Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and conveys a 4- to 5-fold increased risk of stroke; yet, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated in a primary care setting. In the program, Dr. Ty Gluckman discusses how to recognize patients at high risk for AF, evaluate patients newly diagnosed with AF, assess risk of bleeding and thromboembolism, and apply evidence-based recommendations to reduce thromboembolic risk. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 8/4/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Alcohol consumption has been associated with negative cardiovascular outcomes, yet many clinicians still counsel patients that it is okay in moderation. Past observational studies have supported this idea, showing a dose-dependent relationship between alcohol consumption and the incidence of a-fib. In this episode we will explore the latest RCT out of Australia, which suggest that no level of alcohol intake is safe when it comes to a-fib.
For patients with established cardiovascular disease,aspirin is clearly beneficial as part of secondary prevention. However, when used as primary prevention in patients without documented cardiovascular disease, its benefit is much less certain. This podcast will explore 3 recent trials that evaluated aspirin in different populations and found nobenefit for its use as primary prevention.
Join us as we discuss a recent study of push-up capacity in middle-aged men and the association with CVD risk.
Obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension are significant challenges to public health and impact a growing number of Americans. Weight loss and dietary changes are effective in preventing CVD and DMII and reducing cardiometabolic complications, but can be difficult for many people. Growing evidence supports the use of timed fasting to promote weight loss and reduce these complications. Join us as we discuss a recent study that shows promising data regarding a 10-hour feeding window and improved CV markers.
In this episode we expand on the rationale for not screening and treating hyperlipidemia in patients without CV disease, diabetes, renal failure or heart failure.
Managing cholesterol is one of the most common clinical problems. Recently, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association issued new guidance on the management of blood cholesterol. Ten other societies participated in the development of the guidelines. Listen to find out who should be treated with statins, what the treatment targets are, and when other cholesterol-lowering medications should be added.
In a recent study, data from the Cardiovascular Health Study examined the association between alcohol consumption and incident HF. It was found that moderate alcohol consumption was associated with a survival benefit, implying that individuals 65 years and older with newly diagnosed HF may not need to stop their alcohol use. Join the discussion about these findings and learn how they may impact the care of your patients with HF.
Join us as we review a landmark paper that reached the conclusion that limiting red meat would not have a large impact on patient outcomes.
In this episodes, we will discuss a systematic review and meta-analysis that examines outcomes from the use of furosemide compared to torsemide in patients with congestive heart failure.
Stroke can be devastating and lead to significant disability and/or death. Diagnosing and treating stroke symptoms as well as factors associated with transient ischemic attacks—often a stroke warning sign—are of paramount importance. The faculty in this talk will discuss the crucial role of the primary care team in post-stroke care and how you can ensure the best recovery for your patients who have suffered from stroke.
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 and Dr. Erin Bohula to learn about the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 and how you can help patients facing these issues. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.