Update in Lipid Management
Elevated blood cholesterol is a well-documented major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 95 million of Americans age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels greater than 200 mg/dL and nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL. In this Webinar, Dr. Eugene Yang, MD, FACC, will teach how to recognize high-risk groups that warrant treatment with a statin, identify statin-related side effects and manage statin intolerance, and identify when to use non-statin treatments.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR (RECORDED ON APRIL 26, 2018)
CME CREDITS: 1.0 (SEE BELOW)
FACULTY: EUGENE YANG, MD, FACC
By the end of the session, participants will:
1. Recognize high-risk groups that warrant treatment with a statin
2. Identify statin-related side effects and learn how to manage statin intolerance
3. Learn how and when to use non-statin treatments
EUGENE YANG, MD, FACC
GOVERNOR, WASHINGTON CHAPTER, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, UW MEDICINE, EASTSIDE SPECIALTY CENTER
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Dr. Yang is medical director of the UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center and a UW clinical associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He is a member of the ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council and chair of the Hypertension Working Group.
Dr. Yang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and advanced cardiac imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Yang has particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension and lipid disorders. He is especially interested in the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease through aggressive risk-factor modification and lifestyle change. He also conducts research on new cholesterol-lowering therapies and appropriate treatment options for patients with coronary artery disease.
J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA
Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA
Pooja Mittal, DO
This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.
AAFP CREDIT STATEMENT
This Live series activity, Optimizing Management of Common Specialty Conditions in the Primary Care Setting, from 07/01/2017 - 07/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each webinar in the series is approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
This Live series activity is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 equivalent credits per webinar based on their participation.