This continuing education symposium will center on the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual. Focus will be placed on gauging and monitoring therapy, including recognizing symptoms, evaluating risk factors, guiding treatment through imaging, general and functional testing, and appropriate therapy. Unlike most programs, this will be delivered as a case-based approach. In other words, how would I manage a diabetic patient with these lipid levels? Case examples make the lectures more relevant to everyday practitioners.
Working with the most current data from recent evidence-based medicine studies, as well as new guidelines, the invited faculty will discuss options for patients with coronary disease, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and lifestyle risk reduction of cardiovascular disease. Ultimately, the goal is to provide an overview of the optimal methods and management for the informed physician’s practice, and to discuss and debate the exciting options on the horizon. We also will include world experts in cardiovascular device development and delivery of health care to help us navigate this difficult new health care environment.
This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, basic scientists, vascular medicine specialists, nurses, perfusionists, cath lab technicians, and other health care professionals with a special interest in the field of cardiovascular medicine. The presentations this year will also be relevant to practitioners involved with foot care.