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Cardiology Update for Primary Care: Strategies for the Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention of Our Evolving Epidemic of Heart Failure

February 4-8, 2013 (8:00am-12:15pm)
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)
Course #SEMLA-2720130204
Price: $695.00 - $845.00

by Ileana L. Piña, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Population Health and Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Department of Cardiology; Staff, Heart Failure/Transplant, Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, Bronx, NY and Hector O. Ventura, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.H. - Tulane University School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI), New Orleans, LA.

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OVERALL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to formulate a practical approach to common cardiac disorders with a special emphasis on heart failure; determine and employ various physical exam techniques as well as appropriate diagnostic tests that should be considered to assess the severity of the patient's problem and make an accurate diagnosis; apply the various treatment options available and recognize when to treat and when to refer cardiac patients. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Recent advances in diagnostic modalities as well as advances in the use of cardiac drugs and devices make it necessary to improve medical competence in Cardiology. This course was designed as an update for all practitioners and physicians responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac patients at the level of a practicing physician or other licensed practitioner.

Specific ObjectivesClick here to view/print the Specific Topic Learning Objectives for this course.

Day 1 “Tricks of the Trade”- A Primary Care Approach to the Patient. Cardiac Devices for HF. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Heart Failure. Non-Pharmacologic and Pharmacologic HF Therapy.
Day 2 Pathophysiology of Heart Failure. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Treatment in Women: Update on the AHA Guidelines. Medical Management of Varying Degrees of Failure. HF-PEF: Where Do We Stand?
Day 3 Exercise and the Heart Failure Patient: Why, Who and How. Complications of Pregnancy: A Failed “Stress” Test Markers of Future Risk and Opportunities. Diversity and Disparities of Care. Novel Therapies for HF: Looking at the Syndrome from Different Perspectives.
Day 4 Hypertension. Interactive Case Management. Atrial Fibrillation. Quality Improvement in Heart Failure and Transitions of Care.
Day 5 End of Life and Palliation in Heart Failure. Future Research in Heart Failure. Disease Management and Telehealth. Interactive Cases.

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