This symposium is designed to provide internists, cardiologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers with a review of the current approaches in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease to improve their knowledge base so that they may employ the latest approaches. This program will provide a review of the rapid changes in heart and vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, interventional procedures, structural heart disease, heart failure and valvular disease.

At the conclusion of this learning activity the participants should be able to:

  • Cite indications and complications of catheter-based transaortic valve implantation in patients with aortic stenosis
  • Describe indications and management for mechanical ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Review the indications and contraindications for Extracorpreal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Describe new programs in the Emergency Department Center for the management and treatment of chest pain and analyze the outcomes of a cardiologist in the ETC.
  • Review management of aortic, carotid, and peripheral vascular disease
  • Review medical, catheter-based and surgical options for treating patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and acute stroke
  • Differentiate the factors for selection of pharmacologic and interventional approaches in the diagnosis and management of select cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases
  • Identify the makeup of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease, review common challenges in caring for this group and discuss the components and benefits of a collaborative and comprehensive adult congenital heart program
  • Evaluate lifestyle management issues such as obesity, smoking, sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, and exercise effect the course of atrial fibrillation and effect prognosis after various treatments including ablation and the treatment course of directing patients to consider lifestyle issues before proceeding to invasive procedures.
  • Review diagnostic criteria, conventional treatment and new interventional therapies for venous thrombotic disease.
  • State the need for high quality cardiovascular care during and after cancer therapy.
  • Describe the importance of physical activity, exercise and cardio-respiratory fitness for protecting against major cardiac morbidity and mortality, review data on exercise dosing for optimal cardiac prevention and discuss potential benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training
  • Evaluate contemporary data on the indications, safety and efficacy of carotid revascularization. Review outcomes of Trans-Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) and anatomic limitations of TCAR technology.
  • Describe the difference between Type A and Type B Aortic dissection and the difference between complicated and uncomplicated Type B Aortic Dissections and the urgency for treatment for each of them.  
  • Identify the accelerating changes in cardiovascular disease outcomes and the impact of new interventions on management of structural heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Hackensack University Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hackensack University Medical Center, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses.

For more information, please contact: Ellen.Lawlor@hackensackmeridian.org

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