Continuing Medical Education Information
This activity will address how to recognize symptoms of cardiovascular disease, how to implement various screening tools and recognize other considerations related to cardiovascular health in patients.
Statement of Need:
Coronary heart disease is the number one killer in men and women. Primary Care, Internal Medicine and other specialties lack confidence in ordering cardiology specific screenings/scans and completing a detailed heart history on patients. There is a need to explain the importance of obtaining detailed family history as this is one of the first steps physicians can take to help patients prevent heart disease and heart attacks in the future.
Recent studies show that findings from a calcium scan can help refine and sometimes reclassify a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Describe how to screen and identify patients at risk for heart disease.
- Describe what tests can aid in identifying plaque in the arteries.
- Describe the importance of proper EKG leads.
- Discuss the importance of obtaining detailed patient history.
Disclosure: All planners and speakers disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.
Accreditation and Designation:
The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Kentucky Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for 1.oo AMA PRA Category 1 credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Article on coronary calcium imaging: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7977732/
Article about ECG misplacement: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7343296/
American Heart Association Resources: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/aha-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendations
For patients: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/consumer-healthcare/patient-education-resources-for-healthcare-providers
Patient education featuring Dr. Sadlo on Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/66-tony-dwight-28199945/episode/tony-and-dwight-2-20-23-hour-3-109251160/?cmp=ios_share&sc=ios_social_share&pr=false
General John Hopkins site: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/imaging/exams-and-procedures/screenings/cardiac-ct.html
Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides.
Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection
Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Rachel Crouch
Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association
Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity
Release Date: February 2023
Termination Date: February 2024