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Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Summit
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2016 Objectives ___________________

Saturday, February 20
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be better able to:

• Describe the genetic factors and common environments that may potentially increase the risk of heart disease.

• Detect and properly manage familial hypercholesterolemia to prevent or slow progression of coronary atherosclerosis.

• Distinguish pathophysiology, causes, and responses to standard treatment of SCAD from those of atherosclerotic ACS, in order to accurately diagnose and properly manage.

• Recognize that spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a markedly under diagnosed and important cause of ACS, particularly in young women.

• Recognize the current evidence regarding cardiovascular effects of testosterone in men, and describe the relationship between testosterone levels and coronary disease, coronary risk factors and mortality. 

• Review the results and conclusions of the most important studies that evaluate the role of HDL as a CVD risk factor.

• Recognize the potential pathophysiological contributions of intestinal microbiota in heart disease.

• Recognize the strong association atrial fibrillation has with other cardiovascular diseases in order to properly manage, diagnose and treat.

• Examine prevention, reversal and treatment strategies for heart failure, considering medical and surgical options, and explore the promise of stem-cell therapy.

• Examine the high incidence of sudden death associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

• Apply American College of Cardiology Foundation/AHA Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to assist in the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Sunday, February 21
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be better able to:

• Explain how coronary calcium scoring may result in improved quality of care and quality outcome in patients with different risk factors for developing cardiovascular events.

• Recognize the prevalence of and identify adult congenital heart disease, and explore treatment strategies.

• Examine innovations in minimally invasive and interventional approaches to the treatment of valvular heart disease.

• Implement stroke prevention guidelines, and explore the acute stroke management paradigm shift.

• Describe new approaches to identifying and treating cerebrovascular disease.

• Review the latest and emerging interventional radiologic procedures and technology.

• Examine benefits of endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and implement guidelines for patient selection.

• Recognize indications for use of CCTA to screen for CAD. 

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