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Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major disease burden in terms of both mortality and health related quality of life, and is an important source of health inequalities between populations in Canada. This one-day program will provide an overview of controversies and uncertainties in the areas of treatment and intervention of cardiovascular disease.
At the conclusion of this educational activity participants should be able to:
- Better manage multiple cardiac issues arising in their office practices
- Improve patient education on the nature of proposed complex cardiac interventions
- Clearly explain the issue of Advance Care planning with patients and families
- Identify the indications for interventions upon certain valve lesions
Uses & Abuses of Cardiac Imaging
0830 Non-invasive coronary angiograph: Best uses
0850 Echocardiography: How to use wisely?
0910 How useful is stress exercise testing in men and women?
0930 Q & A
Issues Arising in Specific Populations
0950 “My uncle was born with an abnormal valve!” Google says “Needs echo”
1010 Coronary heart disease-men and women are really different?
1030 Geriatric Cardiology-Is this a new subspecialty?
1050 Q & A
1110 Cardiac Consultation made Easy-The value of E-consults, phone calls, faxes, letters and Staff Lounge consults
1310 Breakout Room One – Hypertension
1310 Breakout Room Two – Atrial fibrillation
1310 Breakout Room Three – Dyslipidemia
Issues in Valvular heart Disease
1410 Interventions in mitral valve insufficiency?
1430 Interventions in aortic valve stenosis? When & How?
1450 What should be done about tricuspid valve insufficiency in the elderly?
1510 Q & A
Program may be subject to change
Other Health Professionals: $80