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 30 (CAR30) Topics Include:  Therapies for Patients with Diabetes, New Onset Atrial Fibrillation, Indications for Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement, Sudden Death in Young Athletes, Treatment of Trauma Patients, and more.

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Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Select optimal therapies for patients with diabetes and increased risk for cardiovascular disease; Counsel patients about the cardiovascular benefit, as well as the potential adverse effects, of antidiabetic medications; Achieve adequate lipid control in patients with type 2 diabetes; Identify patients who could benefit from additional therapy to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Systolic Heart Failure/Patent Foramen Ovale

Describe the hemodynamic and cardiac changes that occur in patients with heart failure; Comply with guidelines in the treatment of patients with stage B and stage C heart failure; Refer patients with stage D heart failure who require advanced heart failure treatment; Select patients with history of stroke who may be candidates for closure of a patent foramen ovale; Evaluate the role of closure of a patent foramen ovale in patients with platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression sickness.

Cardiac Update

List possible etiologies for new-onset atrial fibrillation; Determine which patients with atrial fibrillation should be treated with rate control and which with rhythm control; Select the most appropriate drug regimen to treat atrial fibrillation based on individual patient factors; Recognize the goals and essential elements of chest pain protocols and pathways; Risk-stratify and determine the appropriate disposition of patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain.

Cardiovascular Disease/Hypertension

Evaluate guidelines related to the treatment of elderly patients with cardiovascular disease; Weigh the risks and benefits of aggressive cardiac care in elderly patients; Compare the reliability of available devices for measuring blood pressure; Implement recommended techniques for measuring blood pressure; Optimize the diagnosis and control of hypertension.

Cardio-oncology/Structural Heart Disease

Follow an adult patient who was treated with radiation or chemotherapy during childhood; Screen for, diagnose, and manage cardiac disorders related to cancer therapies; Select medications that may prevent cardiotoxicity in patients undergoing therapy for cancer; List indications for replacement of the aortic and mitral valves; Counsel a patient with a structural heart condition about treatment options.

Right-sided Heart Failure/Advanced Heart Failure

Describe the hemodynamic changes that occur during right-sided heart failure; Distinguish between abnormalities of preload, afterload, and contractility to guide the appropriate treatment for right-sided heart failure; Use echocardiography to identify and monitor signs of right ventricular dysfunction; Discuss the prognosis of heart failure associated with standard medical therapies, inotropic agents, and advanced therapies; Recognize the indications for referring patients to advanced therapies for heart failure.

Syncope/Cardiac Problems

Distinguish cardiac causes of syncope from other etiologies; Perform appropriate testing to determine the origin of syncope; List critical components of screening for potential causes of sudden cardiac death; Recognize cardiac conditions that can result in sudden death in young athletes; Assess the effectiveness of preparticipation sports examination in young athletes.

Updates in Cardiovascular Medicine

Manage a patient with heart failure; List pathophysiologic explanations for the link between obesity and atrial fibrillation; Compare older assays for troponins with the more recently introduced high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays; Diagnose heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; Select appropriate therapies for a patient with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Cardiac Abnormalities /PDE5 Inhibitors

Identify the responsibilities of the critical access hospital in the evaluation and treatment of trauma patients; Avoid common pitfalls in the transfer of care for trauma patients; Review the anatomy of the pelvis and the structures commonly injured with pelvic fractures; Perform damage control resuscitation on a patient with suspected pelvic fracture; Provide an appropriate disposition for the stable and unstable patient with suspected pelvic fracture.

Anesthetic Approach to Congestive Heart Failure

Recognize the prevalence and significance of congestive heart failure; Compare diastolic and systolic heart failure; Preoperatively screen patients for acute heart failure; Assess patients for compensated vs decompensated heart failure; Develop an intraoperative anesthetic plan for patients with heart failure.

Additional Information

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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.



  • The courses are good and straight forward. Excellent updates on Cardiovascular issues. Well prepared lectures. Comprehensive line-up of topics.

    Lloyd M., NP-C, Illinois


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