General Cardiology Update - A Case-Based Review

Durham, NC US
July 15, 2017

In order to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and its negative implications for the health of patients and our health care system, physicians must be aware of and understand new evidence as rapidly as possible and we must facilitate the adoption of practice guidelines by physicians and other health care providers responsible for the cardiovascular care of patients. Primary care physicians are on the front lines of patient care and must keep abreast of new developments and understand the recommendations to apply them effectively in their medical practice.

The overall goal of this program is to present a balanced perspective to common clinical problems in a clear and concise manner so that providers may make informed changes to their medical practice with confidence.


Target Audience

Advanced Practice Nurses
Registered Nurses
Allied Health Professionals 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current lipid guidelines for evaluation and treatment of patients with dyslipidemia, and recognize optimal blood pressure readings in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Describe the best practices for when to refer patients with cardiovascular disease for cardiac rehabilitation
  • Select appropriate atrial fibrillation patients with heart failure for ablation
  • Define the role of primary prevention ICDs in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Describe how to manage patients with syncope according to the most up to date professional guideline
  • Restate what professional guidelines recommend regarding use of novel heart failure medications
  • Describe current data on which patients are most likely to benefit from revascularization or medical therapy as a treatment strategy for PAD
  • Discuss how new developments in imaging technologies to guide disease diagnosis and management
  • Summarize current data and ongoing research for using dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stents in patients with acute coronary syndromes
  • Recognize benefits and challenges of treatment options for aortic stenosis patients who require valve replacement
  • Explain surgical and medical options for mitral regurgitation and findings from contemporary randomized trials that will influence practice patterns
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 6.50 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
07/15/2017 - 8:00am EDT
Activity Ends: 
07/15/2017 - 4:30pm EDT
JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708
United States
+1 (919) 660-6400



  • Eric Peterson, MD
  • Ann Marie Navar, MD
  • Bill Kraus, MD
  • Camille Frazier-Mills, MD
  • Mike Felker, MD
  • Joe Rogers, MD
  • Sana Al-Khatib, MD
  • Jim Daubert, MD
  • Jon Piccini, MD
  • Lawrence Crawford, MD
  • Pam Douglas, MD
  • Manesh Patel, MD
  • Tom Bashore, MD
  • Kevin Harrison, MD
  • Andrew Wang, MD

JA 6.5 Hours

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 6.50 Attendance
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