Join Dr. Ty Gluckman and Dr. Rachel Bond as they discuss important areas in cardiology where primary care clinicians can make a big difference. These topics include recognizing aortic and thoracic aneurisms, including screening in appropriate populations. Also included are updates in lipids management.
What do primary care providers need to know about diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure? Dr. Matthew Freeby will address topics related to current type 2 diabetes care, with focus on education, medications and newer technologies. Dr. Karol Watson will discuss treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation, and Dr. Jon Kobashigawa will discuss common questions about heart failure including risk factors, treatment options, lifestyle changes and prevention.
In recent years, promising evidence has emerged for new pharmacologic treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF); however, gaps in clinician prescribing for the current guideline-directed therapies still exist. Join cardiology experts Ty Gluckman, MD, and Alison Bailey, MD, as they review the current recommendations for guideline-directed medical therapy in HFrEF, discuss strategies for implementing it, and assess the evidence for new and emerging treatments for HFrEF and recently approved agents, including SGLT2 inhibitors, vericiguat, and omecamtiv mecarbil.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and the pathophysiology, prevention strategies, screening, and treatments are often different from men. This session will discuss differences and similarities in heart disease between women and men and offer recommendations for prevention, evaluation and treatment.
Stay up to date with the latest USPSTF recommendations for screening and preventive interventions in primary care. Hear about important changes regarding which patients should be screened for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and hepatitis C virus infection. Walk away from this session with a firm grasp of the evidence of benefits vs harms for each of these recommendations so that you and your patients are positioned to make the best decisions for their care.
Refresh your skills in managing common cardiovascular conditions in your primary care patient population during this session. Cardiology specialist Ty Gluckman, MD, will review important updates and considerations for managing your patients with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and heart failure.
Practice-changing updates to the medical literature that are hot off the presses! Join Dr. Pam Kushner to discuss important changes in the 2021 ADA guidelines and examine recently published research on atrial fibrillation, lipids, reducing cardiovascular risk, coconut oil, patient communication, and much more!
This talk will review data on the current diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes. The scope of clinical problem, pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes, diagnostic strategies and cardiac markers, clinical trials in acute coronary syndromes, guideline recommendations and management strategies will be discussed. Particular focus will be made on the acute management and long-term therapies that are Class I recommended in the current guidelines and that can reduce the risk of recurrent events and mortality.
Do you have questions about startegies to prevent cardiovascular disease in your patients? Dietary supplements are used by more than half of adult Americans, often with the hope that they are decreasing disease risk. Many of these supplements have undergone rigorous evaluation to assess their effect on cardiovascular outcomes. During this overview, cardiologist Dr. Ty Gluckman will review the clinical rationale for many dietary supplements and associated cardiovascular outcomes data. Management of hypertension is one of the most important strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease. During this session, cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson will discuss the appropriate way to screen for hypertension and review strategies to prevent hypertension. Following their presentation, speakers will answer questions from the audience.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
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.