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Webinar Spotlight

Looming Cardiometabolic Crisis: a Conversation about Race

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Rachel M. Bond,

LaPrincess C. Brewer,

Alanna A. Morris,

Mashli Fleurestil
Recorded on February 22, 2022
Despite therapeutic advances, the cardiometabolic disease burden remains disproportionally high in patients from racial and ethnic populations. The reasons for these disparities are complex and underlined by social determinants of health and limited access to appropriate healthcare, among other factors. During this webinar, Dr. Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, hosted a panel with key opinion leaders to discuss the current state of these disparities as well as strategies to better help close these gaps going forward.

Cardiometabolic Health Disparities in Hispanic Americans

Veronica Vital, Ph.D., RN

Alexandra Salcedo, RDN

During this webinar Dr. Veronica Vital and Alexandra Salcedo discussed cardiometabolic health disparities in Hispanic Americans: data, perspectives, and the role of nutrition in improving outcomes.
Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD
Kim A. Williams, Sr.

Nutrition and Cardiovascular Mortality

During this webinar, internationally-recognized cardiologist Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD, discussed the impacts of nutrition on cardiovascular mortality, as well as common-sense nutritional approaches that have been proven to reduce CV burden in high-risk cardiometabolic patients.

Prem Soman

Cardiac TTR Amyloidosis: Contemporary Diagnosis and Therapy

In this webinar,  Prem Soman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, reviews the diagnosis and treatment for ATTR-CM.

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Christie M. Ballantyne

Evolving Lipid Management

CMHC co-chair Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, will discuss the topic of CVD prevention in the cardiometabolic patient in light of the recently released cholesterol and comprehensive primary prevention guidelines. Dr. Ballantyne will also discuss the evolution of lipid therapy and lipid targets, including the role of Lp(a) and hypertriglyceridemia in treatment and prevention, as well as lifestyle and obesity management.

Pam Taub

The Importance of Navigating Female Cardiometabolic Care

Dr Pam Taub will discuss the unique risk factors and challenges faces by women in cardiometabolic health. As Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Taub also serves as Director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, focusing on best practices to actively engage patients and the community in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Anne L. Peters

The Emerging Role of Technology in Type 2 Diabetes Management

CMHC faculty and diabetes expert Dr. Anne L. Peters discusses why we need to look beyond HbA1c as a target, particularly for patients with cardiovascular risk, and how technology can help improve outcomes. Dr. Peters also discusses practical steps and strategies to optimize the use of technology, including CGM devices, for diabetes management in everyday practice.

George Bakris

Cardio-Renal Benefits with GLP-1 RAs and SGLT-2 Inhibitors

CMHC Chairs George Bakris, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center at University of Chicago Medicine and Jay S. Skyler, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, & Psychology, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, review the recent data about the cardio-renal benefits with GLP-1 RAs and SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes, and what they mean to the practicing clinician.

Robert H. Eckel

The Management of Hypertriglyceridemia

CMHC Chair Robert H. Eckel, M.D, Charles A Boettcher II Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis, Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes and the Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus will review the potential causes and considerations in patients with hypertriglyceridemia (HTG), including those with severe HTG, and appropriate management.

Christos S. Mantzoros

NASH in a Dash

Dr. Christos S. Mantzoros will discuss the increasing prevalence and clinical significance of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), what leads to NASH and its complications, current treatments, and what the future holds.  As Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Adj. Prof. at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Mantzoros also serves as the Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Boston VA Healthcare System and the Director of Human Nutrition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Navin C. Nanda

Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians

Navin C. Nanda, MD, Distinguished Professor Of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and President of International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU), discusses the prevalence, risk factors, as well as screening and treatment of CAD in the South Asian population.

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Christie M. Ballantyne

Emerging Approaches to LDL-C Lowering

CMHC chair and renowned lipids expert Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, reviews the rationale and evidence for emerging LDL-C lowering agents, including inclisiran and bempedoic acid, as well as their potential practice implications in the near future.

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Keith C. Ferdinand

Challenge of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

CMHC Senior Planning Committee member Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, reviews the impact of ethnicity and race in CVD risk, and the increased risk for cardiometabolic disease in certain ethnic minorities.

Gregory Poland

The Novel Coronavirus: Going Viral

Interview with Gregory Poland, MD, Distinguished Investigator of the Mayo Clinic, and Director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group, on what physicians need to know about the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Deepak Bhatt

Antithrombotic Therapy In Diabetes Patients

CMHC Senior Planning Committee member and renowned physician and researcher, discuss the results of THEMIS and THEMIS-PCI Studies and their clinical practice implications.

Holly Wyatt, MD
Holly Wyatt

Lifestyle Approaches to Weight Reductions: Challenges and Opportunities

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs University of Alabama at Birmingham Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, discussed the challenges faced by physicians in counseling their patients while providing practical tips that can help curb the obesity epidemic.

Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction for Type 2 Diabetes

Amy McKenzie, PhD

Sarah Hallberg

During this webinar Drs. Amy McKenzie and Sarah Hallberg discussed both the evidence for and implementation of carbohydrate restriction for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

Anne L. Peters

Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

CMHC chair Anne Peters, MD, discusses the role of CGM in optimizing glucose control, exercise and nutrition in diabetes patients undergoing cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

Deepak Bhatt

REDUCE-IT: Data, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

CMHC Senior Planning Committee member and renowned physician and researcher Dr. Deepak Bhatt, will overview the recent advances in addressing residual atherosclerotic risk. While hypercholesterolemia is an important, modifiable risk factor of ASCVD, residual risk may be present after optimization of LDL-C levels. Recent results with icosapent ethyl, as demonstrated by the REDUCE-IT trial, have shown that this agent can significantly reduce atherosclerotic events in high-risk hypertriglyceridemic patients with clinical ASCVD or type 2 diabetes and additional markers of increased risk. Dr. Bhatt, one of the principal investigators of the REDUCE-IT trial, will review the results of this trial and its clinical practice implications.