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11/12/2019 - Medical Grand Rounds: Cardiology Year in Review

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the different valve pathologies that can be treated with transcatheter valve therapies.
  • Discuss utility of coronary calcium score for ASCVD risk.
  • Introduce SGLT2 inhibition as a means of preventing HF exacerbation.
  • Discuss antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation in the setting of stent placement.
  • Maintaining ventricular synchrony reduces the risk of cardiomyopathy in patients needing high burden of ventricular pacing.
  • Distinguish outcomes between a new generation fully magnetically levitated centrifugal flow left ventricular assist device and a prior generation axial flow pump.
  • Describe the safety and efficacy of an abbreviated course of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir in HCV-na├»ve recipients of hearts and lungs from HCV-infected donors

Authors:
Amber Johnson, MD, MBA — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Johnson receives grant/research support from AHRQ PCOR K12 HS019467 (PI Wishwa Kapoor). She is employed by Veterans Administration, Staff Physician
Jeffrey Fowler, DO — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Krishna Kancharla, MBBS — Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Mary Keebler, MD — Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
Dr. Keebler is a consultant with Medtronic.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.