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In this session, you will receive the most important cardiology updates from 2018-2019, including trial evidence for dietary supplements in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and new information about the blood cholesterol guidelines. The session will also provide advice on how to differentiate between opportunistic and systematic screening for atrial fibrillation as well as identify ways to conduct this screening in practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This talk on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will review common clinical presentations, diagnostic workup, indications for imaging, and therapeutic options. The consequences of DVT, such as pulmonary embolism and stroke (in patients with patent foramen ovale), can be dire, and the faculty will provide strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality. You will dive into a detailed lesson on the medical therapy for DVT, which includes anticoagulation strategies using warfarin or the novel factor Xa inhibitors. After this session, you will know when to refer for more advanced invasive therapies and have insight into management of special populations. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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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. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk will review the new ACC-AHA Hypertension guidelines and emphasize what’s old, what’s new, and what has changed.


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In the last 3 decades, our improved knowledge of heart failure etiology has been the catalyst for major advances in its medical management. This session will help you to understand the modern pharmacologic treatment of patients with this syndrome and offer a peek into advances that can be expected in the coming years. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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The epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with lower overall incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) -- particularly ST elevation MI -- and improved survival after an incident MI. The diagnosis and classification of MI is challenging, particularly in the era of sensitive troponin assays. Clinicians must be aware of the frequent occurrence and causes of troponin elevations from conditions other than MI. Following diagnosis, risk stratification for patients with non-ST elevation ACS is critical to making prudent decisions and selecting among the multitude of different options for invasive and medical therapies. When considering potent antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapies, it is of paramount importance to also consider bleeding risk. Primary care clinicians play a critical role in determining the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy, ensuring appropriate use and adherence to evidence-based medical therapies, and addressing lifestyle factors that can help prevent or modify the course after an ACS event.


1 CME CREDIT

This program is designed to address some of the practical clinical issues from the recent literature. You will learn about controversies and caveats that will help you interpret recent updates. A few case examples of routine practice encounters will illustrate how to apply this new information in daily practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Tremendous strides have been made in the management of cerebrovascular disorders. This presentation will provide the most recent updates in the diagnosis and management of strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Contemporary clinical trials have changed the treatment of ischemic strokes and TIAs. This session will explain how to identify the mechanism for stroke and TIA and select prevention strategies accordingly. In addition to discussing individualized management, the faculty will touch on several ongoing trials that aim to clarify alternative mechanisms for stroke and pilot new therapeutic approaches. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Cardiology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.


1 CME CREDIT

Adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have a two- to four-fold increase in risk for cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. This session cuts to the heart of primary and secondary prevention in this population, presenting recent data on antihyperglycemic medications with proven cardiovascular benefit in the context of updated management algorithms. Individualized treatment is critical to the success of these treatment plans. The faculty will help you optimize adherence through shared decision-making tactics that account for CV risk factors, comorbidities, and patient preferences. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 6/26/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by expert faculty in Cardiology. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Sudden cardiac death of a young athlete is a rare but devastating event. The pre-participation exam consists of a history and physical, however the sensitivity of this is poor. This talk will review the evaluation recommended by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Family Physician, as well as the more controversial widespread screening with electrocardiogram and limited focus cardiac ultrasound.