Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

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CVD Prevention Symposium

presented by Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center

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Notification icon Saturday, October 3, 2020 8 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Event info

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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The most important way to avoid cardiovascular disease (heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmias, etc) 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, hyperlipidemia or 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).

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Residents and Fellows  

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • 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 AND CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

Physicians
Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Houston Methodist designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Houston Methodist is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Faculty
  • Khurram Nasir

    Course Director

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