This course is tailored for a primary care audience and is intended to provide practical, up-to-date information on commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases. Worldclass faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will teach participants using case-based lectures and an audience response system to encourage interactive dialogue. Recent guidelines for hypertension, cholesterol management, and syncope will be reviewed. Everyday primary care topics including diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease and supraventricular arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, will be covered. Question and answer sessions will follow each talk, allowing participants to engage and discuss with premier faculty topics that are continuously changing.
Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Treat and manage high blood pressure based on updated clinical guidelines from 2017
- Apply new cholesterol guidelines and novel cholesterol treatments to the management of patients with cardiac risk factors and atherosclerotic vascular disease
- Order the appropriate stress test for your patients based on current guidelines
- Evaluate and treat patients with congestive heart failure