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Course Listings: Cardiology

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Duke Perspectives From the American Heart Association Annual Meeting

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Format: PDF Publication

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: This publication summarizes pertinent new research findings that were presented at the 2018 American Heart Association meeting held November 10 to 12 in Chicago, IL. In addition, Manesh Patel, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiology provides interesting perspectives on the study results.


Decision-IQ: An Unusual Case of Curable Hypertension

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Format: Decision-IQ

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: In this short case-based activity, you will meet a 38-year-old man who has been referred to a cardiologist for early onset, refractory hypertension. As you move through this activity, click on the links to review resources to help you make diagnostic and management decisions for this patient, and read insights from cardiologist Richard A. Krasuski, MD, on how…More


GFR and eGFR: Filtering Out the Confusion

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Format: E-Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: Nephrologist Dr. Michael Wiederkehr delves into chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the difference between true glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The different methods of calculating eGFR will be explored as well as the pitfalls and limitations of the current formulas and calculations. The importance of the CKD…More


PCSK9 Inhibitors: For Whom, When, and Why

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this audiocast, expert faculty discuss current clinical evidence regarding the benefit of adding a PCSK9 inhibitor to statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular risk and dyslipidemia. Additionally, key criteria for selecting patients for PCSK9 inhibitor therapy as well as determining optimal timing for initiating treatment are explored.


Decision-IQ: When Is PCSK9 Inhibitor Therapy Beneficial?

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Format: Decision-IQ

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: This 15-minute educational activity highlights current evidence on the use of PCSK9 inhibitors in patients with dyslipidemia via critical case assessment that emulates the decision-making process during patient care visits. Links to useful resources are provided for a self-directed dive into recent data on patient- and disease-related factors important in…More


Recognizing Residual Inflammatory Risk and Preventing Recurrent Events in Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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Format: Presentation Points

Maximum Credits: 0.75

Course Description: This Presentation Points accredited CME publication features transcript-based faculty commentary, expert insight, and key educational takeaways from a satellite symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, led by Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, and Paul M. Ridker, MD. In particular, areas of focus include the role of innate immunity in…More


Recognizing the Risk and Providing Optimal Care to Veterans With Heart Failure

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Format: PDF Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This publication explores risk factors for heart failure that are unique to veterans and reviews treatment strategies based on the updated heart failure guidelines. The clinical trials that led to these updated guidelines are also discussed.