Challenges in Clinical Cardiology: A Case-Based Update

September 27-29, 2019
Swissotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Credit Types: AMA PRA Category 1 (17.5), | Price: $879 - $979 | Early registration saves $100!

Overview

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This annual course provides new case-based updates on the diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered challenging cardiovascular conditions. Each year the program has new and refreshed content but continues to focus on various challenging aspects of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, pericardial and myocardial disorders, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, vascular medicine topics, and preventive cardiology. The case-based review will address the relevant guidelines and treatment options for patients with these conditions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review diagnosis and treatment of right heart failure
  • Review percutaneous intervention options in patients with mitral valve regurgitation
  • Describe emerging therapies for amyloidosis
  • Review indications and appropriate use of coronary CT/CMR, as well as indications for coronary angiography
  • Review the 4th Universal Definition of myocardial infarction
  • Describe best approach to acute right ventricular myocardial infarction
  • Review indications for coronary angiography and revascularization in patients after Non-ST elevation ACS
  • Review features of myocardial bridging, and indications for intervention
  • Review the role of aspirin in cardiovascular disease patient in 2019
  • Describe the role of lipoprotein(a) in cardiovascular disease
  • Explain which patients should be considered for a PSK9 Inhibitor
  • Review appropriate long-term antiplatelet therapy after stenting in stable CAD patients
  • Describe management of asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis
  • Describe current transcatheter based options for valvular heart disease
  • Review features of severe aortic valve regurgitation
  • Describe when to intervene for asymptomatic severe mitral valve regurgitation
  • Describe when to intervene for asymptomatic severe tricuspid valve regurgitation
  • Describe how to evaluate the patient with possible prosthesis patient mismatch
  • Review the surgical indications for infective endocarditis
  • Review management options for patients with mechanical valve prostheses and warfarin intolerance
  • Describe appropriate screening options for sudden cardiac death in athletes
  • Review indications for ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death
  • Review risk factors for sudden cardiac death in patients with mitral valve prolapse  
  • Review diagnostic features of Brugada syndrome
  • Describe and review common pacemaker problems
  • Describe features of aortic aneurysms in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
  • Review indications for myectomy in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This course is appropriate for, but not limited to, cardiologists, internal medicine subspecialists, general internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other primary healthcare providers.

Credit Types Offered
  • AMA PRA Category 1™
    17.5

Price: $879 - $979 | Early registration saves $100!

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