Close to the Heart: The Importance of Recognizing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: Carlos Campos, MD, MPH, CDE
The objective of this program is to communicate the importance of addressing cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. The program will cover data on prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and intensive versus conventional glucose lowering on macrovascular complications. In addition, the program will review guidance from leading medical associations that is based upon completed cardiovascular outcome trials of antihyperglycemic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Clinical Adjunct Professor
UT Health San Antonio
The Endothelial Glycocalyx: The New Key to Vascular Health
Presenter: Mark Houston M.D., M.S., MSc, ABAARM, FAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM, DABC
Kristine Burke, M.D.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to devastate American patients, holding steady as the leading cause of death for adults. Further, vascular disorders are correlated with worse outcomes for COVID-19 and many other conditions. The prevention of vascular and endothelial dysfunction must be a priority for all clinicians today.
Emerging research prompts us to recognize the vital importance of supporting endothelial health to improve cardiovascular outcomes. Rapid advances in biomedical research technology have brought a critical structure called the endothelial glycocalyx (EGX) into the spotlight for vascular health. Simply stated, you cannot have a healthy endothelium without a healthy EGX. This essential and delicate structure can be damaged by many common conditions, including high blood glucose, inflammation, aging, oxidative stress, and other conditions.
In this webinar, you will learn how the lining of the endothelium (the endothelial glycocalyx, or EGX), may be the often-overlooked element for restoring vascular health.
Understand the foundational role of the endothelium through a systems biology lens
Describe how the endothelium acts as a foundational structure for overall cardiovascular health
List the multiple roles of the endothelial glycocalyx (EGX), including its protective, regulatory and communication roles for endothelial function
Explain how the EGX is damaged through several common conditions
Understand recent advances in the EGX research and clinical studies
Apply clinical treatments proven to protect and restore EGX structure and function
M.D., M.S., MSc, ABAARM, FAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM, DABC
Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology
Medical Director of Division of Human Nutrition
Medical Director of Clinical Research
ASH Specialist in Clinical Hypertension (FASH)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (1990-2012)
Kristine Burke, M.D., is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, and fully certified in Functional Medicine. She is the Medical Director for Help Your Diabetes – Sacramento, and has practiced the full spectrum of family medicine in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills areas since 1997.