Cardiology in Change: The Revolution in Cardiac Imaging satellite teleconference (Cardiac Imaging tel)

Venue: Viewing sites throughout the US & Canada

Location: Throughout the US & Canada, Throughout the US & Canada, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 04, 2003
Registration Date: Sep 27, 2003
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Cardiology is, indeed, changing! We now can alter outcome with rapid diagnosis, treatment and intervention. Imaging methods are becoming more central to patient care than ever before. There are so many new techniques and new things to do, clinicians are sometimes confused as to diagnostic or therapeutic approaches to common forms of heart disease.

Only 30 years ago we managed acute infarction with sedation, bed rest and oxygen therapy. Now there are rapid diagnoses, interventions and alterations in patient outcome. And despite these advances, heart disease is still the leading killer of adults in the industrialized world and will soon lead worldwide according to the World Health Organization.

Clinicians, caregivers of those with heart disease and administrators need to integrate these new capabilities into their clinical approach to patients … rather than a string of seeming competitive studies. What capabilities come with what cost and what is the benefit to patients?

Heart Centers are being established in large and mid-sized medical centers and critical patient care and financial decisions are being made with sometimes limited information. All clinicians and caregivers must know how to refer and provide the maximum patient benefit from imaging methods.

Cardiology in Change brings you new and useful information:

The newest and latest information for practice of everyday cardiology is critically reviewed using case oriented approaches and interview style discussion to enhance the learning experience. There are plenty of clinical examples that have made educational programs by this production team amongst the most popular of programs in the world.

This unique program is a summary of the current status and future projections for cardiac imaging into the foreseeable future. It uses concise lectures, magazine type commentary from experts around the world, case reviews, and faculty discussions to construct a didactic learning experience. There are many visual cues to help beginners or those with English as a second language.

Following the activity, participants should be able to:

-Review and discuss current and new cardiac imaging methods and their use.
-Discuss and critically review the interaction of these methods in diagnosis and management of patients with heart disease.
-Explain the role of these methods in changing outcome.
-Review the near and long range future of cardiac imaging, its cost and impact on patient care.

For a detailed listing of sites and registration cost, please refer to the program website.


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United States

Additional Information

Physicians/Administrators- $150 Nurses/Sonographers/Allied Health Professionals- $110 Fellows/Residents: $110 The Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.