The risk of perioperative cardiac complications associated with dental treatment depends on procedure-specific and patient-specific factors. Important co-determinants of patient-specific risk factors include disease-related factors, the patient’s functional capacity, and pharmacotherapeutic variables. This course presents information essential for risk stratification of patients with cardiac dysfunction based on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy predicated on the top 200 drugs dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies.

The goal of this course is to introduce evidence-based information related to risk stratification of patients based on procedure-specific and patient-specific factors with special reference to the pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs, including their mechanisms of action, indications for their use, and associated adverse drug events.