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Join us at the Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Update 2017

This activity provides a contemporary update for primary care providers and cardiologists on the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases commonly encountered in the primary care setting.

Who Should Attend

Providers who care for patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions, including internal medicine specialists, primary care providers, family physicians, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To

  • Critically assess the often conflicting recommendations for lipid and hypertension management, the underlying evidence, and the implications for clinical practice
  • Recognize the implications of diabetes on cardiovascular disease and treatment outcomes and tailor management accordingly
  • Incorporate the evidence on contemporary surgical, percutaneous, and device-based treatment options into clinical decision-making for patients with structural heart disease
  • Interpret findings from diagnostic imaging for aortic disease to plan treatments, guide interventions, and gauge procedural outcomes
  • Evaluate the evidence associated with current controversies in the management of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis
  • Incorporate recent clinical trial findings and evidence-based guideline recommendations into the treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease
  • Compare and contrast different STEMI systems of care and logistical processes for managing complex patients with acute coronary syndrome
  • Appropriately integrate the emerging evidence and options for prevention, detection, risk assessment, rhythm and rate management, and stroke prevention into the care of patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Analyze the evidence on new and established pharmacotherapies for heart failure management