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HLVI Conference Focuses on Tennessee Health Concerns

Big 4 Cancer Conference UTGSMThe annual Heart, Lung, Vascular Update for Primary Care Providers is scheduled for October 2-3 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and registation is open. As reported by the American Heart Association, someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 60 seconds in the United States. According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee's leading cause of death is from diseases of the heart. Coronary heart disease affects approximately 13 million Americans and Tennessee remains ranked 44th in cardiovascular deaths and 39th in overall health. In 2010, Tennessee ranked 14th highest state in smoking prevalence and 7th highest obesity prevalence, both of which are contributors to heart disease. Using case-based examples and panel discussion, the Heart, Lung, Vascular Update for Primary Care Providers will focus on these and other health-related issues and offer guidance to emergency medicine, internal medicine and primary care healthcare professionals on treatment outcomes for patients in the area of novel anticoagulant use, minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart disease and the recognition and management of pulmonary hypertension.

The HLV conference is offered by the UT Graduate School of Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine and is directed by Stuart Bresee, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Chief, Cardiology Division. Registration and information are available at www.tennessee.edu/cme/HLV2015/. For more information, contact Continuing Education and Professional Development at 865-305-9190 or CME@utmck.edu.



Posted September 1, 2015

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