Managing Cardiovascular Disease in the Time of COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads across the globe, and as confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection continue to climb, we are being ushered into circumstances which are unprecedented in modern times. It is thus absolutely vital that cardiologists, who are tasked with managing a patient population with chronic cardiovascular disease (CVD) that is, resultantly, at high risk for severe manifestations of COVID-19, be informed regarding adaptive ways to maintain effective CVD disease management while also keeping their patients safe. To help meet that need, this online educational activity will review the ever-changing epidemiology of COVID-19 and identify primary infection risk concerns for patients with CVD and related comorbidities. It will also evaluate responsive institutional and clinical protocols that are effective in simultaneously mitigating COVID-19 transmission and optimizing chronic disease management. Lastly, experts on the front lines will discuss forward-thinking strategies that cardiologists can employ to outpace the pandemic and provide uninterrupted, high-quality care for their patients.

Target Audience

This online educational activity is targeted to cardiologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with cardiovascular disease and related comorbidities.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the evolving epidemiology of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak, and identify key infection risk considerations for clinicians managing patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Evaluate adaptive institutional and clinical protocols for mitigating transmission of COVID-19 while maintaining high integrity cardiology care.
  • Discuss forward-thinking strategies that cardiologists and other clinicians who manage patients with CVD can employ to “stay ahead” of the pandemic and optimize outcomes for their patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/13/2020
Course expires: 
04/13/2021
Rating: 
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Ankeet Bhatt, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 

 

Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH
Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Anubodh Varshney, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow 
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

 

PLANNER AND FACULTY DISCLOSURES
In accordance with the Food and Drug Administration, the speakers have disclosed that there is the potential for discussions concerning off-label uses of a commercial product/device during this educational activity.

Any person who may contribute to the content of this continuing education activity must disclose relevant relationships (and any known relationships of their spouse/partner) with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. A commercial interest is defined as an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients. Relevant relationships include receiving from a commercial interest research grants, consultant fees, travel, other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone any bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

PLANNER AND FACULTY DISCLOSURES
In accordance with the Food and Drug Administration, the speakers have disclosed that there is the potential for discussions concerning off-label uses of a commercial product/device during this educational activity.

Any person who may contribute to the content of this continuing education activity must disclose relevant relationships (and any known relationships of their spouse/partner) with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. A commercial interest is defined as an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients. Relevant relationships include receiving from a commercial interest research grants, consultant fees, travel, other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone any bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

PLANNERS
Bryan Taylor, PharmD–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

PRESENTERS
Ankeet Bhatt, MD–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.
Anubodh Varshney, MD–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.
Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH––has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.
 

In support of improving patient care, Creative Educational Concepts is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

CEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
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