duration: 45 minutes
Health & Wellness
Coronary Calcium Scanning: Role in Preventive Cardiology
This webinar will review the studies supporting the use of coronary calcium scoring and its recommendation in the new 2018 cholesterol management guidelines.
- —Understand the background, pathophysiology of coronary calcium and rationale for coronary calcium screening.
- —Understand the relation of coronary calcium to future cardiovascular disease events and mortality.
- —Understand the benefits of coronary calcium screening.
- —Understand the current guidelines for coronary calcium screening and its role in choosing which patients are most suitable for treatment according to the 2018 cholesterol management guidelines.
Presenter: Nathan D. Wong, PhD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California; Past President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology.
Time of talk: 45 minutes