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Program Detail

Program Title

Second Opinion - Episode #501: Coronary Microvascular Disease
Release Date: April-01-09
Credit Expiration Date: March-31-10

Faculty

Peter Salgo, MD, Moderator
Columbia University Medical Center

Louis Papa, MD
Primary Care Physician
Partner Olsan Medical Group
Strong Health
Rochester, NY

Kathy Kastan, LCSW, MAEd
Social Worker
Immediate Past President, WomenHeart
Cordova, TN

Kim Kachmann-Geltz
Patient, Coronary Microvascular Disease
Hilton Head, SC

Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Director Women's Heart Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Burg, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Gladys Velarde, MD
Director Women's Heart Program
Strong Heart and Vascular Center
Rochester, NY

Credit Hours

.75

Medium

Online Presentation

Program Description

Second Opinion is a television broadcast that brings together primary care and medical specialists to reveal how experts tackle real medical issues, and in the process improve general health literacy and physician-patient communication through case-based discussion.

Is it possible to have heart disease and yet appear to have healthy coronary arteries? The surprising answer is a resounding "yes." Up until about a decade ago, patients with cardiovascular disease symptoms, but with no evidence of blockages in their larger coronary arteries, posed a medical mystery for doctors. Thanks to advances in diagnostic tools, researchers discovered the problem with these patients occurred not because of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the larger coronary arteries, but rather in the smaller coronary arteries. "Coronary microvascular disease" or "coronary MVD" was born.

Program Developer/Facilitator

University of Rochester Office of Continuing Professional Education

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After watching this episode, participants should be able to:

  1. Name three key points a patient and health care professional should know about coronary microvascular disease.
  2. Recognize the barriers to effective communication between a health care professional and patient about coronary microvascular disease.
  3. List some of the standards of care and differences of professional opinion on coronary microvascular disease.

Disclosures

Peter Salgo, MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Louis Papa,MD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Kathy Kastan, LCSW, MAEd declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Kim Kachmann-Geltz declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.


Noel Bairey Merz, MD: Consultant: Novartis, CMP Media, Rodale Press, CDC, Bayer, University of Pittsburgh, Remillard and Associates, Navigant,
Hunt and Associates, Pfizer, NHLBI; Lecture Honorarium: Stanford University, Association of Black Cardiologists, Berlin Heart Institute, MedReviews/CVT, Madera Medical Society, Bayer, American College of Physicians,Mayo Clinic, University of New Mexico; Stock: Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, ATS Medical, Johnson and Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Matthew Burg, PhD declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Gladys Velarde, MD: Grant/Research Support: Pfizer; Consultant and Speakersí Bureau: Pfizer, Novartis.


Planning Committee Disclosures

Roger M. Oskvig, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Apostalakos, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

William Hall, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Michael Holmes, MD*:
Portland Pediatrics
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Raymond Mayewski, MD*:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Peter Salgo, MD*:
Columbia University Medical Center
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists.

Fiona Willis*:
WXXI Public Broadcasting
Declared that no financial interest or relationship exists

Credit Statements

Physicians:

Accreditation:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Certification: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME. Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CME credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practiioners:

Most certifying and regulatory bodies permit nurse practitioners to utilize activities carrying AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Please check with your certifying or regulatory organization to confirm if this activity qualifies for credit.

Commercial Support Statements

Major funding for Second Opinion provided by BlueCross BlueShield Association. Additional funding provided by University of Rochester Medical Center.

Certificate Fee

$0.00

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