Evaluating and Treating Dyslipidemia in the Cardiometabolic Syndrome

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a constellation of metabolic disorders characterized by insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension and intra-abdominal adiposity (IAA). The components of this syndrome individually and interdependently are strong risk factors for high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This course will provide an overview of the components of metabolic syndrome, as well as evidence-based recommendations for adequate management.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, as well as other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and recognize the typical lipid profile. 
  • Review the general principles of the various lipid guidelines. 
  • Implement evidence-based recommendations for non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic lipid therapies in MetS. 
  • Assess recent evidence for lipid intervention beyond statins.
Additional information

Srivastava, A. K. (2012). Challenges in the treatment of cardiometabolic syndrome. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 44(2), 155–156. http://doi.org/10.4103/0253-7613.93579

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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Carl "Chip" Lavie, M.D., FACC, FESPM
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Exercise Laboratories
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Professor of Medicine
Ochsner Clinical School-University of Queensland School of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Associate Editor and Cardiovascular Section Editor, Mayo Clinic

Carl Lavie, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant and member of the speakers’ bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Amgen, Sanofi, Regeneron, Amarin Pharma, Upsher Smith, Kowa Pharma and DSM, and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

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 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 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
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