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Peter Libby, MD
With the COVID-19 pandemic moving through the country, it is important for clinicians to have the most up-to-date information. Join this session with Dr. Peter Libby to learn about the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 and how you can help patients facing these issues.
Cardiovascular Specialist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FAHA, FACC, FASE, FASPC | Pamela Morris, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA
In this virtual, case-based medical education program held during CardiologyNOW 2021, expert faculty will get to the heart of the matter by discussing how to identify patients who are still at risk for cardiovascular events and may benefit from additional treatment despite management of other risk factors.
Associate Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health, Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program, Co-Director, Women's Heart Care, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Supported by Amarin Pharma Inc.
Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE
Dr. Okerson currently serves as a Sr. Field Physician within the Biopharmaceuticals US Medical Team for AstraZeneca’s Division of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. Dr. Okerson has a diverse medical and scientific background, with over 15 years of full-time clinical practice and leadership experience. For the past twenty years, he has exemplified a successful transition to industry, working as a Medical Director in various aspects of the pharmaceutical industry from clinical trial design to late phase clinical development and medical affairs for various well-known companies. In his current role, Dr. Okerson educates HCPs, works across specialties for internal collaborations, and strives to improve patient care.
Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Congenital Heart Disease: Advancing Treatment Paradigms, Optimizing Outcomes, and Improving Quality of Life
Ioana R. Preston, MD | Richard Krasuski, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
This activity aims to integrate new evidence on the treatment of CHD-PAH into clinical practice, by providing HCPs with a review of CHD-PAH pathophysiology, practical strategies for risk assessment based on underlying CHD and attributes of PAH, and evidence supporting the use of PAH therapies in patients with CHD-PAH.
Pulmonary Function Lab Director, Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center, Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Director of Hemodynamic Research, Medical Director, CTEPH Program, Director of the Duke University Collaborative Cardiovascular Society (DUCCS), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson.
Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH | Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH
Cardiology expert, Christian Ruff, MD, MPH & primary care specialist, Elaine Hylek, MD, MPH will review the latest research and recommendations for patients with polyvascular disease. The faculty also will discuss patient cases that cover long-term atherothrombotic risks, chronic coronary artery disease (CAD)/peripheral artery disease (PAD), benefits of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), and considerations for the multidisciplinary team.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Investigator, TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Service, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Supported by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
The Interplay Between Optimizing Heart Failure Management and Delivering Quality Care
The clinical course of heart failure is punctuated by multiple episodes of hospitalization,1-3 leading to poor outcomes and high and escalating costs.4,5 This highlights the need to reimagine how heart failure care is delivered. In this episode, featuring Dr Nihar Desai of the Yale School of Medicine, we will explore the interplay between implementing quality improvement initiatives, specifically value-based care models, and optimizing heart failure care.
Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation