Program Overview

This program will focus on recent advances in the field of cardiovascular care, options available for the management of patients and provides the latest information in an engaging manner and clinically usable context with practical knowledge which can be immediately applied to patient care

The target audience is primary care physicians, clinical cardiologists, advanced practice providers, physician assistants, nurses, residents, fellows, medical students. Other members of the health care team are encouraged to attend.

Learning objectives

Cardiac clearance

  • Recognize the importance of a thorough pre-op evaluation for patients with heart disease
  • Identify risk factors for perioperative adverse cardiac events
  • Outline situations when elective surgeries should be delayed

Acute coronary syndrome

  • Identify risk factors for acute coronary syndrome
  • Identify how a patient with acute coronary syndrome might present and describe the evaluation that should be done
  • Describe the treatment of acute coronary syndrome

Office management of cardiac disease pre and post pregnancy

  • Review the cause of heart disease in pregnancy
  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart disease in pregnancy
  • Explain the treatment of heart disease in pregnancy

Peripheral vascular disease

  • Identify the etiology for the development of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Summarize the appropriate evaluation for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Describe the management options available for peripheral vascular disease.

Management of atrial fibrillation

  • Identify the etiology of atrial fibrillation
  • Outline the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation
  • Summarize the treatment and management options available for atrial fibrillation

Cardiomyopathies

  • Define restrictive cardiomyopathy.
  • Review the types of restrictive cardiomyopathies and their causes.
  • Review the management strategies for restrictive cardiomyopathies.

Aortic valve disease

  • Describe the physical exam findings of an individual with aortic stenosis or aortic regurgitation
  • Explain how to stage aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation
  • Summarize the treatment options for aortic valve disease