4 Things a cardiologist should know about triglycerides
In this educational program the effect of triglycerides on CV risk is discussed in four lectures.
This course consists of the following lectures:
- The spectrum of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins - Jorge Plutzky, MD – Boston, MA, USA
- How can triglycerides increase CV risk? - Prof. Børge Nordestgaard, MD - Copenhagen, Denmark
- Three lines of evidence for triglycerides as a CV risk factor - Prof. Ph Gabriel Steg, MD – Paris, France
- Reducing triglycerides in REDUCE-IT - Prof. Deepak Bhatt, MD – Boston, MA, USA
After watching these four videos, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the spectrum of lipoproteins and their role in lipid transport
- Know another marker for lipid-associated CV risk, other than LDL-c and recall why this may be a better marker than LDL-c
- Explain how triglycerides can increase CV risk
- Discuss why triglycerides was not considered a CV risk factor in the past
- Recall findings of studies examining the effect of genetically determined high or low triglyceride levels
- Understand the differences in the designs of previous omega-3 fatty acids trials and the REDUCE-IT trial
- Reproduce outcomes of the REDUCE-IT trial
- Jorge Plutzky, M.D. is Director, Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Boston, MA, USA.
- Prof. Børge Nordestgaard, MD - Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark/ Chief Physician, Dept. Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital Denmark
- Prof Ph. Gabriel Steg is a cardiologist in the Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France. He is also Professor at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK.
- Prof. Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH is Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs and Professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
This educational activity is designed for cardiologists in secondary care and other healthcare professionals with an interest in treating high risk CV patients.
This online course is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hour of external CME credit.
Through an agreement between the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EBAC External CME credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EBAC credit to AMA credit can be found on the AMA website. Other health care professionals may obtain from the AMA a certificate of having participated in an activity eligible for conversion of credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Funding for this educational program was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Amarin.
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