Part 2
An In-Practice View: Moving Beyond Statins to Decrease Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Atherosclerotic Disease

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Deepak L Bhatt, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston, MA


This online activity will look at chronic hypercholesterolemia as a pathogenic factor in cardiovascular disease. With a focus on PCSK9- inhibitor therapy, the talk will assess clinical trials and cardiovascular outcomes against the backdrop of residual cardiovascular risk in patients on maximally tolerated statin therapy.


This activity is intended for interventional cardiologists involved in the management of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to hypercholesterolemia.


Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss the PCSK9 inhibitor clinical trial data in the management of high-risk patients post acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and other cardiovascular events
  • Review the medical economics of PCSK9 inhibition in the post-ACS patient despite the use of maximally-tolerated statin therapy


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia.

CNE Credits:
0.5 ANCC Contact Hour

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs


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Dr. Bhatt conducts research for Abbott, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer lngelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiesi, Eisai, Ethicon, Forest Laboratories, ldorsia, Ironwood, lschemix, Lilly, Medtronic, PhaseBio, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, Synaptic, and The Medicines Company.

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The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE content review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

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Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.


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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


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1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the online activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.


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RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: April 1, 2020

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