At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:
1) Understand what medications have been shown to reduce cardiovascular events in patients with chronic coronary artery disease.
2) Be able to apply new lipid guidelines to patient with chronic coronary artery disease
3) Appreciate the importance of lifestyle change in patients with chronic coronary artery disease
Professional practice gap to be addressed: One-third of adults in the U.S. have hypertension. Of these, 36 million have uncontrolled hypertension and at least 16 million in the U.S. are on medications for hypertension but not yet under control. Three out of four people with uncontrolled hypertension, or 26 million people in the U.S., visited a health care professional at least twice in the prior year, but still are not under control.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, medical students and residents, health care administrators