Cardiology Legends

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LEGENDS Series

Placing Modern Cardiovascular Medicine in Context

 

The LEGENDS expert faculty review key milestones in the field of cardiovascular medicine, explore the data behind changing paradigms and offer perspectives on the latest promising research and innovations.

LEGENDS faculty members also actively contribute to molding the curriculum in CurrentMD™ Cardiology. This series is available only to CurrentMD Cardiology subscribers!

 

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Prevention: Our Evolving Understanding of Hypertension – Past, Present, and Future

Presented by:

George Bakris, MD

Description:

In this activity, hypertension legend, Dr. George Bakris is interviewed by preventive cardiologist Dr. Martha Gulati. Dr. Bakris provides an insightful review of the evolution of hypertension guidelines and discusses how treatment of hypertension in pregnancy has changed over the years. He gives perspective on the success of hypertension trials in enrolling diverse populations and what the focus should be for treating hypertension in the future. Read a Q&A  Watch a Video on Measuring Blood Pressure

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Coronary Artery Disease: A Retrospective

Presented by:

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC

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Heart Disease legend, Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, explores the remarkable advances leading to improved coronary artery disease outcomes, highlighting the ongoing role of CVD risk factors, and noting threats and opportunities for the management of CAD in the future. Read a Q&A

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Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies: Treatment, Trials, and Recent Updates

Presented by:

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC

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Heart failure legend, Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, provides a comprehensive review of new and emerging treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), including SGLT2 inhibitors, vericiguat, and omecamtiv. She also highlights the need to target specific etiologies and comorbidities in heart failure.

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Biykem Bozkurt, MD

Electrophysiology: State of the Science

Presented by:

Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, FESC

Description:

EP legend, Dr. Hugh Calkins, provides a retrospective of the field, reviewing key milestones, discussing barriers to the development of antiarrhythmic drugs, and highlighting strategies for managing rhythm disorders in the future. He also identifies emerging evidence with the potential to change practice in the field. Read a Q&A

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Valvular Disease: An Overview in 2022

Presented by:

Rick A. Nishimura, MD, MACC, MACP

Description:

Valvular heart disease legend, Dr. Rick Nishimura, reviews how the paradigm for valvular heart disease management has evolved over time. With the emergence of less invasive interventions for treating valvular dysfunction, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation, thresholds for intervention have lowered. He also predicts future changes in valvular heart disease management including machine learning algorithms for assessing risk.

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Rick Nishimura, MD

 

Lipid Management “Pearls” from Randomized Controlled Trials

Presented by:

Neil J. Stone, MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

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In this activity, Dr. Neil Stone explains the benefits of RCTs and their crucial role in guidelines. He reviews landmark trials in lipid management and 10 pearls that are applicable to the management and prevention of ASCVD in your practice. Read a Q&A

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Past, Present, Future

Presented by:

Carole A. Warnes, MD, FACC

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Structural heart disease legend, Dr. Carole Warnes, discusses the past, present, and future of adult congenital heart disease. Advances in treatment have improved the survival of patients with repaired congenital heart disease, such that adult patients outnumber pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Warnes discusses challenges in the care of these patients, who face sequelae of congenital lesions, as well as the role of innovations such as tissue engineering and artificial intelligence.

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Carole Warnes, MD

 

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The Legends

George Bakris

MD, MA, FAHA, FASN
University of Chicago

Deepak Bhatt

MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Biykem Bozkurt

MD, PhD, FHFSA, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Baylor College of Medicine

Hugh Calkins

MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, FESC
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Rick Nishimura

MD, MACC, MACP
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Neil Stone

MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA, FNLA
Robert Bonow Professor of Medicine in Preventive Cardiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University

Carole Warnes

MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

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