2018 BHHI Cardiovascular Symposium for the Primary Care Physician

Date & Location
Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, J.A. Gilbreath Conference Center, Little Rock, AR

Target Audience
Cardiovascular Disease, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn

Cardiovascular Symposium for the Primary Care Provider

  1. Distinguish and identify the different etiologies of edema and when/if they should refer to a cardiologist
  2. Describe new technologies to increase collaborative care of patients with cardiac disease.
  3. Describe potential complications of prescribing Testosterones, NSAIDs, and ADHD medications for patients at high risk of Cardiac Events.
  4. Distinguish the treatment options for stating intolerant patients and be able to discuss with patients all therapeutic options
  5. Explain to patients the potential for long term detrimental impact of untreated sleep apnea.
  6. Describe abnormalities found in ECG and Holter monitoring scans and how to explain those abnormalities to patients and furthermore when to refer to specialist.
  7. Appropriately facilitate the care and treatment of patients needing ASA, Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation therapy.
  8. Describe how diabetes impacts mortality and morbidity of patients as it relates to cardiac disease.
  9. Appropriately manage medications for patients with both Atrial Fibrillation and Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia.
  10. Describe the different valvular abnormalities and treatment plan and next steps with valvular abnormalities are identified.
  11. Explain the new hypertension guidelines and how they differ from previous guidelines.
  12. Distinguish between treatment options for PFO and ASD. Furthermore, be able to manage or triage patients who have had TAVR and MitralClip.

For registration information, contact Angela Benight at 501-227-7596.


In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 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.