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Preventing and Managing Heart Disease

Access a curated selection of activities—articles, audio modules and diagnostic challenges—on preventing, diagnosing and managing heart disease, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and health inequities on cardiovascular patient care. Test your knowledge and earn CME credits.

CME 24.25 Credits

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person dies every 33 seconds in the U.S. from heart disease. Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death. Education and training are critical in the battle to prevent CVD, from accurately measuring blood pressure to counseling patients on lifestyle modifications. To help improve outcomes for your patients with heart disease, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest guidelines and research as well as find ways to advance health equity, knowing cardiovascular disease morbidity disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minority groups.

This self-paced CME course features educational activities on the diagnosis and management of various heart conditions, emerging research on COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease, and more. You’ll also be able to test your knowledge with a series of heart-related Clinical Challenges. Preventing and Managing Heart Disease features education from a variety of trusted sources, including JAMA, the AMA Center Health Equity, Gaples Institute, Obesity Medicine Association, Stanford Medicine and more, in the following categories:

  1. Diagnosing and Managing Heart Disease — Familiarize yourself with guidelines on thoracic aortic dissection, stable angina, heart failure and more
  2. Preventing Heart Disease — Refresh your knowledge of BP measurement essentials, how to counsel patients on healthy diet and physical activity, and more
  3. COVID-19's Impact on Heart Disease — Gain a better understanding of some of the pandemic’s effects on heart health
  4. Heart Disease and Health Equity — Identify barriers to care and how to help advance health equity 
  5. Cardiology Clinical Challenges — Examine clinical scenarios and the accompanying image to arrive at a correct diagnosis

Who is This CME For?

This course is relevant for U.S. and international physicians, medical students and trainees, nurses, and other health professionals.

For more than 170 years, the AMA has played a key role in the development of best practices to tackle emerging health care challenges in the United States. Interested in accreditation details? Find accreditation information for each activity at the bottom of the corresponding quiz page. CME requirements vary by state. Visit our State CME Requirements page to learn more about specific requirements.

For more educational activities on this topic, browse Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention Education from the AMA.


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