The Weight of Cardiovascular Risk: Addressing Obesity in Cardiac Patients

The weight of cardiovascular risk: Addressing obesity in cardiac patients

Patient-clinician communication about obesity management

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  • Overview

    Recently, the findings of the large SELECT trial were published, in which the cardiovascular effect of a GLP-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) was investigated in patients with CVD and overweight or obesity. Why was this trial performed, what are the outcomes and how should the findings be interpreted?

    This course consists of 4 episodes. Watch all episodes, answer pre- and post-test questions, and start earning CME credits.

  • Program Highlights

    This educational program consists of 3 presentations and a discussion on obesity and cardiovascular risk.

    Obesity: A Looming Cardiovascular Threat – Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Impact
    Naveed Sattar, MD, PhD – Glasgow, UK 

    • Naveed Sattar explains the relationship between adiposity and CVD by presenting evidence from epidemiological studies, genetic data, pathways to ASCVD and weight loss studies.    

    Why Cardiologists Should Be Interested in Obesity and Its Treatment
    John Deanfield, MD – London, UK 

    • The SELECT trial demonstrated CV benefits with use of the GLP-1RA semaglutide in patients with obesity and CVD, but without diabetes. John Deanfield reviews the findings of this trial and those of other new anti-obesity medications and shares implications of these developments. 

    Patient-Clinician Communication About Obesity Management
    Martha Gulati, MD – Los Angeles, CA, US 

    • Patient-clinician communication about obesity management is burdened by weight stigmata and bias. Martha Gulati speaks on this topic and how to welcome discussions regarding weight.  

    John Deanfield, MD – London, UK
    Naveed Sattar, MD, PhD – Glasgow, UK
    Martha Gulati, MD – Los Angeles, CA, US

    • Watch a panel discussion with Q&A on obesity and cardiovascular risk.
  • Instructions

    • Watch the four videos and answer the pre- and post-test questions
    • Fill in the evaluation questions
    • Download CME Certificate

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  • Learning Objectives

    • Describe the impact of obesity as both an independent cardiovascular risk factor and a chronic, progressive disease 
    • Identify patients at risk for cardiovascular events who would benefit from weight management therapies   
    • Develop comprehensive multidisciplinary weight management plans that adopt strategies for motivational interviewing and shared decision making
  • Target Audience

    This educational activity is designed for all healthcare professionals with an interest in management of patients with obesity.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This online course is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals (EBAC) for 60 minutes of effective education time.

    Through an agreement between EBAC 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™.

  • Commercial Support

    Funding for this educational program was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PACE-cme.

  • System Requirements

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      • Google Chrome for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android
      • Apple Safari for Mac OS and iOS
      • Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android
      • Microsoft Edge for Windows
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