Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

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CVD Prevention 2021

presented by Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

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Notification icon Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:45 AM - 5 PM America/Chicago

Event info

The most important way to avoid cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmias) is prevention. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented when other risk factors such as, being overweight, smoking, alcohol abuse, and not participating in physical activity are addressed. Early detection and medicine management are key for treating patients who present cardiovascular risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia or a pre-existing disease.

The number of patients with obesity and diabetes continues to rise. Therefore, more emphasis needs to be on prevention, rather than interventional. This educational event will provide updates on the most current recommendations for cardiovascular disease prevention, ranging from lifestyle interventions, to testing, and clinical decision-making for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and fellows. For example, diet, exercise and obesity-related guidelines (primary prevention), or which patients with high cardiovascular risk require a CAC scan, and/or who to put on a statin (secondary prevention).

TARGETED AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Residents, Fellows, and Other Non-Healthcare Professionals.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Practice preventive cardiology-related topics from most up-to-date sources and research-based guidelines. 
  • Discuss and implement prevention strategies (primary and secondary) for different patient populations 
  • Describe the role of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for prevention and treatment of common cardiovascular diseases as well as their risk factors. 

ACCREDITATION

Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activitiy has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

For more information please visit the official event page.

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