This program will highlight topics in cardiology that are important for any practice that includes patients with heart disease. The program provides comprehensive updates on diagnosis, treatment, and management of cardiac conditions with a special emphasis on common arrhythmia problems and on areas with recent dramatic advances. Lectures and discussion will review optimal patient management, with case-based presentations and panel discussion sessions to provide interaction between the faculty and attendees. Special sessions will provide core skills practice, such as ECG interpretation.
Program topics to include:
Atrial Fibrillation: Drugs, Ablation, Stroke Prevention, New Drugs, and Closure Devices
ECG Pearls for Clinical Practice
Heart Failure Update: Drugs, Devices, and Remote Monitoring
Long QT Syndrome
Ventricular Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death
Coronary Artery Disease – Risk Factor Management and Treatment of MI
Special Evening Session and Dinner - Living to 100 – John D. Day, M.D.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
John D. Day, M.D., specializes in heart rhythm disorders at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. He is the president of the Heart Rhythm Society and is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management.
Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should:
Describe the current status of stroke prevention options in atrial fibrillation;
Demonstrate appropriate use of medications and cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure;
Review the role of new treatments for heart failure including LVADs and transplantation;
Describe cardiovascular risk factors, current guidelines, and new strategies for prevention
The symposium is designed for cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, physician’s assistants and cardiovascular nurse practitioners and specialists caring for patients with heart disease.