The program highlights key topics in cardiology to keep the practitioner current, with an emphasis on cases, updates, and clinical guidelines. The diagnosis, management, and prevention of common rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmias will be reviewed along with challenging aspects of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and myocardial disease. Special sessions will highlight ECG pearls useful in all aspects of cardiology. There will be an emphasis on patient management, case-based presentations, and panel discussion sessions to provide interaction between the faculty and attendees. Mayo Clinic and guest faculty will share “pearls” to aid in the evaluation and assessment of patients with commonly seen cardiovascular diseases.
Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
-Recognize ECG patterns that suggest arrhythmia risk, and diagnose arrhythmia mechanism during tachycardias to select optimal treatment.
-Apply current guidelines and recent clinical trial evidence for the management of heart failure
-Describe the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of structural heart disease
-Apply skills in lipid and hypertension management
The symposium is designed for cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, physician’s assistants, and cardiovascular nurse practitioners and specialists caring for patients with cardiovascular disease.