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Cardiovascular Essentials & Cholesterol Summit

May 30, 2024

9:00 am CDT -12:20 pm CDT

Join national thought leaders at this virtual summit focusing on the essential knowledge and skills for cardiovascular nursing.  Speakers will discuss genetic testing, highlighting polygenic risk scoring for earlier identified risk for CAD, hypercholesterolemia, Afib, and more.  Take a deeper dive into the role of the cardiovascular nurse in cholesterol reduction and analyze the impact of systemic inflammation on Atherosclerotic CVD.  As always, concepts of team-based care, shared decision-making, and patient-centric care will shine through.

This virtual professional development opportunity does not include continuing education contact hours. Completing this high-quality professional development can be utilized in many work settings, for certification maintenance, and more.

Agenda

9:00 AM CTWelcome
9:10 AM CTCardio-Renal Metabolic Syndrome: The Killer Relationship between the Heart and Kidneys
9:55 AM CTProduct Theater hosted by HeartFlow Non-invasive CAD Diagnostics
10:40 AM CTBreak
10:50 AM CTThe ABCs of Cholesterol Reduction: Starting with Awareness and Access
11:30 AM CTProduct Theater hosted by Merck Treatment of Advancing Heart Failure Despite Following Guideline-directed Therapy
12:20 PM CTClosing

Learning Objectives

Cardio-Renal Metabolic Syndrome: The Killer Relationship between the Heart and Kidneys

  1. Define cardio-renal syndrome and the relationship between the heart and kidneys
  2. Discuss the impact of atherosclerosis and systemic inflammation on kidney function
  3. Explore screening and treatment options to prevent or slow the progression of chronic kidney disease

The ABCs of Cholesterol Reduction: Starting with Awareness and Access

  1. Review of ASCVD risk factors with a spotlight on LDL-C
  2. Discuss pathophysiology and testing of dyslipidemia and elevated triglycerides, including gaps in follow-up testing
  3. Explore team-based care and shared decision-making through the perspective of the patient journey from diagnosis through treatment

Supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim.  Product theaters hosted by HeartFlow and Merck Dohme and Sharpe Co.