Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: A New Era of Cardioprotection

Cardiovascular disease is common in patients with diabetes. Dr. Theodore Feldman, Co-Medical Director for the Lipid and Cardiometabolic Management Program, will discuss results of cardiovascular trials with diabetes medication and a new era of cardioprotection.   

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Endocrinologists, Cardiologists, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Review cardiovascular (CV) epidemiology in diabetes and discuss the rationale and background for CV outcome trials in diabetes.
  • Explain the results of CV outcomes trials with diabetes medication.
Additional information
  • Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration. (2011). Diabetes mellitus, fasting glucose, and risk of cause-specific death. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(9), 829-841
  • Mondesir, F. L., Brown, T. M., Muntner, P., Durant, R. W., Carson, A. P., Safford, M. M., & Levitan, E. B. (2016). Diabetes, diabetes severity, and coronary heart disease risk equivalence: REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS). American heart journal, 181, 43-51.
  • Rawshani, A., Rawshani, A., Franzén, S., Eliasson, B., Svensson, A. M., Miftaraj, M., ... & Gudbjörnsdottir, S. (2017). Mortality and cardiovascular disease in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. New England journal of medicine, 376(15), 1407-1418.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC, FACP
Medical Director, Prevention and Community Health
Co-Medical Director, Lipid and Cardiometabolic Management Program
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, indicated that he is on the speakers' bureau for Novartis, Boeringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca and Novo Nordisk, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual has been mitigated.

Arturo Fridman, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationship(s) 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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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