Modifying Cardiovascular Risk Parameters Through Effective Management of Obesity and Relevant Comorbidities
April 28, 2023
April 28, 2024
Obesity, Cardiovascular Health
Obesity, Cardiovascular Health
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This activity is co-provided by AMEDCO
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hours
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, and supporting healthcare professionals who manage patients with obesity.
This enduring activity has been designed for healthcare professionals who manage obesity patients. The program will seek to help HCPs increase their recognition of obesity as a disease; recognize the burden of comorbidities associated with obesity; and increase their ability to apply clinical data to guide treatment selection for obesity. Learners will also recognize the need for implementing guideline-based management of obesity across providers and increase their comfort with the integration of weight reduction pharmacotherapy.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Summarize the characteristics of obesity from a pathophysiologic perspective, including effects on cardiovascular outcomes and associated disease-related burdens
- Evaluate barriers to recognition of obesity as a medical diagnosis in the cardiology setting that require therapeutic intervention in addition to lifestyle change
- Interpret clinical evidence in weight reduction with currently available and emerging therapies for obesity management from a cardiology perspective
- Synthesize best practices from evidence-based guidelines to individualize the medical management of obesity from a cardiology perspective
- Assess best practices for the cardiologist in coordination of multidisciplinary care and shared decision-making approaches for patients with obesity
Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC
East Hills, NY
Gerald V. Naccarelli MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA
Bernard Trabin Chair of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Physician Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC 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.
Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.
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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Responsibility
- Javier Morales, MD
- Consulting Fee: Novo Nordisk, Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer
- Speakers Bureaus: Novo Nordisk, Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, and Amgen
- Gerald V. Naccarelli MD
- Consulting Fees: Sanofi, Acesion, Milestone, InCarda Therapeutics, and Glaxo Smith Kline
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
CME Content Review
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CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer. The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
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- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Complete the online post-test and evaluation
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