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Description

The ever-increasing presence of cardiovascular risk continues to be a major challenge for health care providers in the United States.

This program will provide practical, clinical strategies for preventing, delaying, diagnosing, treating, and managing cardiovascular risk and disease. The objective is to provide healthcare providers with evidence-based interventions that they can utilize in clinical practice to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the growing numbers of patients at increased of CV risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Critically assess the often conflicting recommendations for lipid 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.
  •  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.  
  •  Incorporate the evidence on contemporary surgical and percutaneous treatment options into clinical decision-making for patients with valvular disease.

Target Audience

This course is intended for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, internists, nurses, physician assistants and all health care professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with cardiovascular disease.