This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered cardiology medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case-based studies. Our national speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Cardiology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Cardiology issues.
Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.
Topics and Objectives
Dissecting Dyslipidemias - Whom to Treat and How
Objectives: 1) To understand the role of the LDL receptor in dyslipidemias. 2) To review the available treatment indications and strategies to treat dyslipidemias and patients with and without know CAD 3) To outline the role of new treatment modalities in patients not at “goal”
Perplexing Palpitations - How to Work Up, When Are They Serious?
Objectives: 1) To outline the potential causes of “palpitations” 2) To be able to diagnose causes of palpitations and separate serious from simply bothersome 3) To describe treatment options in classes of patients
Vexing Vitamins - The Role of Complementary Medicine in Cardiology
Objectives: 1) To understand the role of alternative complementary medicine in cardiovascular disease 2) To review the available evidence supporting the use of adjunctive compounds to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease
When You Hear a Murmur: Evaluating Valve Disease (before you send them to a cardiologist)
Objectives: 1) To understand the genesis of common murmurs and use physical exam to differentiate them 2) To be able to interpret the echocardiogram report and develop skills to appropriately refer patients for further evaluation. 3) To review newer percutaneous techniques to repair or replace valvular lesions.
The Epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation - New Drugs, New Therapies [Pharmacology]
Objectives: 1) To understand the prevalence and risk factors for atrial fibrillation 2) To identify strategies to treat atrial fibrillation - rate control, rhythm control, and anti-coagulation 3) To understand the role of ablation therapies in selected patients
Venous Thromboembolism (DVT and PE) - Evaluation and Treatment
Objectives: 1) To identify risk factors for VTE 2) To outline a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for VTE 3) To review new treatment strategies for patients with VTE
An Approach to the Treatment of Essential Hypertension
Objectives: 1) To understand the underlying pathophysiology or essential hypertension 2) To outline a reasonable treatment approach to essential hypertension based on pathophysiologic principles 3) To appreciate the role of the renin-angiotensin and aldosterone system in control of blood pressure
Objectives: 1) To review the definition of resistant hypertension 2) To outline the common causes of secondary hypertension 3) To suggest a reasonable evaluation of patients with resistant hypertension