C. Noel Bairey Merz MD, FACC, FAHA: Director Women’s Heart Center, Director Preventive Cardiac Center, Women’s Guild Endowed Chair in Women’s Health, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
1.0 credit hours
NOTE: This activity was presented on April 2, 2011, in conjunction with Women's Health 2011: The 19th Annual Congress. Participants who received credit for attending the live presentation on that date are not eligible to receive credit for this online release.
Women account for more than half of the almost 1 million deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) annually in the United States. CVD risk factors in women have been insufficiently recognized, diagnosed and treated despite their potential for poor outcomes. It is important that clinicians renew efforts with their patients to promote prevention and adopt an intensive preventive approach to CVD. The goal of this activity is to advance clinicians’ understanding of cutting-edge evidence regarding prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CVD in women.
This activity is jointly sponsored by Global Education Group and Medical Communications Media. There is no fee to participate in this activity.
Front Matter/Pre Test: 5 minutes
Presentation: 45 minutes
Post Test and Evaluation: 10 minutes Program Developer/Facilitator
. Target Audience
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, public health professionals, and other allied healthcare providers involved in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe how to conduct a cardiovascular disease risk assessment in women with related conditions and co-morbidities.
Identify appropriate algorithms for CVD risk factor therapy and management to reduce the incidence of CVD in women at risk.
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Bairey Merz, C. Noel: Consulting: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, Navvis Company; Stock owned: Medtronic. Klein, Wendy S: Nothing to disclose.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Paczolt, Beth (MCM): Other, Royalty: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Novartis, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen; Dawson, Jackie (Global):Nothing to disclose; Glazar, Amanda (Global): Nothing to disclose.
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This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc.
This activity is supported through an independent educational grant from Abbott.
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