Hypertriglyceridemia

Novel Options for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia

Overview

Overview
This webcast includes an integrated case presentation designed to facilitate learner interaction and active participation. Patient cases illustrate residual CV risk and the need for additional therapy for reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. Learners will review the latest evidence with omega-3 fatty acids and identify patients who are appropriate candidates for treatment to reduce CV risk. 

Target Audience
The target audience for this CME initiative is primary care providers (IM/FP/GP-MD/DO) and NP/PAs in primary care settings.

Learning Objectives
  1. Assess the role of elevated triglycerides (TG) and their contribution to residual cardiovascular risk in patients with dyslipidemia  

  2. Review the safety and efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids for reducing the risk cardiovascular (CV) events 

  3. Apply the latest evidence to identify dyslipidemia patients who would be appropriate candidates for CV risk reduction with omega-3 fatty acid

Activity Launch Date - 10/31/19
Expiration Date - 10/31/20


Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin.

Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Statement of Independence
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Copyright Information
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