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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiology Update 2014: The Heart of the Matter

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the latest cardiovascular guidelines to improve overall morbidity and mortality rates
  • Describe practice changes to improve care for patients with obesity and heart disease
  • Summarize guidelines to increase preventive care for patients with cardiovascular diseases
  • Assess potential usefulness and limitations in the use of personalized genomic data in assessment of cardiovascular risk
  • Identify guidelines for operative evaluation of cardiovascular patients undergoing noncardiac surgery
  • Review indications, use and limitations of advanced device therapy for congestive heart failure
  • Apply current guidelines for nonpharmacologic treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Apply current guidelines for the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
  • Describe issues involving the evaluation and treatment of the elderly with syncope
  • Identify barrier-preventing application of cardiovascular guidelines
  • Explain the choice of antiplatelet agents in patients with coronary artery disease
  • Define stem-cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases
  • Explain the current indications and contra-indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Recognize the scope of practice of a cardio-oncology clinic

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