Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Health

This course provides an overview of the clinical trial evidence supporting the use of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease prevention.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, General Internists, Family Physicians, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Cite the clinical trial evidence supporting the use of omega-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • Review the randomized clinical trials currently evaluating the incremental benefit of adding omega-3 fatty acids to statin therapy in high-risk patients with elevated triglycerides.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

De Caterina, R. (2011). n–3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease. New England Journal of Medicine, 364(25), 2439-2450.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
Rating: 
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Michael Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiology 
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Michael D. Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA has disclosed that he is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Life Extension Foundation, and Author of the books The Great American Heart Hoax, Heart Attack Proof, and The Complete Mediterranean Diet. Dr. Ozner has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

PLANNERS

Theodore Feldman, M.D., symposium director, has disclosed that he is a member of the speaker’s bureau for Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NovoNordisk and Regeneron/Sanofi, and that he serves as a consultant to Merck. Dr. Feldman has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Khurram Nasir, M.D., symposium director, has disclosed that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and they will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in their presentations or discussions.

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

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
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