergency
Hypertriglyceridemia
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Iliac artery occlusion
Mitral regurgitation
Mitral valve prolapse
Orthostatic hypotension
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Pericardial effusion
Peripheral artery disease
Phlebitis/thrombophlebitis
Premature atrial/ventricular contractions
Prinzmetal variant angina
Secondary hypertension
Sick sinus syndrome
Systolic heart failure
Temporal arteritis
Thoracic aortic aneurysm
Torsades de pointes
Unstable angina
Varicose veins
Venous insufficiency
Ventricular fibrillation
Ventricular tachycardia
Cardiology Exam Take Exam
  • Level 1: Recognize most likely diagnosis using signs, symptoms, and risks; refer appropriately.
  • Level 2: Make appropriate diagnosis by recognizing signs, symptoms, risks and/or interpreting results of diagnostic studies, and have knowledge of first-line treatment.
  • Level 3: Make appropriate diagnosis by recognizing signs, symptoms, risks and/or interpreting results of diagnostic studies and have knowledge of first-line treatment. In addition, have knowledge required to manage well- known comorbid conditions, contraindications, and complications.
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