Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute


Cardiovascular Update for the Primary Care Provider

presented by Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute

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Notification icon Thursday, October 28, 2021 7 AM - Friday, October 29, 2021 12:45 PM America/New_York

Event info

Cardiovascular medicine is a vast area of clinical practice with continually evolving research, guidelines, evidence based practice, and new medication and technology. For this educational activity, expert faculty have selected as the most important gaps, those related to primary care strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease, the timing of clinical decisions, and factors affecting decisions in specific populations with hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart failure, valvular disease, and arrhythmia. This includes improving their competence to select the most appropriate diagnostic modalities and treatment plans. These changes in competence and clinical practice will result in better patient outcomes.


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the cardiovascular impact of treatments for dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes and describe their impact on primary care prevention.
  • Outline new and evolving information on the role of SGLT2 inhibitors.
  • Summarize the issues with primary prevention therapy in the geriatric population
  • Incorporate the evidence on degenerative mitral regurgitation, ischemic mitral regurgitation and aortic stenosis into clinical decision-making for patients with structural heart disease
  • Describe the cardiovascular impact of cancer treatments and interpret the implications for primary care.
  • Analyze the evidence on new and established medical and surgical therapies for managing patients with heart failure.
  • Describe the emerging evidence and options for management of atrial fibrillation.
  • Examine current and evolving data on the impact of COVID on cardiovascular disease

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health personnel working in the field of primary care and internal medicine who treat and evaluate patients in need of prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Other Health Care Professionals A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up 12 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIMMOC credit.

Faculty Disclosure
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.


For more information please visit the official event page.


  • Adam Myers

    Course Director

  • Lars Svensson

    Course Director

Course Syllabus

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