Closing the Gap to Care: Assessing CAD and Improving Patient Outcomes with Revascularization

Closing the Gap to Care: Assessing CAD and Improving Patient Outcomes with Revascularization

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Are we really doing our best to assess CAD in our patients? Experts discuss ways to close gaps in care and improve patient outcomes.

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Time to complete: 30 minutes


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  • Overview

    Less than 20% of patients admitted to the hospital with new-onset heart failure are assessed for coronary artery disease (CAD) even though revascularization can improve survival. Many transplant patients go without a CAD assessment or intervention at earlier stages, but treatment could slow progression of their heart failure or even reverse it. Join Drs. Adam DeVore, Lauren Barron, and Navin Kapur as they discuss the gaps in care with CAD and how you can take action to improve your patients’ outcomes.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Adam DeVore, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC

    No disclosures reported.

    Lauren Barron, MD
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

    No disclosures reported.

    Navin Kapur, MD
    Associate Professor
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA

    No disclosures reported.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Howard Green has nothing to disclose.
    • Kate Nagele has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Recognize that patients with heart failure are often not assessed for coronary artery disease which can impact patient outcomes
    • Identify coronary artery disease and ischemia as drivers for worsening heart failure and the opportunity for revascularization to complement pharmacologic therapy to improve patient outcomes
    • Discuss revascularization data in high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiac surgery
    • Discuss the clinical impact of the heart team approach
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and primary care physicians.

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    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .5 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until January 31, 2024. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Abiomed, Inc.

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