Cardiology

Cardiology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Cardiologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 28 (CAR28) Topics Include:  BP Measurements, Mortality for Patients with Syncope, Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cardiac Etiology of Stroke, CVD, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
CAR28
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CAR28A, CAR28B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Hypertension: Management Guidelines for Primary Practice

Set appropriate blood pressure (BP) goals based on current guidelines; Obtain accurate in-office BP measurements; Counsel patients with hypertension about lifestyle modifications; Explain the antihypertensive effect of proteins; Recommend supplements that may effectively reduce BP.

Updates in Cardiology

Choose the appropriate instrument to assess clinical perioperative cardiovascular risk; Identify patients who will require revascularization before undergoing noncardiac surgery; Manage the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the perioperative setting; List the advantages and disadvantages of direct oral anticoagulants; Recommend an effective antidote for a patient taking dabigatran.

Heart Failure/Syncope

Summarize the results of studies comparing the efficacy of available drugs for the treatment of patients with HF; Explain the pathophysiology of congestion in HF; Provide the option of pulmonary artery hemodynamic monitoring to guide treatment of patients with HF; Diagnose syncope based on directed history, complete physical examination, and appropriate testing; Use tools to assess the short- and long-term risk for recurrence and mortality for patients with syncope.

Update in Pediatric Cardiology

Identify the causes and relative prevalence of sudden explained death in athletes; Comply with nationally recommended elements of preparticipation screening; Evaluate the role of electrocardiography in preparticipation screening; Recognize the mechanisms of action and the cardiac side effects of stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Assess the risk for sudden unexplained death in patients considered for stimulant therapy.

Stroke/Heart Failure

Recognize signs of cardiac etiology of an ischemic stroke; Determine the cardiac etiology of stroke and ?categorize its risk; Improve cardiac evaluation in acute stroke patients; Develop an effective pharmacologic approach to prevent or reduce readmissions for end-stage heart failure; Interpret the results of the Digitalis Investigation Group trial.

Issues in Cardiac Anesthesia

Explain the differences between electrocardiographic results in children and adults; Recognize significant pediatric cardiac arrhythmias; Treat intraoperative arrhythmias in children; Select anesthetic agents and techniques for patients with heart failure; Use diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize perioperative outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Manage a patient with hypertension who is monitoring her blood pressure at home; Summarize the guidelines for management of blood pressure issued by the Eighth Joint National Committee; Initiate screening of blood pressure and lipid profiles at appropriate ages; Describe the major findings of the SPRINT trial; List current indications for treatment with statins.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Keys to Prevention

Explain the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis; Review nonpharmacologic and noninterventional modalities to reduce the risk for atherosclerosis; Articulate the role of Omega-3 fatty acids in managing atherosclerosis; Use Omega-3 fatty acids in combination with statins to decrease cardiovascular morbidity; Evaluate the effects of caffeine consumption on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hyperlipidemia/Hypertension

Apply the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as to which patients require statin therapy; Recognize the indications for, and possible adverse effects of, each class of cholesterol-lowering drugs; Discuss the side effects and risks of statin therapy that have been noted in various studies; Utilize the best technique to accurately measure blood pressure and minimize the "white-coat" effect; Recommend the optimal regimen for treating resistant hypertension based on the patient's comorbidities and risk factors.

Combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Articulate the health risks and benefits of various dietary patterns; Recognize the importance of lipoprotein(A) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease; Identify evidence-based strategies for screening and treatment of elevated levels of lipoprotein(A) in high-risk patients; Follow guidelines for the use of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia; Determine whether a nonstatin medication should be added to a statin when treating a high-risk patient with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Hypertension: Management Guidelines for Primary Practice

Set appropriate blood pressure (BP) goals based on current guidelines; Obtain accurate in-office BP measurements; Counsel patients with hypertension about lifestyle modifications; Explain the antihypertensive effect of proteins; Recommend supplements that may effectively reduce BP.

Updates in Cardiology

Choose the appropriate instrument to assess clinical perioperative cardiovascular risk; Identify patients who will require revascularization before undergoing noncardiac surgery; Manage the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the perioperative setting; List the advantages and disadvantages of direct oral anticoagulants; Recommend an effective antidote for a patient taking dabigatran.

Heart Failure/Syncope

Summarize the results of studies comparing the efficacy of available drugs for the treatment of patients with HF; Explain the pathophysiology of congestion in HF; Provide the option of pulmonary artery hemodynamic monitoring to guide treatment of patients with HF; Diagnose syncope based on directed history, complete physical examination, and appropriate testing; Use tools to assess the short- and long-term risk for recurrence and mortality for patients with syncope.

Update in Pediatric Cardiology

Identify the causes and relative prevalence of sudden explained death in athletes; Comply with nationally recommended elements of preparticipation screening; Evaluate the role of electrocardiography in preparticipation screening; Recognize the mechanisms of action and the cardiac side effects of stimulant drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Assess the risk for sudden unexplained death in patients considered for stimulant therapy.

Issues in Cardiac Anesthesia

Explain the differences between electrocardiographic results in children and adults; Recognize significant pediatric cardiac arrhythmias; Treat intraoperative arrhythmias in children; Select anesthetic agents and techniques for patients with heart failure; Use diagnostic and treatment modalities to optimize perioperative outcomes for patients with heart failure.

Stroke/Heart Failure

Recognize signs of cardiac etiology of an ischemic stroke; Determine the cardiac etiology of stroke and ?categorize its risk; Improve cardiac evaluation in acute stroke patients; Develop an effective pharmacologic approach to prevent or reduce readmissions for end-stage heart failure; Interpret the results of the Digitalis Investigation Group trial.

Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Manage a patient with hypertension who is monitoring her blood pressure at home; Summarize the guidelines for management of blood pressure issued by the Eighth Joint National Committee; Initiate screening of blood pressure and lipid profiles at appropriate ages; Describe the major findings of the SPRINT trial; List current indications for treatment with statins.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): Keys to Prevention

Explain the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis; Review nonpharmacologic and noninterventional modalities to reduce the risk for atherosclerosis; Articulate the role of Omega-3 fatty acids in managing atherosclerosis; Use Omega-3 fatty acids in combination with statins to decrease cardiovascular morbidity; Evaluate the effects of caffeine consumption on the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hyperlipidemia/Hypertension

Apply the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as to which patients require statin therapy; Recognize the indications for, and possible adverse effects of, each class of cholesterol-lowering drugs; Discuss the side effects and risks of statin therapy that have been noted in various studies; Utilize the best technique to accurately measure blood pressure and minimize the "white-coat" effect; Recommend the optimal regimen for treating resistant hypertension based on the patient's comorbidities and risk factors.

Combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Articulate the health risks and benefits of various dietary patterns; Recognize the importance of lipoprotein(A) as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease; Identify evidence-based strategies for screening and treatment of elevated levels of lipoprotein(A) in high-risk patients; Follow guidelines for the use of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia; Determine whether a nonstatin medication should be added to a statin when treating a high-risk patient with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Women's Health, Men's Health, and Geriatrics

If you have taken the current Cardiology CME Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon. There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.