Cardiovascular Team of the ACC

ACC National Cardiovascular Team Section

The ACC’s Cardiovascular Team Member Section is the home for cardiovascular team professionals within our Washington State Chapter advocating for and advancing priorities of interest to the community.

Presentations from the Cardiovascular Team Educational Program on February 4, 2017

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiovascular Team Educational Day held at the Seattle Airport Mariott. Sandy Perlmutter, NP, AACC and Jennifer Beckman, MSN, ARNP, CHFN kicked off our program with a few opening comments and then we heard from several speakers. We wrapped up the event with a wine and cheese reception. 

 

 

1. Presentation: “Technology Update: Nuclear Imaging “

by Laurie Soine ARNP, PhD (University of Washington)

2. Presentation: “What’s New in Echocardiography”

by Sarah Curtis, RDCS (AE and PE – University of Washington)

3. Presentation: “TAVR: Now an Outpatient Procedure?”

by James McCabe, MD, FACC  (University of Washington)

4. Presentation: “Lipid Management”

by Eugene Yang, MD, FACC (University of Washington)
Incoming Governor WA ACC

5. Presentation: “Update in Heart Failure”

by Claudius Mahr, DO, FACC (University of Washington)

Cardiovascular Team Dinner Program on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiovascular Team Dinner Program held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane. Deanna Jones, RN
welcomed us with a few opening comments and then we heard from two excellent presenters.

 
 
1. Presentation: “Sprint Trial:  Should We Incorporate These Results Into Clinical Practice?” view powerpoint slides

By Eugene Yang, MD, FACC
Incoming Governor WA ACC
Medical Director, UW Medicine, Eastside Specialty Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington Medical Center

2. Presentation: “Heart Failure: Treatment and Management”

By Andrew T. Coletti, MD, FACC

Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Heart Program
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

 

Admission:
WA ACC Members and students only $10!
Non-Members are $25
2 CE credits are available for Registered Nurses for this course.

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Interesting article posted to JACC | Volume 51, Issue 5, February 20

Evaluation and Long-Term Prognosis of New-Onset, Transient, and Persistent Anemia in Ambulatory Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

by W.H. Wilson Tang, MD, FACC; Wilson Tong, MSc; Anil Jain, MD, et al

Objectives
This study sought to determine the characteristics and long-term prognosis of anemia in ambulatory patients with chronic heart failure.

Background
Anemia is prevalent in heart failure, and may portend poor outcomes.

Methods
We reviewed 6,159 consecutive outpatients with chronic stable heart failure at baseline, short-term (3-month) follow-up, and long-term (6-month) follow-up between 2001 and 2006. Clinical, demographic, laboratory, and echocardiographic data were reviewed from electronic medical records. Mortality rates were determined from 6-month follow-up to end of study period.

Results
Prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin [Hb] <12 g/dl for men, <11 g/dl for women) was 17.2% in our cohort. Diabetes, B-natriuretic peptide, left ventricular ejection fraction, and estimated glomerular filtration rate were independent predictors of baseline anemia. Documented evaluation of anemia was found in only 3% of all anemic patients, and better in internal medicine than in cardiology clinics. At 6-month follow-up, new-onset anemia developed in 16% of patients without prior anemia, whereas 43% patients with anemia at baseline had resolution of their hemoglobin levels. Higher total mortality rates were evident in patients with persistent anemia (58% vs. 31%, p < 0.0001) or with incident anemia (45% vs. 31%, p < 0.0001) compared with those with without anemia at 6 months.

Conclusions
These observations in a broad unselected outpatient cohort suggest that anemia in patients with heart failure is under-recognized and underevaluated. However, resolution of anemia was evident in up to 43% of patients who presented initially with anemia, and did not pose greater long-term risk for all-cause mortality. However, the presence of persistent anemia conferred poorest survival in patients with heart failure when compared with that of incident, resolved, or no anemia.

 

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Cardiovascular Team Educational Program on February 13, 2016

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiovascular Team Educational Program held at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Sandy Perlmutter, NP, AACC welcomed us and introduced our 3 presenters for the day. 

 
 

1. Presentation: “Stress Cardiomyopathy”

By Tom Amidon, MD

2. Presentation: “Human research subjects protections in a combat zone: The role of the Joint Combat Casualty Research Team”

By Leilani Siaki, NP      

3. Presentation: “Update in Congestive Heart Failure – A Team Approach”

By Neal Perlmutter, MD, FACC

Admission:
WA ACC Members  and Students $ 25  
Non-Members are $50  (refundable if you join the WA ACC!)
3 CE credits are available for Registered Nurses for this course.

Cardiovascular Team Dinner Program on September 10, 2015 

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiovascular Team Dinner Program held at the Courtyard Spokane Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center. Deanna Jones, RN
welcomed us with a few opening comments and then we heard from two excellent presenters. 

1. Presentation: “Amiodarone Update on an old drug that has no rivals”

By Michael Kwasman, MD, FACC

2. Presentation: “Lipid Guidelines One Year Later:  No controversy, just lack of understanding.” view powerpoint slides 

By Neal Perlmutter, MD, FACC

Admission:
WA ACC Members and students only $10! 
Non-Members are $25
2 CE credits are available for Registered Nurses for this course.

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Presentations from the Cardiovascular Team Educational Program on February 7, 2015

 

 

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiovascular Team Educational Day held at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle. Relive the event through the speaker presentations from the day.

1. Presentation: “Statin Update: Changes and Challenges”

by Margo B. Minissian, PhDc, ACNP, CLS, AACC, FAHA

2. Presentation: “The Evolution of Anticoagulation Management for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation”

by David Garcia, MD, et al 

Topics: Lipids Update; Anticoagulation Management for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Location:
Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street. Seattle, WA 98101
3 CE credits are available for Registered Nurses for this course.
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Presentations from the Cardiovascular Team Educational Day on January 25, 2014

Thank you to all who attended our Cardiac Care Associates Educational Day held at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle. Relive the event through the speaker presentations from the day.

 

1. Presentation: “New and Old Anticoagulants: Choices, Options, Pitfalls”

by Neal S. Perlmutter, M.D., FACC, Clinical Cardiologist, Overlake Medical Clinics, Bellevue, WA 

2. Presentation: “Management of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk: What’s New”

by Savitha Subramanian MD, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington 

Educational Day Details:
Topics: “TAVR Talk”, New And Old Anticoagulants: Choices, Options, Pitfalls, Lipids Guidelines
Location:
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Stevens Room
721 Pine Street. Seattle, WA 98101

Admission:
WA ACC Members FREE as a member benefit!
All Students are FREE!
Non-Members are $25 (refundable if you join the WA ACC!)
3 CE credits are available for Registered Nurses for this course.

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