Cardiorenal Syndromes: New Insights into Management of Patients with Combined Heart and Kidney Failure

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease, and more severe coronary heart disease. CKD is also associated with adverse outcomes in those with existing cardiovascular disease. This includes increased mortality after an acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous coronary intervention with or without stenting, and coronary artery bypass. In addition, patients with CKD are more likely to present with atypical symptoms, which may delay diagnosis and adversely affect outcomes.

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Define cardiorenal syndrome and the classification of cardiac and renal interactions. 
  • Examine the latest outcomes data for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). 
  • Determine the most appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment plan for patients with cardiorenal syndromes. 
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2017

Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FNKF
Vice Chief of Medicine
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Peter A. McCullough, M.D., MPH, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FNKF, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2017
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