FEATURE FRIDAY: The Mayo Clinic’s Cardiology Update 2015

The Mayo Clinic’s Cardiology Update 2015 will be held at the Enchantment Resort, in Sedona, AZ, from August 6-9. This year’s course will offer “a wide spectrum of topics in CHF/ pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, preventive cardiology, sports cardiology and valvular heart disease. In keeping pace with current demands, two modules (ABIM, ACCF) on CV diseases and one ABFM Self-Assessment Module will be offered for purposes of maintenance of certification.” This course is designed for “practicing adult cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiovascular trainees, general internists, family medicine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with a cardiovascular interest.”

Course Learning Objectives Include:

• Apply the latest cardiovascular (CV) guidelines to improve overall morbidity/ mortality rates.

• Describe practice changes to improve care for patients with obesity and heart disease.

• Summarize guidelines to increase preventive care for patients with CV diseases.

• Review issues related to cardiovascular adaptations to exercise.

• Identify cardiovascular conditions of risk for the practice of competitive sports

• Review guidelines in cardiac resuscitation

• Identify indications and limitations of subcutaneous ICD systems.

• Apply current guidelines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

• Identify guidelines for treatment and investigation of acute and chronic thromboembolic disease.

• Review indications, use, and limitations of pharmacologic therapy for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).

• Apply current guidelines for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

• Apply current guidelines for the use of antiplatelet agents in acute coronary syndromes.

• Identify barrier-preventing application of palliative care in cardiovascular diseases.

• Apply current guidelines and understand their limitations in the treatment of pregnant women with congenital heart diseases.

• Learn about aortic valve disease and associated aortopathy in young adults

• Explain the current indications and contra-indications for TAVR and mitral valve clip.

The Cardiology Update is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and offers 23.50 AMA PRO credits. Full details of the course can be found in this brochure and you can register by following this link. If you have any questions about this or any other Mayo CME Events, you can email their department or call them at 480-301-4580.