Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for the Frontline Clinician
Be Empowered and Equipped to Handle Any Type of Cardiovascular Emergency with The Heart Course Self‑Study Program.
Learn and Apply Emerging Data, New Guidelines, and Optimal Treatment Strategies for the Management of Cardiac and Vascular Emergencies.
- Aspirin or Maalox? The Risky Business of Chest Pain
- Fatal Attraction: Deadly Rhythms
- Don’t skip a beat: Transvenous and transcutaneous pacing
- Fainting Dead Away: Cardiogenic Syncope
- An ACS to grind: Legal Disasters
- Pump DOWN the volume: Acute heart failure
- Ripping my heart out: Aortic dissection
- Just say no: Cardiotoxic drugs
- Revealing the truth in mysterious ways: Non-cardiac killers in ECG
- Irregularly Irregular: Atrial Fibrillation
- Making my blood curdle: Venous thromboembolism
- Don’t miss a VASCatastrophe
Watch or Listen Instantly and Receive up to 15.75 CME Credits!
Master the Accurate Interpretation of ECGs and the Evidence-Based Care of the Acute Cardiac Patient.
Meet Our Expert Faculty
Our Energetic and Knowledgeable Faculty Will Provide You with State-of-the-Art Updates in Ways to Optimize the Care of the Acute Cardiac Patient.
Peter S. Pang, MD, MS, FACEP, FACC, FAHA
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief Science Officer, Indianapolis EMS
Indiana University School of Medicine,
Amer Z. Aldeen, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer
US Acute Care Solutions
Director, Chicago Cardiac Arrest
Resuscitation Education Service
Bart Besinger, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine
Associate Director, EM Student Clerkship
Indiana University School of Medicine
Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, FACEP, FAAEM
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Jestin Carlson, MD, MSc
Director of Resident Research
Chair, Institutional Review Board
Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Department of Emergency Medicine
Megan Fix, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Professor and Vice Chair; Director, Emergency Cardiology Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Alicia A. Shirakbari, MD, FACEP
Marcum and Wallace Hospital, Irvine KY
US Acute Care Solutions
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Amazing. The standard in EM education!- Course Participant
Great information to help increase my knowledge and understanding. The ECG workshop was very helpful. I really enjoyed the course.- Course Participant
All instructors were excellent, up-to-date on topics, interesting and kept the course moving along.- Course Participant
Excellent set of speakers. I will be back and will recommend this course to my peers.- Course Participant
Faculty very informative and easy to follow along!- Course Participant
Excellent speakers all around. Definitely one of the better conferences I have been to.- Course Participant
I absolutely loved every lecture.- Course Participant
Will absolutely go to another conference! Wonderful!- Course Participant
All the speakers were magnificent in their knowledge and delivery of information.- Course Participant
Dr. Mattu is an excellent speaker and educator. He presents the material in a way that makes it accessible and easy to follow and understand.- Course Participant
Each lecture was short and to the point.- Course Participant
Amal Mattu is possibly the best lecturer I have seen in the field of medicine.- Course Participant
The Heart Course
Self-Study CME Accreditation
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AOA automatically recognizes AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as AOA Category 2 credit.
Both PA and NP organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ as approved CME.
The Heart Course is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and advanced practice professionals that provide care to patients with acute cardiovascular problems.
Upon completion of this self-study program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss chest pain risk stratification by exploring the ins and outs of the Heart Score
- Identify the evidence-based strategies for the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (STEMI, and UA/ NSTEMI), atrial fibrillation, heart failure, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, and cerebral hemorrhage
- Describe the mechanisms of action and optimal evidence-based use of new and emerging cardiovascular medications, including new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) therapy and reversal agents
- Demonstrate state-of-the-art resuscitation strategies for patients presenting with cardiovascular emergencies
- Evaluate and initiate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk, high-threat electrocardiography (ECG) findings and unusual dysrhythmias
- Discuss the emerging data on current and novel biomarkers in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease
- Identify optimal antiplatelet and anticoagulant management strategies for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and stroke
- Determine evidence-based best practices in the management of device-related emergencies in patients with cardiac disease, including ventricular assist devices (VADs), pacemakers, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)