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Mandatory Course: points
Authors(s): Prof. I Graham (Ireland) - Dr. M-T Cooney (Ireland) - Prof. M F Piepoli (Italy) - Prof. A Hoes (The Netherlands)
Last Updated: 29/03/2019

The aim of this program is to facilitate healthcare professionals in learning about Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention as recommended by the 6th Joint Task Force European Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Clinical Practice (2016), with an emphasis on case-based studies and multiple choice questions.

Upon completion of this learning course, participants should:

• Understand the need for a preventive strategy for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the important issues in the epidemiology of CVD. 
• Understand the total CVD risk approach; know the priorities for CVD prevention in clinical practice and risk factors targets
• Know how to use SCORE, and understand the notions of relative risk / cardiovascular risk age 
• Apply the guidelines when assessing patients in a clinical setting; use the guidelines to identify high risk patients and make appropriate risk factor management decisions
• Be familiar with CVD Prevention audits
• Know how to facilitate more effective cardiovascular disease prevention

Acknowledgement: Supported by Pfizer LTD in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

The ESCeLearning platform is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activities for medical specialists. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

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