Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Diseases

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Credit Types: Nursing (2.0), AMA PRA Category 1™ (2.0), ABIM MOC (2.0), Price: $75


Date of Original Release: January 1, 2022
Date of Last Sale: December 31, 2022, with access 365 days from Date of Purchase or no later than December 31, 2023

Online Streaming Access
Access to online streaming course is available for 365 days from the date of purchase. Credit, MOC and ANCC must be claimed within that time period. Materials are not available for download. 

Course Description
Experts in the field of cardiovascular genetics and genetic cardiology detail the important role of genetics and genomics in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of diseases affecting the heart and the blood vessels.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the probabilistic nature of genetic testing
  • Develop a strategy to manage the variant of uncertain significance (VUS) test result
  • Identify the impact of genetic testing in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of patients with heritable cardiomyopathies, channelopathies, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac amyloidosis, and aortopathies
  • Determine the role of genetic testing in children and adults with congenital heart disease
  • Define genetic markers of atherosclerosis and the role of genetic risk scores (GRS) in risk stratification of coronary heart disease
  • Identify the genetic basis of heritable lipid disorders and implications for prevention and familial screening
  • Define the role of pharmacogenetics  in cardiovascular drug response and to utilize pharmacogenetics testing to minimize adverse events and maximize drug efficac

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Target Audience
This activity is appropriate for cardiologists, nurses, APN’s, allied health professionals, and other medical professionals who are interested cardiology genetics.

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Credit Types Offered
  • Nursing
  • AMA PRA Category 1

Price: $75

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