Dr. Andrew Bomback uses a case vignette to illustrate the work-up of a patient who presents with secondary hypertension in order to differentiate between hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency and formulate appropriate interventions.
Dr. Goodman will discuss clinical concerns regarding common thrombotic issues. He will review the causes and the utility of hypercoaguable states. He will discuss the limits of diagnostic testing for idiopathic thrombosis and talk about the treatment options for this condition.
This activity reviews diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for patients with atrial arrhythmias, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. Faculty will discuss the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation compared with pharmacologic therapy, as well as recent data on how risk factor modification (hypertension, obesity, exercise, sleep apnea, alcohol) can be used as a means to reduce the recurrence rate for atrial fibrillation.
Using case studies, Dr. Watson demonstrates how to handle clinical scenarios frequently encountered in practice. Follow the case discussion to learn about optimal care and management strategies for hypertension patients.
Dr. Watson addresses questions from primary care clinicians on issues concerning hypertension management. She answers some commonly encountered questions on topics ranging from White Coat syndrome, switching beta-blockers and hypertension in pregnancy.
In this activity, Dr. Anderson answers some common questions encountered by primary care physicians in the management and care of patients with heart failure. Some of the topics discussed include the use of cardiac MRI, appropriate use of biomarkers and the recommended drugs to be used in patients with heart failure.
In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. Tenenbaum addresses the pathophysiologic changes that occur after aortic valve repair and the most common symptoms that persist after aortic valve repair such as shortness of breath, fainting, and chest pain.