State of the Art Cardiovascular Care (2018)
In this set of eight accredited activities, you will learn about the latest advances in clinical cardiovascular (CV) care. Learn about the care of adults with congenital heart disease, the role that the various hypertension guidelines play in patient care, wearable technologies in cardiovascular care, coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing, advances in women and heart disease, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis, and new data about aspirin in CV disease prevention.

Upon completion of these eight activities, the learner will be able to evaluate newly developed concepts in the care of patients with common cardiovascular problems, measure treatment strategies for cardiovascular problems that can be deployed in the outpatient setting and keep patients out of the hospital, and validate treatment strategies for cardiovascular problems in the setting of common comorbidities.

Descriptions and accreditation for all eight activities are shown under Activity Information. Accreditation is claimed separately on each activity.

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Advances in Women and heart disease after going red for 15 years
Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis, an underappreciated disease in your patients
Digital health and wearable technologies: cardiac care in the era of the Apple Watch
How low should you go: making sense of the various hypertension guidelines
How useful are coronary artery calcification testing and coronary CT angiography for risk prediction?
Making sense of CV disease prevention in your patients
State of the Art Cardiovascular Care - AHA Discussant
What do I need to know about the care of adults with congenital heart disease?
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Advances in women and heart disease after going red for 15 years  

In this presentation, Dr. Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD, Medical Director of the Rush Heart Center for Women, provides a history of heart disease in women, showing how lack of research has resulted in 70,000 more women dying of heart disease than men as of 2000.  Recent efforts to reverse that trend are discussed within the framework of heart disease and other comorbidities.    

Estimated Time to Complete: 31:36 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.50 credit hours
ANCC – 0.50 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.50 credit hours

 

Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis, an underappreciated disease in your patients  

In this presentation, Dr. Mazen Hanna, MD, Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Amyloidosis Center discusses diagnosis and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis. Dr. Hanna explains that amyloidosis is really not a rare disease, but it is an underappreciated disease. The prognosis is improving and there are multiple treatments now available. The key message that Dr. Hanna makes is the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.   

Estimated Time to Complete: 38:15 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.50 credit hours
ANCC – 0.50 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.50 credit hours

 

Digital health and wearable technologies: cardiac care in the era of the Apple®Watch 

In this presentation, Dr. Leslie Saxon, MD, who has a 12-year trajectory on digital health and currently works at the USC Center for Body Computing, discusses wearable technologies. Dr. Saxon highlights a historic moment exemplified by technologies like the Apple Watch Series Four, which brings medical grade type of diagnostics and sensors to scale. She stresses the importance of not only considering the new technologies in terms of potential, but also in terms of personal data that can be collected and readily shared with a physician or other healthcare provider.    

Estimated Time to Complete: 23:51 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.25 credit hours
ANCC – 0.25 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.25 credit hours


How low should you go: making sense of the various hypertension guidelines 

In this presentation, Dr. George Bakris, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of a Comprehensive Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Medicine, discusses the controversy generated by the latest hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and how to reconcile them with the recently released European guidelines.    

Estimated Time to Complete: 35:59 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.50 credit hours
ANCC – 0.50 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.50 credit hours

 

How useful are coronary artery calcification testing and coronary CT angiography for risk prediction?  

In this presentation, Dr. Parag Joshi, MD, MHS, FACC, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses the usefulness of coronary artery calcification testing and coronary CT angiography for risk prediction. Dr. Joshi discusses in detail subclinical atherosclerosis, explaining how in an asymptomatic primary prevention population, a calcium score is recommended to determine risk, while coronary CTA is not always justified in an asymptomatic population. The role of coronary CT angiogram in a symptomatic population is also discussed.    

Estimated Time to Complete: 31:45 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.50 credit hours
ANCC – 0.50 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.50 credit hours

 

Making sense of CV disease prevention in your patients  

In this presentation, Dr. Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Heart and Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses the latest data on the use of omega-3 fatty acids from REDUCE-IT, as well as results from ASCEND and VITAL; and Dr. Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA,  Associate Professor, Associate Director and Associate Faculty at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses results from recent clinical trials about aspirin.   

Estimated Time to Complete: 1:10:21 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 1.00 credit hours
ANCC – 1.00 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 1.00 credit hours

 

State of the art cardiovascular care - AHA discussant 

In this presentation, Dr. Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, from the University of Pennsylvania recaps the recently released cholesterol guidelines and points to what it means for cholesterol management and lipid management  in the near future; Dr. Clifford Kavinsky, MD, PhD, FACC, MSCAI from Rush University Medical Center talks  about mitral valve disease, focusing on  transcatheter mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation using the MitraClip system.  Dr. Bruce Wilcoff, MD from the Cleveland Clinic discusses the evolution of cardiac implantable electronic devices, including an analysis of remote monitoring and data management.  

Estimated Time to Complete: 1:57:19 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP – 1.75 credit hours
ANCC – 1.75 contact hours
NOTE: MOC credit is not offered on this activity.

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 1.75 credit hours

What do I need to know about the care of adults with congenital heart disease?

In this presentation, Dr. Karen Stout, MD, who works with Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington, and was the head of the writing group for the recent Adult Congenital Heart Disease guidelines, discusses the guidelines honing in on what they say and what was learned during the writing process.  

Estimated Time to Complete: 29:21 minutes
Accreditation Term: 03/25/19 - 03/24/2022
Accreditation Offered:
AMA/AAPA/AANP/MOC – 0.25 credit hours
ANCC – 0.25 contact hours

Accreditation Term: 02/17/19 - 02/17/2020
AAFP – 0.25 credit hours


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
$48.00
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