Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall
October 18, 2019
Jointly provided by the NYU School of Medicine and the New York Chapter American College of Physicians.
This one-day course focuses on strategies to reduce risk for cardiovascular disease through lifestyle approaches for risk factor management. Diet and lifestyle choices are crucial components of preventive cardiology in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. Clinicians will be educated on benefits of prescribing various diets, meditation, supplements, exercise, and sleep hygiene. Speakers will cover weight loss options for cardiovascular health, including pharmaceutical treatments and bariatric surgical options. Attendees will also learn about the role of inflammation in CV risk and how certain autoimmune conditions affect inflammation and heart disease.
Exercise is a significantly under-utilized modality in the management of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. The literature supports the concept of exercise as medicine and its use for risk factor management, primary and secondary cardiac event prevention, and management of established cardiovascular disease. This course will cover the ideal exercise prescription to prevent cardiovascular disease and to recover from a cardiac event through cardiac rehabilitation. Emerging concepts regarding exercise frequency and intensity will be covered. Attendees will understand and appreciate the psychosocial impact of cardiac disease and management through cardiac rehabilitation as well as the impact of nutrition on exercise performance. The impact of exercise on immune function, sarcopenia and oncologic disease will be discussed.
New clinical research and a review of current evidence will provide the attendees with the latest information to help their patients achieve optimal health through exercise, diet and integrative medicine strategies.
PCNA offers our own online CE course on lifestyle changes for cardiovascular disease.