Participant Experience

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Past participants of this course consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice and outcomes. Here are a few comments from recent attendees:
 

The speakers were simply outstanding along with the appropriate level at which they taught; seeing their own mutual respect for each other and their profession was most inspiring.
 

Update in Clinical Cardiology was an excellent course given by physicians dedicated to their specialty and truly experts in their field.
 

The degree of evidence-based practice and recent research discussed and incorporated into recommendations was exceptional.
 

It is always a great pleasure to see physicians who actually see patients and have clinical experience and recognize evidence rather than merely following guidelines.
 

I rely on this course for my yearly update for the "best practice" of current/contemporary clinical cardiology.
 

Cutting-edge information was presented in every lecture.
 

The clinically useful knowledge presented in this course, especially concerning syncope, cardiac markers, PE, AF and the NOACs, and cardiac oncology, was truly exceptional.
 

The research on exercise and the heart and RNA as well as the cardio-oncology information was cutting edge.
 

The course was very comprehensive, with an outstanding faculty, and ample opportunity to ask questions and speak one-on-one with presenters.
 

This program has updated my management of pulmonary HTN, PE and Coronary Artery Disease, as well as evaluation and management of syncope in the ER.
 

As an internist working as a hospitalist in a 25-bed critical access hospital, I will utilize the clinically practical information provided in the course: the cardiac markers, new management of HF, management of ACS, and excellent information on syncope.
 

After this course, I am confident that I will appropriately use diagnostic and therapeutic tools to treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
 

I am now more up to date with diagnostic and treatment decisions.
 

I have changed my management of the lipid panel and made adjustments to statin therapy.
 

In the days after returning to practice after this course, I was already dosing medications differently. 
 

This course provided me with excellent resources to provide for statistical data for treatment (pharmacological and intervention/procedures), and up-to-date imaging recommendations.
 

I now make better use of new developments in percutaneous valves and NOACs.
 

My practice has implemented the new guidelines referable to management of CAD/dyslipidemia.
 

I have instituted more aggressive anticoagulation of elderly AFib patients, and pay closer attention to potential cardiac diagnoses in younger patients presenting with what seems like initially non-cardiac symptoms.
 

I have begun using the DAPT score to inform length-of-treatment decisions.
 

In sports cardiology, I now Instruct CVT's to push young athletes to true max performance and consider Zio monitoring during whatever training activity causes symptoms.
 

Attending this program has updated and changed my practice in many ways, including encouraging statin use in aneurysm patients, stopping HCTZ monotherapy for HTN on new consults, more referrals of HFpEF patients to cardiac rehab, and encouraging 24/7 O2 therapy in PAH patients.
 

I have arranged to start doing screening ABIs and formal 6-minute walk tests in the office.
 

Only a few days after taking this course, I began looking into a ReACT program for CRT patients, and contacted our interventional cardiologists about VAD insertions.
 

I have become more attuned to the cardiac effects of oncology drugs, am fine tuning beta blocker use, and refining my work-up of syncope.
 

This program had uniformally good lecture presentation and excellent content.
 

Many presenters shared "tips" that were amazingly helpful.
 

The topics were presented in an interesting, succinct, effective and up-to-date manner. Excellent speakers and presentations.