Guidelines in Clinical Practice – The Reality of Cardiovascular Risk Management Today

August 30, 2011

Venue: ESC Congress 2011 – Paris / France
Time: 14.00-15.30 
Course Director: Prof. Karl Swedberg

1 CME credit

Learning Objectives:

  • To highlight, that the practice of evidence-based medicine remains suboptimal by examining the degree of adherence to guideline recommendations for the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
  • To highlight that this poor adherence to scientific guidelines is a major factor contributing to the underdiagnosis and under--2management of CVD risk
  • To identify the barriers to scientific-guideline adherence and consider strategies for improving the implementation of guideline recommendations in clinical practice
  • To evaluate how CVD risk management can be tailored to individual patients to optimise prevention and treatment
  • To demonstrate how recent registries and clinical trials have helped define optimal management of different at-risk patient populations
  • To highlight shortcomings in standard traditional CVD risk assessment, examine how emerging risk factors can improve the diagnosis of CVD risk, and to consider how these novel risk factors should be incorporated into future CVD prevention guidelines

Target audience:

Trained Cardiologists, Lipidologists, Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, and Research Scientists

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