Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Cardiovascular medicine is one of the most highly evolved clinical fields in the practice of medicine, with primary care clinicians frequently being the frontline cardiovascular care providers. To get superb outcomes, clinicians at the front line need to have a solid map of the territory they are helping their patients navigate. The increasing complexity of diagnostic and treatment modalities has made it more challenging for primary care providers to deal with many cardiac conditions. Join us to hear our panel of experts cover the major aspects of ambulatory cardiovascular care that are germane to a primary care practice.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, family physicians, general internists, cardiologists, hospitalists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists (direct delivery) and advanced practice providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess cardiovascular risk factors associated with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).
  • Reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by recognizing the prevalence of FH and utilizing appropriate screening tools and diagnostic criteria for early diagnosis and treatment. 
  • Implement treatment strategies for FH in the adult and pediatric populations.
  • Reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with DM2 through optimal guideline-directed medical therapy. 
  • Implement a comprehensive team-based approach to coordinate clinical care for patients with cardiometabolic disease. 
  • Improve CV outcomes with the utilization of therapies, such as SGLT-2i and GLP-1RA, in addition to guideline-directed medical therapy.
  • Summarize the literature on the prevalence and impact of hypertension.
  • Apply ACC/AHA clinical practice guidelines in the basic approach to the hypertensive patient.
  • Utilize an evidence-based approach to the diagnostic workup and clinical management of the patient with uncontrolled hypertension. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Safarova MS, Kullo IJ. My Approach to the Patient With Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Jun;91(6):770-86. 
  • SPRINT Research Group. (2021). Final Report of a Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. New England Journal of Medicine, 384(20), 1921-1930
  • Perry, R. J. & Shulman, G. I. Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors: Understanding the mechanisms for therapeutic promise and persisting risks. J Biol Chem 295, 14379–14390 (2020).
  • Arnold, S. V. et al. Use of Guideline-Recommended Risk-Reduction Strategies Among Patients with Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Insights from Getting to an Improved Understanding of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Dyslipidemia Management (GOULD). Circulation 140, 618–620 (2019).
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
02/01/2022
Course expires: 
01/31/2024

Lisa K. Davis, PA-C, CLS
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Lisa K. Davis, PA-C, CLS, faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for Amgen, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Andrea Vitello, M.D., FACC
Cardiologist
Miami, Florida

Andrea Vitello, M.D., FACC, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Directors/Planning Committee
Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC
Director of Vascular Medicine
Associate Director of Cardiology
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Ian Del Conde Pozzi, M.D., FACC, conference director and faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for Pfizer, Abbott, Janssen and Boston Scientific, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC, FACP
Medical Director, Prevention and Community Health
Co-Medical Director, The Cardiometabolic and Cardiac Prevention Center
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute 
Baptist Health South Florida 
Head of Cardiology, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC, FACP, planning committee member for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly and Boeringer Ingelheim and has an executive roles with Rightway Healthcare and Cadence Solutions. 

Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D., FACC
Chief Population Health Officer
Deputy Director of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Chief of Cardiology, Baptist Hospital
Baptist Health South Florida

Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D., faculty for this activity, is on the speakers’ bureau for Amarin, Esperion and Amgen, and is an advisor for SHL Telemedicine. 

Douglas J. Inciarte, M.D., MMM, FAAFP      
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency 
West Kendall Baptist Health Family Medicine Residency Program 
Chair of Family Medicine, 
West Kendall Baptist Hospital 
Associate Professor of Family Medicine 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Douglas J. Inciarte, M.D., director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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

 *Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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