Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Grand Rounds: Application of Genetics to Cardiovascular Medicine

November 15, 2023

Cardiovascular disease is the leading contributor to years lost due to disability or premature death among adults. Substantial progress has been made in the discovery of genetic characterization contributing to the risk of coronary artery disease and the refinement of polygenic risk scores. 

Please join us to hear Dr. Pradeep Natarajan discuss the evidence supporting the use of both clinical and genetic risk scoring to predict incident coronary artery disease and indicate the clinical response to some preventive therapies. 

This course is offered Virtual only

Target Audience

Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, general surgeons, colon and rectal surgeons, bariatric surgeons, GYN oncology surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiographers, pulmonologists, hematologists, general internists, primary care physicians, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory technologists and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the contribution of genetic factors to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe the clinical utility of genetic factors to prioritize therapeutic targets and causal biomarkers.
  • Outline the evidence supporting a clinical role of polygenic risk scoring in coronary artery disease prevention.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 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: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/15/2023 - 6:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/15/2023 - 7:00pm EST
United States

Pradeep Natarajan, M.D., MMSc
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Pradeep Natarajan, M.D., MMSc, faculty for this educational activity, is a consultant for Genentech/Roche, Foresite Labs, Blackstone Life Sciences, Novartis and Allelica, and has other financial relationships with GeneXwell, TenSixteen Bio and Esperion Therapeutics. He has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Theodore Feldman, M.D., director of this educational activity, is on the speakers’ bureau for Novo Nordisk.

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 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 live activity 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.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-676407, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit hour for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Techs and Respiratory Therapists. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

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