Clinical Cardiology 1109 - Clinical Cardiology Alert - Sep 01, 2007

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for the cardiologist.


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Physician Editor
Michael H. Crawford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Cardiology
University of California
San Francisco

Peer Reviewer
Rakesh Mishra, MD, FACC
Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group
Berkeley, CA

Editorial Board Members
John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of Virginia

Jonathan Abrams, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of New Mexico


  • Aliskiren and Valsartan for Hypertension
  • Beta-Blockers for Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
  • Serial Biomarkers in Heart Failure
  • ICDs for HCM
  • Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias in ARVD/C
  • Vulnerable Plaques by CT


  • to present the latest information regarding diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease
  • to discuss the pros and cons of these interventions, as well as possible complications
  • to discuss the pros, cons, and cost-effectiveness of new and traditional diagnostic tests
  • to present current data regarding outpatient care of cardiac patients

Financial Disclosure:

Clinical Cardiology Alert's physician editor, Michael H. Crawford, MD, is on the speaker's bureau for Pfizer. The peer reviewer, Rakesh Mishra, MD, FACC, reports no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, or other financial relationship with any company related to this field of study. Editorial board member John P. DiMarco, MD, PhD is a consultant for Novartis, and does research for Medtronic and Guidant. Editorial board member Jonathan Abrams, MD serves on the speaker's bureau for Merck, Pfizer, and Parke-Davis.

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